HARMAN, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. focused on connected technologies and solutions for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, announced the return of HARMAN Technology Forum 2022. Taking place on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at The Theatre in Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas, this year’s HARMAN Technology Forum event will convene in-depth discussions from business and technology leaders about how the metaverse, modern mobility and other experiential technologies are poised to transform the entertainment, commerce, transportation and consumer experience industries.
“As a global leader in experience-led technologies, we at HARMAN are looking forward to bringing forth a thoughtful discussion this year around the bleeding-edge experiential technologies that are reshaping our connected lives,” said Michael Mauser, President and Chief Executive Officer, HARMAN. “With an eye to the future, we’ve been interested in how the metaverse and modern mobility solutions are going to impact many of our key industries like automotive, consumer, technology and audio. With HARMAN Technology Forum, we have built a great platform where leaders across these industries can come together, learn about the latest emerging technologies, and have a meaningful dialogue about the ever-evolving consumer experience landscape.”
HARMAN Technology Forum will once again be hosted by Shibani Joshi, National Business and Technology Journalist, and the event schedule will include:
Martin Eberhard, Co-Founder and former CEO of Tesla, will discuss the future of transportation in a fireside chat moderated by Darrin Shewchuk, Vice President of Public Affairs & Communications at HARMAN.
Cathy Hackl, a globally recognized metaverse expert and tech futurist, will de-mystify the metaverse, and take attendees on a deep dive into the multitude of opportunities that await consumers, businesses, and society at large.
Metaverse – The Consumer Zeitgeist: The panel will address how brands are reaching Gen-Z audiences in the metaverse, and how the metaverse, NFTs and Web 3.0 are already transforming how consumers socialise, shop, play, and travel. This thought-provoking panel will feature HARMAN partners and metaverse pioneers such as Alex Saratsis, Co-Managing Director at Octagon; Lawrence Edmondson, Chief Technology Officer at Barbarian; and Teddy Zee, Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer at mintNFT; and will be moderated by award-winning freelance journalist Abigail Bassett.
The Future of Mobility: With an eye on the future, this panel will explore groundbreaking innovations like the metaverse, developments in AR, VR, and mixed reality, and other novel automated technologies that are reshaping mobility experiences and the transportation industry. This forward-looking panel discussion among experts and leaders in the mobility space will include Dr Anita Sengupta, CEO and Founder at Hydroplane Ltd.; Chris Ludwig, Vice President – EPIC Experience Team at HARMAN; and David Rhodes, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Unity; and will be moderated by experienced freelance automotive journalist Marcus Amick.
Closing Address: Delivered by Michael Mauser, President and Chief Executive Officer of HARMAN, the closing address will convene the day’s discussions and lead to the announcement of the HARMAN-XTC Challenge Winner.