Doghead Simulations Newsletter: Kyle Maeda Joins As President, First All-Day VR Conference in rumii, New Features and more! 

Hey friends of Doghead Simulations! 

We have been up to a lot recently and have some exciting announcements for you. Here’s a note from our CEO to kick-off this month’s newsletter! 

“We’ve been a busy bunch this year at Doghead Simulations. We’ve got great market traction, monthly, recurring revenue and exciting product updates. But the one thing we’re most proud of is how happy our customer are with rumii. We’re all working very hard to execute on our blockbuster strategy to fundamentally improve the way that people educate and communicate and the future is bright. One of the most exciting things for all of us on this journey is how we are connecting people across the globe and doing our part to improve our world by shrinking it. If I could describe rumii in one word, it would be... unification. rumii is unifying our world in ways we’ve never seen before. We’re linking the two-dimensional screens of the digital world in front of us with the 3-dimensional physical world around us. rumii is having the unifying effect of bridging social class, closing the resource gap and freeing our distinct human capabilities to simulate, visualize and interact across each of our very personal and unique realities. We’ll soon look back and marvel at what we once thought to be impossible, but is now a very real and normal part of our daily lives. rumii is a central part of our new extended reality and at the forefront of the world’s next computing platform and here’s the kicker… it’s already here!”  - Mat Chacon (@TheVRCEO)

Merging Realities: First All-Day in VR Conference Held In rumii

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This past month rumii was chosen as the platform of choice to hold the first all day in virtual reality conference -. Merging Realities. The event was organized by Lethbridge College to showcase speakers who spoke on education and VR. It was a highly successful event with over 150 global attendees in rumii throughout the day as well as non-VR viewers through livestreaming on Twitch. This event was truly a historic event not only for our company to showcase rumii, but for the future of our industry to show off the ways virtual reality can be used to connect the world. Merging Realities in rumii proved the worth of virtual reality for Human-to-Human (H2H) interaction. 

Kyle Maeda joins Doghead Simulations as President and Executive Vice-Chairman

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Our “virtual doghouse” is growing! We are excited to announce the addition of a new incredible “top dog”. The team is honored to bring Kyle Maeda on board as President and Executive Vice-Chairman to help us shape the future of Doghead Simulations. He has a passion for creating products that change industry paradigms: from SMS in wireless, diagnostic tools for heavy transport, or most recently, a market leading eClinical tool for life sciences.  He also has years of experience building large global organizations, as well as scaling companies through inorganic growth. 

Recent Press Features in Engadget and Geekwire

 

Full Sail taps VR to help online students feel less isolated - Engadget https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/20/full-sail-university-online-class-vr-session

From AR to VR: After games, what’s the next big market for ‘extended reality? - Geekwire https://www.geekwire.com/2018/ar-vr-games-whats-next-big-market-extended-reality

CEO Mat Chacon Keynoting at AWE Conference

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Mat Chacon, CEO of Doghead Simulations, will be giving a keynote titled “Educating Across Realities Bridging distance, time and scale in education and training” at the 9th Annual Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara, CA this year. In this age of XR, people will no longer go to school… they will simply attend school. XR is linking the two-dimensional screens of the digital world in front of us with the 3-dimensional physical world around us. This is having the unifying effect of bridging social class, closing the resource gap and freeing our distinct human capabilities to simulate, visualize and interact across each of our unique realities.

Partnerships with HTC Vive and HP to showcase rumii at the MIT EmTech Conference and UBTech Conference

We are excited to partner with HTC Vive for the EmTech Next Conference at MIT in Cambridge, MA, June 4-5th. Focusing on  “future of work” technologies, we be demoing and showcasing rumii with HTC Vive at their Enterprise VR showcase during EmTech Next in June. We are also partnering with HP to demo and showcase rumii at the UBTech Education Technology Conference in Las Vegas, June 4-5th. 

New rumii Features

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New features are on the way! We are releasing a new build of rumii the end of this month, here’s a sneak peak of the many new features that we will be rolling out. 

  • Google Poly Integration: Assemble your own creative scene in rumii using free 3D models directly imported from Google Poly
  • New Design Platform Room Type: Design and create your own space with this spacious and simplistic room.
  • Reaction Emojis: Emojis for users to further express their emotions during meetings or events. Great for presenters to gauge audience reactions during talks or classes. 


Thanks again for all of your support and feedback! Our customers and fans are helping us shape the future of work and education.

Have questions about rumii or want to partner with us? Let us know contact@dogheadsimulations.com or tweet us @dogheadsims