2017 SID/OLED-Association and Veritas et Visus AR/VR Conference Wednesday, May 24, 2017 LA Convention Center
Dan Lejerskar Founder and Chairman EON Reality
Title: How can Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality address the increasing knowledge transfer needs caused by technology disruption
Abstract: Our greatest opportunities are now being driven by technology disruption that change the way we interact with and view our world. One disruptive technology that we’re developing is the ability to create an illuminated Augmented and Virtual Reality world bursting with knowledge. This knowledge is injected into every object and every environment enriching our daily lives. In this world, knowledge is instantly accessible, contextual, structured and relevant for our personal needs and where knowledge transfer is simultaneously visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. It enables people to learn faster, remember longer, and decide better. EON Reality believes Knowledge is a Human Right.
Bio: Dan Lejerskar began his career at Volvo Aerospace as program manager for the Arianne 5 rocket program for the main engine rocket. He was responsible for the coordination and development between Volvo, MBB, Fiat and SEP. He founded PFAB (Projektledning Portugal AB) a subsidiary in Portugal with Escandinavas Ltd. that developed construction and real estate and, as CEO, built the company from a two-person operation to over 300 people. He also founded and ran PKAB, a company that focused on numerical simulation to virtual reality and interactive 3D.
In 1998 he co-founded EON Reality and also headed RealityBUY.com, a company which developed interactive 3D focusing on development, content and application. The company grew organically to a peak of US$240 million. Mr. Lejerskar is today the Chairman of EON Reality, the world’s leading developer of scalable Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality solutions for providing effective Knowledge Transfer in the Education, Industry and Edutainment markets. The company has offices in 10 locations world-wide and includes organizations such as Boeing, Exxon Mobil, and United Nations Industrial Development Organization amongst its users. EON Reality also has hundreds of academic organizations as customer as well as government partnerships in 5 continents through its global network of IDC (Interactive Digital Centre) and Entrepreneur Schools.
Mr. Lejerskar’s awards include Most Accomplished Businessman for Fastest Growing Company in Sweden; Co-winner with the CEO of Volvo AB of Chalmers University of Technology Daleen Prize and Entrepreneur of the Year. He has been selected to speak in capacity of VR expert to the Asian Leadership Conference in 2015 and 2016. Lejerskar holds dual Masters of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Date: May 22-26 Society for Information Display (SID) DisplayWeek Business Track Location: Los Angeles Convention Center.