Industry Program

VRCAI 2019's Industry Speakers

Anita Byrnes


Anita Byrnes
Forum8 is an Australian with more than thirty years of business experience in the ICT industry, a major part of which has included business in and with Japan. Since 2010 she has been director of Forum8 AU Pty Ltd, the representative of Forum8 Co. Ltd, a leading Japanese engineering and visualization software company. Her main role is business development, and support for Australian and New Zealand users. Forum8 software VR-Design Studio (UC-win Road) is used extensively for visualization and virtual reality applications in civil engineering and consultancy, community consultation, and driver training and driver behaviour research.


Brian Cabral


Brian Cabral is Director of engineering at Facebook specializing in computational photography, computer vision, and computer graphics. He is the holder of numerous patents (filed and issued) and leads the Surround 360 VR camera team. He has published a number of diverse papers in the area of computer graphics and imaging including the pioneering Line Integral Convolution algorithm.

VRCAI 2019 promises to usher in even greater engagement with emerging players and industry leaders within stabilising markets, greatly expanding 17 years of established industry-academia led developments within the spectrum of the Virtual Reality Continuum (VRC). This, in view of the VR and AR investments last year within the two major markets (USA and China) have seen a total of US$7.2 billion, with over US$4. billion invested in computer vision/AR technologies, US$1 billion in smart glasses, and US$400 million in games (Digi-Capital data). VRCAI 2019 aims to showcase emerging products and real-world applications from across the VR, AR and XR (extended reality) industries from core hardware and software technologies to critical applications, and from critical use cases to active users in our range of extended abstracts, corporate communications articles and talks. 

The VRCAI Industry Programme solicits both technical and application articles from both the academia and industry. Our scope is broad, covering the entire spectrum of the Virtual Reality Continuum. We welcome state-of-the-art works in Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR), and any development and applications of Extended Reality (XR) to our programme. The VRCAI Industry Programme seeks to provide a forum from which corporations, start-ups, researchers, developers and users in both the industry and academia may discuss ideas and share experiences, and from which the dissemination of best practices may lead to strategies for advancing our field.

VRCAI has a special programme welcoming industry submissions, these may be within one of the following categories:

  • Extended abstracts/Short corporate communications articles (2-3 pages).] Articles will be included as part of company proceedings.
  • Industry Talks [throughout the programme – to start the day] [Talks by prominent industry people – host a few more talks, to connect with sponsorships]

    Deadlines for SubmissionVRCAI has provided an option to become official sponsors of the event. Please see SPONSORSHIP page for our flexible sponsorship packages.

VRCAI 2019 Submission Requirements and Deadline Info