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Innovation Insights: An XR Keynote with Jamie Voris

XR in Media and Entertainment

Date & Time

April 17, 2024, 1:00 PM - April 17, 2024, 2:00 PM


Pendleton Room (2nd Floor), Michigan Union

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Join the Center for Academic Innovation for an engaging Innovation Insights Keynote presented by Jamie Voris, the Chief Technology Officer at The Walt Disney Studios. In this talk, Voris will explore how extended reality (XR) and other emerging technologies could influence the future of storytelling and entertainment. He’ll give us a look into how his teams build immersive experiences at Disney for new platforms like the Apple Vision Pro and will share his perspective on how transformative these technologies will be in areas like education and beyond. 


Innovation Insights

The Center for Academic Innovation brings together people who want to transform education, share knowledge, and increase learner success by hosting inspiring talks, collaborative problem-solving workshops, and discussions on the latest in educational research and practice. The Innovation Insights series features a diverse lineup of topics, delivered by leaders in academia and private industry, united by the common goals of delivering insights into how to further academic innovation and build the future of education.

This event series will not be live-streamed or recorded. This decision reflects both agreements with speakers and the desire to encourage engagement during and around the event.


About Jamie Voris

As Chief Technology Officer for The Walt Disney Studios, Jamie is responsible for the oversight and strategic leadership of the technology that supports the company’s content creation businesses. In addition, Jamie also leads a Research and Innovation organization that spans from StudioLAB (advanced development through partnerships with corporations like Microsoft, BMW, and Accenture) to Disney Research Studios (an academic-focused long-range research partnership based in Zurich, Switzerland).