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Mike Festa


Director, Wayfair Next
Mike Festa leads Wayfair’s research and development team, Wayfair Next, where he spearheads developments in augmented reality, virtual reality and 3D scanning as the team works to revolutionize the shopping experience for home. Mike is passionate about emerging technology and recently started - an open source initiative for scanning the world and bringing it into virtual reality. He is also the Boston chapter president of the VR/AR Association, a fellow in the Boston chapter of the Startup Leadership Program 2015-16 cohort, and a member of the MIT Enterprise Forum. Mike holds a BS in Computer Science from The George Washington University.

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Tuesday Sep 26
2:30 - 3:10 PM
Feature Stage

How do you build a brand for 2020? Which emerging technologies should you pay attention to and which are safe to ignore (for now)? Top retail innovators tap their inner futurist and discuss what’s coming and what it means for your brand... Read more