The tech scene in Chicago is no joke, which is why industry vets and budding entrepreneurs alike flock together each year during Techweek for speaking sessions, demos and parties. This year we were invited to attend as one of a few select companies to demo VR at Chicago Tech Meets FinTech: A Peek Inside Capital One. The event, held at Capital One’s new 50th floor collaboration space, offered robot wars, virtual reality experiences, music, food and drinks, and was a hit with the over 400 attendees.
Techweek's FinTech Event at Capital One
We were honored to be able to show off some of our VR solutions for retail on the big screen, and we had a great time demonstrating VR capabilities to the diverse crowd. And a crowd it was—the line was down the hall all night long, and we were able to engage in great conversations with professionals in tech, finance, and many other industries, all looking to experience the latest virtual reality technology.
Long lines for VR
We played around with virtual art using the HTC Vive, and later we gave attendees a chance to get their (virtual) hands on a room full of toys with the Oculus. The event just made it that much clearer that VR and its unlimited opportunities has become a truly legitimate tool for the business sector.
Demo of ShopperMX™
When it comes to enterprise solutions, VR serves as a more efficient alternative to the real world, and it's clear that Techweek attendees are excited about the possibilities. Plus, it's just a lot of fun.