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Lucas Rizzotto

Lucas Rizzotto is a Latvian-Brazilian born in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. A creative technologist from a very young age, Lucas has always been a compulsive creator: be it writing music, making games, recording short films or trying to establish new genres of media, Lucas would always be working on something new - a quality that still persists to this day.

While he was born in Brazil, Lucas was raised in the internet. Technology has always been a key part of his day-to-day, and his social life revolved primarily around internet communities, many of which he created. The friendships and interactions he made online have deeply affected his perspective on the world at large.

At age 16, he signed as a songwriter for Universal Music, where he released original songs both in Brazil as well as the United States. By age 19, he started a creative agency in Rio de Janeiro as well as a nightlife company dedicated to creating large scale events - immersive experiences - but for the physical world. His events housed over 60.000 people total and one of them went on to receive an “Rio de Janeiro’s Event of The Year” nomination in 2013.

At age 23, Lucas started to notice a change in the technology landscape: the rise of immersive, sensorial computing (known as Virtual & Augmented Reality). Confident that this was the future, Lucas left everything behind and moved to New York City to teach himself the skills necessary to be part of the next revolution in computing interfaces.

Over one year, he taught himself how to program. And over the next two years, he completed a Computer Science degree and developed a number of award-winning VR/AR applications (such as the award-winning education app “MyLab” and the mind-bending holographic game CyberSnake). These successes gave Lucas enough confidence to tackle his newfound passion: immersive storytelling.

His directorial debut, Where Thoughts Go, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2018 and was known for making 20% of its audience cry. The project went on to win several awards, including a Unity Award, a Gold Telly Award and a Gold Halo Award.

Today he’s currently working on a number of new VR/AR narratives as well as educating the world on this new wave of technology. Lucas’s articles have reached hundreds of thousands of people and he has given lectures on a number of conferences and Universities worldwide, including Stanford, NYU, Columbia and NYIT.

Lucas’s long term goal is to make technology invisible and indistinguishable from nature, seamlessly blending our digital and physical worlds into one extraordinary reality that can make us better humans beings and change our outlook of the world forever.

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Communication in the era of cyborgs & algorithms

We live in a time where our ways of communicating have changed dramatically in a very short time. Of course, this will not stop. With all new technology that will be embedded in our society and even in our bodies, we quickly move forward to a world where the outcome is still unknown.

What we do know is that this will open up a world where we will communicate in new ways, this will change how we communicate, offer services and live our day to day both in our physical and virtual life.

We believe that this year’ s Creative Summit will bring you insights that you can use when forecasting how both you and your organization will interact with both your fellow colleagues and clients in the future.

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