Dr. Helen Papagiannis is internationally recognized as a leading expert in the field of Augmented Reality (AR). She has been working with AR for over a decade as a researcher, designer, and technology evangelist with a focus on storytelling and creating compelling experiences in AR. In 2016, Dr. Papagiannis was named among the Top 100 Influencers of AR (#8) by Onalytica, and as a finalist for the prestigious World Technology Award. Her work and research in the field include her past roles as Chief Innovation Officer at Infinity Augmented Reality Inc. (New York and Tel Aviv), and Senior Research Associate at York University’s Augmented Reality Lab in the Department of Film, Faculty of Fine Art (Toronto).
Dr. Papagiannis has presented her interactive work and research at global conferences and invited events including TEDx (Technology, Entertainment, Design), ISMAR (International Society for Mixed and Augmented Reality) and ISEA (International Symposium for Electronic Art). Her TEDx 2011 talk was featured among the Top 10 Talks on Augmented Reality and Gamified Life. Prior to her augmented life, Dr. Papagiannis was a member of Bruce Mau Design where she was project lead on “Massive Change: The Future of Global Design”, an internationally touring exhibition and best-selling book (Phaidon, 2004) examining the new inventions and technologies changing the world.