Keynote - China Internet Conference, Beijing 21-23 June, 2016
The Internet Society of China (ISC) is a Chinese non-governmental organization made up of 140 members of the Chinese Internet industry including private companies, schools and research institutes. It is supported by Chinese government authorities such as the Ministry of Information Industry, the Ministry of Education and the State Council Information Office. It describes itself as “the country’s first non-governmental regulator for the internet industry.”
Invited to join the 15th China Internet Conference amongst leaders of web based technologies such as Tencent, Uber and China Mobile; Salar Shahna, creative director was acclaimed for his speech on VR. World VR Forum also held a temporary exhibition in the heart of the venue to let attendees experience VR. The theme of the 2016 CIC was “Fostering the Prosperity of Internet Economy, Promoting the Construction of a Cyberpower” covering fields such as sharing economy, mobile Internet, industry Internet, Internet finance, Internet medical, Internet innovation and startup, cyber security, e-commerce, artificial intelligence and VR. The Minister of Industry and Information Technology of China, Vice Minister of Cyberspace Administration of China, and several inductees of Internet Hall of Fame Prof Werner Zorn, Prof Kilnam Chon, and Madam Qiheng HU, have attended the Conference.
WVRF presence at this event allowed to raise awareness of the Internet players on the importance of VR, and the need to guarantee open and high-speed internet for all to allow a seamless integration of VR applications in all regions of the World. The increase in the resolution of VR headsets will also require an even higher bandwidth on mobile internet to stream content.