Enter a User-Led, Reality-Based Metaverse


Urho Konttori
Varjo, Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer

Urho Konttori is a co-founder and the Chief Technology Officer of Varjo. He is a product innovator and program manager who has over 15 years of experience in designing, engineering and managing large-scale hardware and software projects at Microsoft and Nokia. He has been responsible for scouting, evaluating and defining high consumer value innovations such as novel cameras, see-through touch-screen fingerprint and VR headset technologies in more than a dozen mobile products, resulting in over 10 patents. He has also led the development of multiple operating systems, including the Linux-based Nokia N9 and N900 OS. Urho holds a B.Sc. degree in Algorithms.

We are on the cusp of a fundamental change in the way we use technology to interact with each other as multiple cornerstones of the metaverse have begun to emerge. Join Urho Konttori, co-founder and CTO of Varjo, to learn how creating a reality-based metaverse where users can interact with each other, not as avatars, but as lifelike human images in a real-time 3D digitized world of their physical surroundings can transform both professional work and personal lives. Hear how mixed reality technology is already bridging our physical world with the unlimited flexibility of the virtual world, and why the future of the metaverse should be user-led, not controlled by tech giants.