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René Schulte is Director of Global Innovation at Valorem Reply working with teams across the globe on emerging technologies like 3D volumetric video streaming, the AR Cloud enabling large, cross-platform user experiences with real-world persistence. He is a creative developer and thought leader with a passion for UX and deep technical knowledge from more than 15 years in VR/AR/MR/XR/Spatial Computing technology and 3D programming, developing for the Microsoft HoloLens since 2015, was featured on Forbes and is listed as dev influencer. He also coded AI deep learning neural networks before it was cool and is leveraging modern AI to empower humans. Also working on applied Quantum Computing impact. He is a frequent keynote and session speaker and panelist at conferences like //build, Unite, Vision VR/AR Summit, VRDC (GDC), AWE, ESA, RTC, VRARA and more. Blogs about many topics. He also created popular open source libraries like WriteableBitmapEx and the AR library SLARToolKit. He was honored several times for his dev community work with the Microsoft MVP award, recognized as Microsoft Regional Director and Advisory Board member for the VR/AR Association and XR Bootcamp. He lives in Germany with his wife and their 5 children.