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Join us for the inauguration of EON Reality’s first Mainland African Interactive Digital Center located in the City of Tshwane on April 14-15, 2016.


Tshwane Interactive Digital Centre (IDC) is the result of a collaboration between the City of Tshwane, the capital city of South Africa, and EON Reality Inc. of the USA.

The IDC is a state of the art strategic initiative that will bring high-end interactive 3D Digital Media, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technologies, and the requisite skills to Tshwane. It will be a first for South Africa and indeed, mainland Africa.

The IDC will offer, and build large-scale 3D technical capacity in Tshwane, supporting the City’s transition to a smart-city and to its long-term socio-economic growth and development. It will also be a major player in the emerging global VR /AR market. The IDC will anchor the City’s drive towards a local digital and knowledge economy (Tshwane Vision 2055) and the will enhance these economic initiatives. It will add educational and training value, support local industrial development, create employment opportunities, help build global competiveness, and also address broader development needs, including a reduction in the Digital Divide.

Together with thought leaders from the Industry and Education sectors we will share how scalable VR and AR solutions is continuing to transform Education and Training world-wide.


Thursday, April 14th  |  Transcending Educational barriers through VR/AR

Virtual Reality is transforming education as we know it. We invite you to explore and get hands-on demonstrations in our new center showcasing the use of Virtual Reality technologies for the classroom. We invite you to immerse yourself in an exciting day of learning, exploring, and discovering new ways to create innovative, high-performance applications.

9.30 am Breakfast Educational Launch
Opening and Welcome:

  • Mr. Jason Ngobeni,City Manager, City of Tshwane
  • Mr. Dumisani Otumile, GCIO IT, City of Tshwane
  • Mr. Mats W. Johansson, CEO, EON Reality, Inc.

Show Room Tour

12.00 pm Lunch and Educational Testimonials
  • EyeSim- Achieve mastery learning through deliberate practice: Dr Anuradha Khanna, MD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Loyola University
  • VR, our brains and how do we really learn:  Dr Robert “Bob” Day, CEO, Non-Zero Sum Development
  • A 15 years of breaking new ground in Africa: Mr. Dave Lockwood, CEO, Naledi3d Factory
  • Innovation – A road oft-trodden:   Dr Neville R. Comins, National innovation Advisor at Cofisa (Cooperation Framework On Innovation Systems Between South Africa and Finland)
  • EON Learn for Life Programme: Mr. Mikael Jacobsson, VP EON Reality Inc.
  • VR in rural development in Zimbabwe: Mr. Eliada Gudza, World Links, Zimbabwe
  • Potential for VR in water and sanitation: Dr. Trevor Mulaudzi, University of Limpopo

*Subject to change

Friday, April 15th | Competitive & Sustainable Industry Edge with VR 

Our new Tshwane Interactive Digital Center provides access to state of the art interactive 3D technologies including our new virtual showroom, training room, project room, development lab, and 3D classroom infrastructure, creating a center of excellence in Tshwane. We will showcase the newest technologies and innovations in Virtual Reality. Industry leaders and 3D experts will guide you through hands-on VR experiences to demonstrate the incredible power of one of the world’s most exciting emerging technologies.

9.30 am Breakfast  at EON Reality Tshwane
Show Room Tour
12.00 pm Lunch, Industry and Edutainment Testimonials, and Case Studies
  • Mining/Energy: Mr. Joe Cheben, Former Senior Engineering  Associate at ExxonMobil, USA
  • The potential for VR in the SA Energy Sector:  Mr. Kevin Nassiep, CEO, SANEDI.
  • Interactive Digital Centres:  Mr. Ken Swain, Chairman, EON Reality Ltd., EON Reality, UK
  • Professional Aeronautics Training: Mr. Sridhar Sunkad, MD, EON Reality, Singapore
  • Social VR: Ms. Mary Spio, President and Founder, Next Galaxy
  • Sports Training:  Mr. Brendan Reilly, CEO, EON Sports VR
  • Industrial Training: Mr. Nader Imani, Head of Global Education, Festo, USA  and Mr. Serge Tankam, Didactic Solutions Engineer, Southern & Eastern Africa

*Subject to change

Recommended Hotel Accommodations

Garden Court Hatfield
Pretorius St
Pretoria, 0083, South Africa
Phone: +27 12 432 9600

Sheraton Pretoria Hotel 

Protea Hotel Manor
1050 Burnett Street
Corner of Burnett and Festival Streets, Hatfield
Pretoria, 0083 South Africa
Phone: +27 16 3627077

Courtyard Hotel Arcadia
Corner Park and Hill Streets
Arcadia, Pretoria, 0007, South Africa
Phone: +27 12 342 4940

City Lodge Hotel Hatfield
407 Hilda Street, Hatfield,
Pretoria, 0028, South Africa
Phone: +27 12 423 5000

City Lodge Hotel Lynnwood
146 Blue Gate Road
Corner Lynnwood and Daventry Roads
Lynnwoon Manor
Pretoria, 0040, South Africa
Phone: +27 12 471 0300

Pebble ‘n Palms Guest House
124 Allcock St
Pretoria, 0083, South Africa
Phone: +27 12 430 3739