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Panel on the Future of Augmented Reality and 3D in Commerce

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Panelists
  • Ben Houston CTO & Founder - Threekit Technologies Inc.
  • Shlomo Bibas SVP & Global Chief Information Officer - Celestica
  • Dan Gange Director of Ecommerce - Palliser Furniture and EQ3

Join us on June 9th from 3:00pm to 4:00pm ET for a much-anticipated live panel on the future of augmented reality (AR) and 3D in ecommerce, co-hosted by TheFutureEconomy.ca and Threekit Technologies Inc. During this live interactive discussion, we will explore the capacity and promise of AR and 3D solutions to digital marketing, brand awareness and the online shopping experience, which will further enable Canada’s well-trusted brands to rise above their competition.

A surge in ecommerce was already occurring prior to the pandemic, but with more Canadians shopping online than ever before, Canada’s brands must leverage new technologies to improve their performance and accelerate their presence online. AR and 3D visualizations can provide them with opportunities to achieve that objective.

Hosted by Florent Thévenin, Director of TheFutureEconomy.ca, this panel includes three experts in marketing, IT solutions and 3D/AR for what promises to be an insightful conversation on the future of ecommerce in Canada.

We hope to see you there and invite you to share with your friends, colleagues and anyone who would be interested!

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Ben Houston
CTO & Founder - Threekit Technologies Inc.

For the last 5 years, Ben’s focus has been Threekit and enabling ecommerce to exceed the in-store experience through augmented reality, interactive 3D and virtual photography.  Ben draws upon a deep background in 3D computer graphics including stints in the games and visual effects industries, a series of academic publications in fluid simulation, and the creation of two popular visual effects software tools acquired by Amazon (Deadline, Krakatoa). Besides Threekit, Ben is active in the open-source community, both as a top contributor to the popular Three.js Javascript library and as a member of the Khronos Group for advancing the 3D glTF standard.

Shlomo Bibas
SVP & Global Chief Information Officer - Celestica

Shlomo Bibas is the Senior Vice-President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Celestica, a Toronto-based company leading in design, manufacturing, hardware platforms and supply chain solutions. Prior to joining Celestica, Mr. Bibas served as Senior Vice-President of the Apotex group of companies, where he was responsible for all global information technology operations.

Dan Gange
Director of Ecommerce - Palliser Furniture and EQ3

Director of Ecommerce for EQ3 and Palliser Furniture where he is responsible for managing  the ecommerce properties and their performance.