Porter Stowell consults with clients to innovate through the adoption of game mechanics, and is responsible for leading IBM’s serious games strategy. Prior to joining IBM, Porter was a consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton supporting business model redesign and gamification efforts for NASA education.
Gregoire Parain is co-manager of Novelab by AudioGaming, in charge of the Paris office of the studio. Specializing in the creation of high-quality interactive experiences, Novelab has garnered international prizes, including the Tribeca Storyscapes Award with the VR Experience Notes on Blindness: Into Darkness (as AudioGaming). Gregoire has worked on the projects Notes on Blindness, Kinoscope - a VR journey into the world of cinema, Zaha Hadid VR Experiences, and Unrest (TFF, 2017).
Fred Volhuer is the founder of Shuttershades.io, a consulting firm supporting creation in VR with marketing/distribution strategies. He is also Strategic Advisor for WONDA VR, a VR creation and distribution tool for content makers. In 2015, he supported Notes on Blindness: Into Darkness, winner of Tribeca’s Storyscapes Award in 2016. He returns to Tribeca this season to support Unrest, appearing in the Virtual Arcade. He has been a panelist at several VR conferences, including Filmgate and Mutek.