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Simon Sinek Magically Appears on Stage in Kolkata, India Without Leaving Manhattan


Simon Sinek Magically Appears on Stage in Kolkata, India Without Leaving Manhattan

Geniecast employed their innovative new APiR technology to deliver an augmented presence representation of iconic, New York-based speaker Simon Sinek to a YPO audience in Kolkata, India.

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ST. LOUIS, Aug. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- When the Kolkata, India chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) needed a speaker that would truly amaze and teach members at their Annual ilearn360 Conference, Geniecast helped them fight the barriers of time, distance and expense to present bestselling author and world-class speaker Simon Sinek via their innovative new Augmented Placement in Real-time (APiR) Technology.

Simon may be best known for popularizing the concept of "Why" in his first TED Talk in 2009. It became the third most watched TED Talk of all time and set him on the path to being one of the most in-demand motivational and inspirational speakers in the world. With a busy schedule and what would have been 30+ hours of travel away from his home base in Manhattan, a speaker of Simon's stature would normally be out of reach for an organization in Kolkata, India. After listening to their client's needs, Geniecast helped secure him for the YPO event, connecting him to the Kolkata audience thousands of miles away using their cutting-edge APiR Technology.

With APiR, Geniecast merges augmented and mixed reality technologies to create a lifelike, engaging experience for audiences anywhere in the world. A speaker can stand thousands of miles away, yet still interact with the audience face-to-face and in real-time. APiR does not require handheld devices or cumbersome headgear – the real and augmented environments are seamlessly merged to present an immersive, "wow factor" experience not found anywhere else.

"APiR is a game changer," said Geniecast CEO Keith Alper. "This was a truly interactive discussion between the augmented presence of a world-class speaker and a live audience on the other side of the globe. Geniecast is the one stop shop for the top speakers and most innovative technology in the industry. And we're the only ones in the world doing this."

Learn more about Geniecast and APiR: APiR Technology
Learn more about Simon Sinek: Start With Why

Geniecast is the marketplace for experts, thought leaders, and speakers – otherwise known as Genies – delivered via live, two-way interactive video. Geniecast connects Genies to audiences anywhere in the world, unbound by time or distance. The virtual experts provided by Geniecast make high quality content accessible and affordable, with topics ranging from motivating employees to embracing new technology to women in the workplace. These thought leaders help companies, associations, and nonprofits with training, strategy sessions, keynote talks, and more.


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