On Wednesday, May 20th, at the 6th Asian Leadership Conference in Seoul, Korea, Chairman Dan Lejerskar explained why Knowledge is a Human Right, and how EON Reality is making Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality based knowledge transfer available, accessible and affordable for every human on the planet.
(L to R, T to B) Dan Lejerskar, EON Reality Chairman and friend from Korea; Mr. Lejerskar during his speech; Mr. Lejerskar with EON Reality Partners in Korea; Mr. Lejerskar with Former Prime Minister of Japan, Mr Murayama Tomiichi; Vice President of International Business Development at Marvel Comics, C.B. Cebulski and Co-Founder of Cirque du Soleil, Gilles Ste-Croix
Mr. Lejerskar asked Gilles Ste-Croix, Co-Founder of Cirque du Soleil, how Virtual Reality combined with his expertise in circus arts can be used to awaken curiosity for learning among young children.
“We can use what I do, Circus Art, to help children,” said Gilles Ste-Croix, Co-Founder of Cirque du Soleil.” He came to watch Mr. Lejerskar’s speech because,”I wanted to know how I could apply this [Virtual Reality] to what I do.”
Gilles Ste-Croix said he would level up with EON Reality and create a film for Virtual Reality headsets such as Oculus, for students to experience what it is like to walk on the wire. He also added that learning a challenging technique, will make them feel special.
“It works, because then they realize they can learn something special. You can see above and below, and you have to keep a balance,” he said. “You won’t hurt yourself, because it is using Virtual Reality, but you can learn how to keep your balance without the apparatus.”
New forces are reshaping our lives to address the wave of changes taking place in the current age. EON Reality’s continued innovation in Virtual Reality based knowledge transfer is a key factor in creating jobs for the next generation. With EON Reality’s 15 years of experience in Virtual and Augmented Reality based knowledge transfer for industry, education, and edutainment, EON’s Chairman spoke at the Asian Leadership Conference as the main subject matter expert in this field. This conference marks as the 6th Asian Leadership Conference, as well as the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and the 70th anniversary of the independence of Korea.
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Lejerskar began his career in 1985 at Volvo Aerospace as program manager for the Arianne 5 rocket program for the main engine rocket. He was responsible for the coordination and development between Volvo, MBB, Fiat and SEP. In 1998, he co-founded EON Reality and also headed RealityBUY.com, a company which developed interactive 3D focusing on development, content and application. The company grew organically to a peak of US$240 million. His awards include Most Accomplished Businessman for the Fastest Growing Company in Western Sweden, 1995-96; Fastest Growing Company in Sweden, 1996; Co-winner with the CEO of Volvo AB of Chalmers University of Technology Daleen Prize and Entrepreneur of the Year, 1997. Lejerskar holds dual Masters of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science from Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden.
The Asian Leadership Conference is hosted by The Chosunilbo, the oldest newspaper and most influential newspaper in Korea, with a daily circulation at 1.77 million. The newspaper is also the flagship of The Chosun Media Group, which includes a general TV channel, TV Chosun, and publishes magazines and books.