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July 2, 2020 47 mins

EY 13 WHAT THE TECH? – with Matt Ward


With Technology evolving before our very eyes, it was awesome to speak with WorldStage’s Chief Technologist, Matt Ward. We talked about adapting technology to create something new, collaboration and competition w/in the industry, what Producers can do to embrace the tech, and the evolution and incorporation of AR, VR, and XR into the events world and beyond.  



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Terri Walters

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Episode 13 By the Numbers:


00:00 | Terri Walters

Meet Matt Ward: Chief Technologist, WorldStage.


05:43 | Matt Ward

On being a Chief Technologist – adapting technology to create something new.


12:45 | Terri Walters

What’s the process and timeline for bringing a new technological idea to fruition?


19:07 | Terri Walters / Matt Ward

On managing and interacting with creative teams.


22:52 | Matt Ward

Gaming platforms/engines are the operating system for what’s coming next: AR, VR, XR, Mixed Reality … What’s the digital future? What’s the compelling, interesting middle ground between Zoom and an XR production?


26:10 | Terri Walters

What can the general, event-goer public expect coming out of the COVID-19 lockdown?


30:35 | Matt Ward

The roots of my inspiration. My journey of becoming uninhibited by technology.


33:40 | Terri Walters

What can Producers do to embrace new technology? How can they best deal with their clients’ technological needs.

40:57 | Matt Ward

How to operate in a zero-collaboration-industry, that’s now changing.



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