My guest is Alvin Wang Graylin, the China President of HTC. Alvin leads all aspects of the VIVE VR initiatives, the smartphone business and is currently the vice-chairman of the Industry of Virtual Reality Alliance.
– Tell us about your background
– When did you discover VR?
– What attracted you to VR?
– Why did HTC decide to go all in with VR?
– Can you share with us some updates from GDC 2019?
– Any updates on Cosmos you can share with us?
– What’s your take on VR for the Enterprise?
– Who’s monetizing VR now and how are they doing it?
– How do you answer ROI of VR questions from prospects?
– How can you get early adopters off the fence?
– Is the future of VR tethered or wireless?
– Tell us about VEC 2019.
– What other technologies can we look forward to in future headsets (e.g. eye tracking, haptics, etc)?
– Tell us about your “lip tracking” announcement. How will that work? Can you share some use cases for it?
– Ultimately, for VR to take off in a big way, HMDs have to become ubiquitous just like televisions and allow people to use any experience in the market (just like I can watch any program on any TV). What’s your thoughts on this and what does that mean to HMD manufacturers such as HTC?
– How can HTC Vive compete with lower cost HMDs? What do you consider your market differentiator to be?
– Do you see AR and VR ultimately merging?
– For developers in the enterprise wanting to get into VR today, do you have any thoughts or words of inspiration why this is the time to do it?
– What does the future of VR and AR look like to you if you had full control over it?