The industry session is a session with topics provided by and focused on
the games industry and how it links to research in games.
The industry session will include:
Invited keynote talks from top figures in the field.
Industry talks from game companies and developers. Each industry talk
will be delivered on-demand through a pre-recorded 20-minute video,
maybe plus a pre-recorded 5-minute demo video dependent on speakers.
Square Enix Japan
Square Enix Japan
Remi Driancourt is the General Manager of the Advanced Technology Division in Square-Enix, Tokyo. He joined Square-Enix in 2009 after a decade of experience in Cognitive Science, Robotics and Natural Language Processing. There, he rapidly fell in love with Animation and Computer Graphics. After two years working as a R&D engineer, Remi became the Graphics Lead on the “Agni’s Philosophy” tech demo showcased at E3 2012. Beginning 2014, Remi handed back his programmer’s hat and took the head of the Advanced Technology Division, whose main mission is to perform applied R&D and provide technical support to Square Enix projects.
Ross Finman currently leads AR Strategy at Niantic. He was previously Co-founder and CEO of Escher Reality, acquired by Niantic in early 2018. He is a current Forbes 30 under 30 and previously spent a decade working in computer vision at MIT and CMU. He has worked at NASA and SpaceX, all after growing up on a llama farm.
Aya Matsuyama (PhD)is a Darwin-based coordinator and certified facilitator of Imacocollabo Global Team. The team is reaching out to the world with the 2030 SDGs Game to transform our world and ourselves. She is an advocate of meaningful learning through experience; therefore, believes in the potential of the game to bring transformation to ourselves and the world.
She has gained a great variety of work and cross-cultural experiences, starting with working as an engineer designing inspection devices for nuclear power plants in Japan and U.S, an environmental scientist working with Aboriginal communities in Australia to develop groundwater maps, a lecturer/teacher/facilitator at all levels of education. She also works as a consultant providing her experience to support a few philosophy-driven social enterprises.