Marcus Olsson

Singularity Expert: Augmented and Virtual Reality

Marcus is a Product Expert and a VR-pioneer. He is the CEO and Co-founder of VR-company SceneThere, and the founder of the strategic advisory firm Technium. He is passionate about the way technology can help us telling a story and make us connect with each other. In 1998 - before the word blog was invented - he built a personal blogging system which he used while traveling for 4 months in Asia.During his 6 years at Nokia and Microsoft he built up a number of innovation teams. First at Nokia Maps in Berlin, and later at Nokia's HQ in Finland where he lead the prototyping and concepting work around Nokia's mobile cameras. He was Lead Program Manager for the 41MP cameraphone Nokia Lumia 1020, which was awarded the Red-Dot award in communication design in 2014.In 2016 he co-founded the VR company SceneThere based on the idea that anyone can create virtual worlds using a 360 camera. By using SceneThere's tools he has created interactive VR-documentaries such as "North Korea VR" which was featured in Wired, BBC, Mashable and others, and "Voices of the Favela" which was premiered at UN’s conference “Habitat 3”.Marcus is a Singularity University alumni (GSP 2014), a practitioner of Zen meditation, a techno-DJ and holds a professional skipper license.