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Foundry 45 at FutureX Live

What’s one day long and ten years ahead? Moxie’s FutureX Live, of course! Foundry 45 had a jam-packed day at the conference for “The Next 10” last Tuesday. We were ecstatic to be placed alongside other pioneering groups at FutureXPO, the conference’s demonstration area, where we exhibited some of our latest virtual reality experiences for Delta and IBM – The Weather Company.

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A full day of TedX-style talks kicked off with Moxie’s John Rich, adorned in tails and a bowler hat, giving a gripping presentation about the life-changing tech we can look forward to in the near future. Medical nanobots, self-driving cars, voice-controlled AI, and the all-important XR technologies all had their time in the spotlight.

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Managing partner Dave Beck led a panel on the Future of Learning, featuring learning experts from the corporate and academic communities. Dr. Adriane Randolph from Kennesaw State’s BrainLab noted how big data and AI could empower students with customized learning, which Delta Director of Learning Brandon Carson had plans to implement VR training solutions for Delta employees soon. Crystal Kadakia, author of The Millennial Myth, brought up the need to retain privacy in the future of education & training. With his experience in the film industry, Brennen Dicker, director of Georgia State’s Creative Media Industries Institute, saw partnerships with business as a key to evolving the learning process. Everyone agreed that new technology can change the way we learn, but that the learning and development always come first.

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Just before the keynote speech by Bozoma Saint John, partner Dana Dojnik held a panel on using tech for good. That meant something just a little bit different for all invited to her panel. IV Ashton was optimistic about AI and autonomy democratizing legal advice and disrupting the court system. Jhillika Kumar, a Georgia Tech student who founded a startup called Axis Ability to help developmentally disabled individuals communicate, looked forward to her technology facilitating a more welcoming workplace. Deigratia Daniels is helping the teens of today see how their worlds will grow exponentially by understanding VR and AR technology. Sarah Koch is using a VR film “Growing New Roots” to transport current and potential supporters to see the wonderful work they are doing with the Batwa community in Uganda. And the powerful work Joey Womack is doing to support a community of good people using innovation to reduce some of the world’s largest basic need inequality gaps through his organization, Goodie Nation.

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Left to right: Deigratia Daniels, Joey Womack, IV Ashton, Dana Dojnik, Jhillika Kumar, Sarah Koch

Thanks to everyone who supported Foundry 45 at FutureX Live. Big props to MoxieUSA and Destination South for bringing the Next 10 so close to home here in the ATL. Stay tuned on our social media for news about future events!