Dr Roy Davies
DIRECTOR, CTO & CO-FOUNDER
Dr Roy Davies is a pioneer in the Mixed Reality field, with a career spanning 25 years in both academia and industry. This began in the early days of Virtual Reality bringing together Computer Science and Cognitive Science around usability in brain injury rehabilitation and participatory design at the University of Lund in southern Sweden. From there, he established the Flexible Reality Centre which is still in operation today. Moving to New Zealand, Dr. Davies helped create an initiative by the government to foster industry and academic growth in 3D visualisation embodied in a company called Nextspace. However, these experiences did nothing to prepare him for the rigours of cofounding a Technology startup – Imersia, but did furnish him with deep insight into new ‘Reality’ technologies that will be entering mainstream about now and a desire to create ‘Calm Technologies’.