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Mr. Schneider is the Executive Director of The Immersive Technology Alliance (, the voice and industry body for immersive technologies such as vr, ar, stereoscopic 3D, gesture technology and more.

In addition to hosting quarterly meetings and working groups, the alliance also runs international industry-building events like Immersed and Immersed Europe.

Neil is also the founder of Meant to be Seen (  MTBS was the launch point of the Oculus Rift and marks the spot where Oculus founders John Carmack and Palmer Luckey first met.  MTBS is also the home of the free open source Vireio Perception VR drivers and the GameGradeVR quality assurance mechanism.


Expert Blogs

Posted by Neil Schneider on Tue, 12 Apr 2016 12:14:00 EDT in Console/PC, VR
With so much attention on the early launches of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, the path to hundreds of millions of unit sales is being missed. This article talks about how the fundamentals for unit sales will grow and why.

Posted by Neil Schneider on Tue, 01 Mar 2016 03:32:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet, VR
Since December, the VR market has encouraged everyone to calm the heck down in 2016. This is why (don't panic!).

Posted by Neil Schneider on Tue, 17 Nov 2015 01:12:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet, VR
Google's gambit to design its own chips may prove to be the Trojan Horse that will reshape mobile VR and immersive tech as we know it.

Posted by Neil Schneider on Fri, 07 Aug 2015 04:04:00 EDT in Business/Marketing
Time Magazine brought Oculus back to its roots in a good way, and nobody realizes it.

Posted by Neil Schneider on Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:51:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Smartphone/Tablet
Virtual Reality standards and open source initiatives are all the rage since CES, but what does this actually mean? This guide will highlight the industry success stories and map out the politics of how things are done. Open Source is covered as well.

Popular Meetups like SVVR, VRLA, and San Francisco VR Meetup are getting kudos for inexpensively getting a lot of expertise in one room. Learn about the gaps that need to be filled to grow the industry, and an effort being done to fill them.

Neil Schneider's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 04/12/2016 - 12:14]

@Samuel DenHartog r n r ...

@Samuel DenHartog r n r nThank you I for one don 't think the hype is at all necessary. It 's a strong platform, and as long as there is a reasonable path to make things work, that 's all that matters. r n r n r n@Desert Ranger r ...

Comment In: [Blog - 03/01/2016 - 03:32]

That is a very good ...

That is a very good point r n r nCrap. 300,000. r n r nIt 's not an exact science. - r n r nRegards, r nNeil

Comment In: [Blog - 11/17/2015 - 01:12]

I think so too. I ...

I think so too. I 've asked around, and no one has balked at this - at least not yet. Time will tell if this theory holds water, or if I 'm one of those crazy guys preaching on the street corner. The more diverse the industry is, the better ...

Comment In: [Blog - 01/21/2015 - 12:51]

Of course I have, and ...

Of course I have, and Razer 's OSVR is a qualified example of the benefits, risks, and challenges of collaborations and open source initiatives. This piece was intended to be as generic as possible because I 'm certain there will be all kinds of initiatives announced, etc. as the industry ...

Comment In: [Blog - 12/09/2013 - 12:35]

It wasn 't that at ...

It wasn 't that at all. There are always more no doors than yes doors - and the valuation was probably way off at this stage in the game. It 's just the majority of their argument was based on putting down the consumer base rather than the product. r ...

Comment In: [Blog - 12/29/2012 - 03:46]

That was some fancy side-stepping ...

That was some fancy side-stepping there Living in Germany, and arguing on behalf of the Ukraine r n r nComparing apples to apples, do you foresee this happening in the US senate anytime soon Has it happened in Germany r n r n v UBen5cu5SZ8 r n r nThe argument ...