MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Jan 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Next Galaxy Corp. , a leading technology and content solutions company developing dynamic, innovative consumer Virtual Reality experiences and technology, is ready for another exciting year at the Business Innovation and Growth (BIG) Summit in Miami Beach, Florida, bringing together immersive technology pioneers and visionaries at the New World Center on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. The event will feature the latest in 3D, virtual and augmented reality technology.
Randi Zuckerberg, former Director of Market Development and spokesperson for Facebook will be the keynote speaker for the company’s BIG Summit. “We’ve seen technology change the way that the world thinks and communicates over the past couple of decades, and I think that we are getting ready for another major shift with the emergence of Virtual and Augmented Reality,” said Ms. Zuckerberg. “No matter how much people think they know what is coming, these revolutionary technologies are likely to exceed all expectations with applications canvasing social media, entertainment, business and much more. I look forward to sharing my thoughts at The B.I.G. Summit.” Randi Zuckerberg is a New York Times Bestselling Author, the founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media and Editor-in-Chief of Dot Complicated, an online community helping us navigate and “untangle” our wired and wonderful lives.
“Randi Zuckerberg continues the tradition of the BIG Summit’s superstar lineups. These outstanding global thought leaders present a rare opportunity for attendees to network and gain insight from the very best in the industry,” said Mary Spio, President of Next Galaxy Corp. “We are excited to partner with our industry leaders to bring this year’s extraordinary event to Miami Beach.”
In addition to Randi Zuckerberg, noteworthy technology experts presenting at the day-long Summit include: Peter Rubin, Senior Editor of WIRED; Avi Muchnick, founder of Aviary (Acquired by ADOBE); Danny Cui of Vuzix Corporation; Elizabeth Baron of Ford Motor Company; Mary Spio, President of Next Galaxy Corp; Diane Sanchez, Executive Director, Americas Council for the Creative Economy (A.C.C.E); Alan McGlade, Founder and Managing Director, Digital Entertainment Ventures (DEV); Mats Johansson CEO of EON Reality, Carlos Arguello, Studio C, Melissa Saelzer from Lockheed Martin, Rick Barker, Former Taylor Swift Manager, and Sherman Wright of Common Ground.
Since 2009, the BIG. Summit has welcomed audiences of visionaries, thought leaders, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, media, business and community leaders to a day of BIG ideas.
Jerry Libbin, Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, added “Miami Beach is quickly emerging as a technology hub, which has made it the perfect meeting place for the best and brightest minds in the industry to convene. We are glad that Next Galaxy has elected to host the BIG Summit in Miami Beach in 2015.”
“We are excited as leaders of the Creative Industry to be working with the ‘visually enlightened’ in making the world more open and connected. Through virtual reality, the industry is introducing the technology of the future and something we have never experienced” said Diane Sanchez, Executive Director for Americas Council for the Creative Economy who has been in the forefront of much of the technology introduced into the Americas Region. More details at www.BIGsummit.biz
With the B.I.G. Summit focusing on immersive technology trends and an industry-wide concerted effort to make this affordably available to consumers, other industries are also weighing in. Education, Entertainment and Healthcare are at the forefront of a breakthrough with the technology. Education and Healthcare experts and visionaries will join in on the discussions on computer-based games, simulations and virtual environments, all providing opportunities to improve learning and cognitive training in a rigorous and relevant way. Dr. Kini, CEO and Chairman, Miami Children’s Hospital and a visionary in technology in Healthcare said, ” Immersive technology has significant potential to improve the way healthcare professionals think and react in a bevy of situations. Research shows that cognitive training can play just as an important role as physical training and virtual reality programs have the ability to combine the best of both worlds, ultimately creating a better environment for patient care.”
Attendees of the BIG. Summit will experience the state of virtual reality, through first hand exhibitions by global and emerging leaders featuring immersive experiences, and exclusive real-world problems solved in the virtual universe. A special treat for attendees will be a performance by Grammy Award winning record producer, songwriter and musician Teddy Riley, who will produce a virtual reality experience featuring a medley of Michael Jackson songs he produced for the legendary superstar. The performance takes place in the acoustically pristine concert hall of the New World Symphony, combined with “Rock star” staging and a 360 degree setting.
The BIG Summit takes place on Tuesday, January 20 from 7 am until 6 pm at the New World Center, 500 17(th) Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139.
About Next Galaxy Corp:
Next Galaxy Corporation is a leading developer of innovative content solutions and fully Immersive Consumer Virtual Reality technology. The Company’s flagship consumer product in development is CEEK, a next-generation fully immersive entertainment and educational social virtual reality platform featuring a combination of live action and 3D experiences. Next Galaxy’s CEEK simulates the communal experience of attending events, such as concerts, sporting events, movies or conferences through Virtual Reality. Next Galaxy is developing entertainment and educational experiences for VR Cinema, VR Concerts, VR Sports, VR Business, VR Tourism and more. In short, Next Galaxy is building the meeting places of the future. For further information, visit www.nextgalaxycorp.com.
Forward-looking statement:This press release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are only predictions and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause Next Galaxy’s actual results to differ materially from anticipated results and expectations expressed in these forward looking statements. Any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties such as those described in Next Galaxy’s periodic reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Contact:Tina BrownNext Galaxy Corp.(877) 407-9797Tina@ceek.com
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