HARMAN Technology Forum Returns to Unveil the Future of Metaverse, Mobility and Experiences

* Tech visionaries, business leaders and transportation pioneers will come together Vegas discuss the latest developments in the metaverse, mobility, and customer experience innovations

STAMFORD, Conn. — HARMAN, a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. focused on connected technologies and solutions for the automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, today announced the return of HARMAN Technology Forum 2022. Taking place on Wednesday, September 28, 2022at the Theater of Virgin Hotels, VegasThis year HARMAN Technology Forum The event will convene in-depth discussions from business and technology leaders on how the metaverse, modern mobility and other experiential technologies are poised to transform the entertainment, commerce, transportation and entertainment industries. ‘client experience.

“As a global leader in experience-driven technologies, we at HARMAN look forward to bringing an in-depth discussion this year to cutting-edge experiential technologies that are reshaping our connected lives,” said Michael Mauser, President and CEO, HARMAN. “Looking to the future, we looked at the impact of the metaverse and modern mobility solutions on many of our key industries such as automotive, consumer, technology and audio. With HARMAN Technology Forumwe’ve built a great platform where leaders in these industries can come together, learn about the latest emerging technologies, and have meaningful dialogue about the ever-changing customer experience landscape.”

HARMAN Technology Forum will again be hosted by Shibani Joshinational business and technology journalist, and the event program will include:

Martin Eberhardco-founder and former CEO of Tesla, will discuss the future of transportation during a fireside chat hosted by Darrin Shewchukvice president of Public Affairs and Communications at HARMAN.

Cathy Hackla globally recognized and futuristic tech metaverse expert, will demystify the metaverse and take attendees on a deep dive into the myriad of opportunities awaiting consumers, businesses, and society as a whole.

Metaverse – The Consumer Zeitgeist: Panel will discuss how brands are reaching Gen Z audiences in the Metaverse, and how the Metaverse, NFTs and Web 3.0 are already transforming the way consumers socialize, shop, play and travel . This thought-provoking panel will feature HARMAN partners and metaverse pioneers such as Alex Saratisco-CEO at Octagon; Laurent Edmondson, Chief Technology Officer at Barbarian; and Teddy Zee, co-founder and chief commercial officer of mintNFT; and will be moderated by an award-winning freelance journalist Abigail Bassett.

The Future of Mobility: With an eye to the future, this panel will explore game-changing innovations such as the Metaverse, developments in AR, VR and mixed reality, and other new automated technologies that are reshaping experiences mobility and the transport industry. This forward-looking panel discussion between experts and leaders in the mobility space will include Dr. Anita SenguptaCEO and Founder of Hydroplane Ltd.; Chris Ludwig, Vice President – EPIC Experience Team at HARMAN; and David Rhodes, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Unity; and will be moderated by an experienced freelance automotive journalist Marcus Amick.

Closing Speech: Delivered by Michael MauserPresident and CEO of HARMAN, the closing keynote will convene the day’s discussions and lead to the announcement of the winner of the HARMAN-XTC Challenge.

HARMAN-XTC Startup Challenge

As a founding partner of the Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC), the world’s largest ecosystem and competition for goal-oriented technologies, HARMAN has collaborated with XTC to launch the HARMAN-XTC Startup Challenge. Under the theme “Metaverse, the Consumer Connection and Emerging Technologies in Mobility”, dozens of startups from around the world were asked to share their breakthrough innovations that will impact the entertainment, consumption and mobility experiences of tomorrow. The 8 finalists of the Top 8 of this challenge will present their innovations in an accelerated rotation, facilitated by Victoria SlivkoffXTC Executive Managing Director and XTC Co-Founder and Legendary Investor Bill TaiDistinguished Partner of Charles River Ventures. The winner will be determined by a live audience vote.

The HARMAN-XTC Challenge finalists are:

“The HARMAN-XTC Startup Challenge will open our eyes to powerful new technologies and solutions designed to shape our future for the better,” said Young Sohn, Chairman of the Board of HARMAN and co-founder of the Extreme Tech Challenge. “As the HARMAN Technology Forum The event aims to uncover discussions on emerging technologies that are changing consumer experiences and addressing key industry challenges, this serves as a terrific forum for a synergistic partnership on the very first HARMAN-XTC startup challenge. This year’s class of XTC innovators have already started making waves in their industries, and with the support of Extreme Tech Challenge and HARMAN, we are confident in their potential to make a real difference in the world. »

HARMAN Technology Forum is held in tandem with JBL Fest, HARMAN’s signature 3-day experience that offers unique experiences at the intersection of music, games and sports. To learn more about HARMAN Technology Forumvisit: https://harmantechforum.com/


HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers and businesses worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, business automation solutions ; and services supporting the Internet of Things. With leading brands such as AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues they perform around the world entire. More than 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN connected car and audio systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europeand Asia. In 2017, HARMAN became a 100% subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

About the Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC)

Extreme Tech Challenge is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public benefit corporation whose mission is to empower startups to create new technological innovations to address global challenges. It is the world’s largest ecosystem and competition for targeted technology inspired by the The United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (ODD). XTC is backed by leading corporations, venture capitalists, foundations, policy makers, universities and tech conferences to give outstanding startups the potential for global visibility, the ability to raise capital, the ability to network with global leaders and access to world-class mentorship. to help them pioneer technological breakthroughs that address our most extreme global challenges. A full list of XTC Partners and how to join is available at www.extremetechchallenge.org.

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Denise Daly

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Extreme technological challenge

Victoria Slivkoff

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Melvin B. Baillie