Marcus Olsson

Marcus Olsson

Faculty

Augmented and Virtual Reality

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Areas of Expertise

Virtual Reality  •  Augmented Reality

About Marcus

Marcus is a Product Expert and a VR-pioneer. He is the CEO and Co-founder of VR-company SceneThere, and the founder of the strategic advisory firm Technium.

He is passionate about the way technology can help us telling a story and make us connect with each other. In 1998 – before the word blog was invented – he built a personal blogging system which he used while traveling for 4 months in Asia.

During his 6 years at Nokia and Microsoft he built up a number of innovation teams. First at Nokia Maps in Berlin, and later at Nokia’s HQ in Finland where he lead the prototyping and concepting work around Nokia’s mobile cameras. He was Lead Program Manager for the 41MP cameraphone Nokia Lumia 1020, which was awarded the Red-Dot award in communication design in 2014.

In 2016 he co-founded the VR company SceneThere based on the idea that anyone can create virtual worlds using a 360 camera. By using SceneThere’s tools he has created interactive VR-documentaries such as “North Korea VR” which was featured in Wired, BBC, Mashable and others, and “Voices of the Favela” which was premiered at UN’s conference “Habitat 3”.

Marcus is a Singularity University alumni (GSP 2014), a practitioner of Zen meditation, a techno-DJ and holds a professional skipper license.

Augmented, Virtual, & Mixed Reality | SingularityU Nordic Summit 2018

Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality I SingularityU Nordic Summit 2019

Speaking Topics

  • Redefining Reality

    Like the World Wide Web Browsers of the 1990s and the Smartphones of the 2000s, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR), will change how we consume information, communicate, express ourself, conduct business, and most of all how we learn. How will VR & AR affect your business, and how can we best utilise these technologies to make the world more sustainable and more livable?

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