Augmented and Virtual Reality for Business: An exploration of AR & VR business impact

Oct 7, 2015 | Augmented Reality | Virtual Reality

MBI Showroom entrance for AR and VR for Business

Last Thursday evening, Seattle’s most innovative business leaders gathered to explore the next wave of technology through the lens of HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR and Google Cardboard.  Hosted by the 8ninths team in the beautiful MBI Showroom, the playful atmosphere was brimming with chatter and curiosity as many guests experienced virtual reality for the first time.




“It’s incredibly exciting to see interest from the business community in Augmented and Virtual Reality.  We think the work we are doing is going to be enormously transformative for business as a whole and this event is a great start to exploring the possibilities with Seattle’s cutting-edge business leaders.”

William Lai, Co-Founder and President of 8ninths




“2016 is going to be a huge year for Augmented and Virtual Reality with major platform releases coming from Oculus, Sony, Samsung, HTC and Microsoft.  We are on the cusp of a paradigm shift that could rival the inception of the Web in magnitude.  It was exciting to witness forward-thinking leaders in the Seattle community engage with VR and AR and begin to explore their business potential.”

Heather Raikes, Creative Director for Augmented and Virtual Reality




As the first Augmented and Virtual Reality event hosted by 8ninths, the goal was to present the basics of AR and VR, invite guests to experience this revolutionary technology first-hand, and to explore business impact and potential applications.  As guests demoed the array of headsets, the room filled with energy and intriguing conversation about the endless possibilities that Augmented and Virtual Reality opens for business and beyond.


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Image Credits: David Dossett

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