The Top Rated Speaker in Location-Based Virtual Reality
Bob is one of the most dynamic and in-demand speakers in the world of virtual reality.
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August 6-8, 2019 HENRY B. GONZÁLEZ CONVENTION CENTER 900 E. Market St. San Antonio, TX 78205 The nation’s largest dedicated conference for the emerging room escape industry features interactive exhibits & vendors, on-site demos, networking opportunities and dozens of targeted educational seminars presented by escape game industry leaders from both the United States and Canada.Read More
September 23 – 25, 2019 Marriot Hotel New Orleans French Quarter The IATP 7th Annual USA Conference and Trade show will provide networking opportunities, discussions on safety and standards, and the newest products available to the indoor trampoline park industry.Read More
October 30 (Wed) – November 1 (Fri) SNIEC(Shanghai New International Expo Centre) The VR/AR and ICT Entertainment industry is a core technology of the future, and thus a great number of large global corporations are keeping their eyes on this fields of industry, expecially in China. China is growing at a tremendous pace thanks to huge capital, government support and large IT companies. With China, the heart of Asia market, take the lead in this visual IT industry of next generation.Read More
November 13,14,15, 2019 DeLaMar Theatre & Kromhouthal Amsterdam Netherlands In ancient Rome the lustrum was the name for the sacrifice and celebration of a five-year period. A moment to reflect, unite and look ahead. With the 5th edition of VR Days we will do just that. That is why we call VR Days Europe 2019 the Lustrum Edition.Read More
Mon, 9 Mar 2020 – Wed, 11 Mar 2020 Parking Lot for Ernest N Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States The 2020 Amusement Expo International is the annual event for the coin-op and revenue-generating amusement, music and family entertainment industry. AMOA (Amusement & Music Operators Association) and AAMA (American Amusement Machine Association) have teamed up as co-sponsors to develop a 3-day program that brings new technologies, networking possibilities, and information education all under one roof.Read More
April 20th to 21st, 2020 Laval, France Laval Virtual’s Visionaries Think Tank is a 2-days intensive prospective oriented program organized in closed doors ahead of Laval Virtual from April 20th to 21st, 2020. The Think Tank gathers a panel of international leaders composed of prominent VR/AR Visionaries, and experienced VR/AR users so that they can share and debate on purposes and technological projections of Immersive Techniques in order to shape a vision to be shared with the community.Read More
Bob Cooney is one of the most insightful speakers and moderators in the business. He inspires creators to think outside the box of their own creation and offers insights that are unrivaled in the immersive technology community. We can always count on Bob to tell it like it is based on hard facts and sometimes even harsh realities. -- Christopher Crescitelli, Founder @ VR FEST
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Recent Speaking Experience
European Film Market VR Now SummitOut of Home Entertainment – immerse yourself into LBE business
Berlin, February 2019
attractionsTECH by Blooloop @ Integrated Systems Europe 2019Virtual Reality: It's Not What You Think It Is
Amsterdam, February 2019
XRNow Summit @ Integrated Systems Europe 2019
VR Fest @ CES 2019
Moderator of Location-based Virtual Reality Panels
Las Vegas, Jan 2019
VR Days 2018
Curator and Moderator: Media, Arts, and Entertainment Summit
(Amsterdam, The Netherlands) - Oct 24-26, 2018
International Association of Trampoline Parks
Is it time to jump into VR?
(Fort Lauderdal, FL) - Sept 2018
Casino ESports Conference
Marketing Esports to Millennials
(Las Vegas, NV) - Sept 5-6, 2018
The Future of Immersive Leisure (FOIL)
Moderator: Alternate Content for LBVR
Moderator: Best Practices for VR Arcade Operators
(Las Vegas, NV) - May 16-17, 2018
Keynote: Designing Transformative Experiences for Millenials
(Columbus, OH) - Feb 26, 2018
What They're Saying:
Bob Cooney was an early advisor once we determined that we would be entering into the space of family entertainment. With his nearly 30 years of predicting business and technology trends, evaluating product and market viability, and helping to introduce new experiences to the public, he would be an asset to any company looking for leg up on the competition.
Founder and CEO of Hologate
VP Latin America, GM of Mexico, American Gaming Systems
"An eye-opening experience"
Ever since our first contact with Bob, we've felt that unique chemistry that defines true professionalism. With true down-to-Earth and practical approach, Bob has been an invaluable help to our strategic development. Thanks to Bob's intimate knowledge of best practices in out-of-home entertainment market and track record-proven "do's and dont's" combined with crystal clear intensive study framework, our team was able to lay the foundation to what normally takes months to prepare. On behalf of all of Neurogaming team, I would like to thank Bob for his time and help!
I've worked with several consultants throughout Virtuix's history, but I can say that our workshop with Bob has been the most impressive and valuable consulting session I have ever experienced. Bob is a marketing genius. In just one day, we were able to cut through the noise, including our own nonsense, and distill a brilliant marketing message and positioning that set us up for success in this competitive industry. If you need help to navigate marketing and find your value proposition in the location-based entertainment space, Bob is the best guide around."
CEO, Founder, Virtuix
"provocative, engaging and informative…overwhelming two thumbs up!”
Executive Vice President of the American Amusement Machine Association (AAMA).
Emmanuel from Scale1
ICART, President SCALE-1 PORTAL".
Bob has been instrumental in developing our go-to-market strategy. His understanding of the location-based entertainment market has informed our transition from a game studio to a solution provider that builds turnkey games for the LBE market.
Matt Schiel Design
SVP Dave and Busters
Bobs creativity, big picture view, and extensive industry insight enable him to quickly position a product and formulate a go-to-market strategy. His charismatic leadership, relatability, and genuine enthusiasm enable him to facilitate this type of thinking during his workshop. Our team came away from the workshop educated on the industry and with a real sense of ownership in the positioning, brand identity, and market strategy developed over our 2 day session. We are charged up and excited to tackle the challenges still ahead. Bob's executive mentoring workshop is fantastic and I would highly recommend it to any company looking to enter the Location-Based Entertainment space.