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[ Online International Virtual Human Technology Forum ]

2020-7-3 Online

Either for VTuber, as generally known in Asia, or Digital Human, the fundamental technology used is quite similar. Furthermore, the human society is learning step by step on how to cope with the new participants, the virtual self.  We are very proud to invite international industry veteran to share their experience so far and also to shed lights upon what’s going to come from their perspective.

Date and Time:
July 3, 2020, Friday 1PM – 5PM
Online and onsite

digiBlock C
No. 287, Section 3, Chengde Road, Datong District, Taipei City, 103

Event Registration:

[ International Digital Human Forum Agenda ]


Opening Ceremony
Representative of Industrial Development Bureau, Ministry of Economic Affairs


From Barbie V-log to Virtual Production
Daniel Gregoire
CEO & Founder of Halon Entertainment


Philosophy of VTuber Producing & Key Contents of XR
Takeshi Osaka
CEO & Founder of Activ8 Inc


New Tools for a New Era of Virtual Filmmaking
Norman Wang
CEO & Co-founder of Glassbox Technologies


OTT: The Short Cut to Global Market for Asian Production Companies
Phil Tang
General Manager of Greener Grass Production


Closing Remark
Christopher Chen
Chairman of Taiwan VTuber Association

[ International Speakers List ]


Daniel Gregoire

CEO & Founder at Halon Entertainment

With nearly 20 years experience and creative leadership in blockbuster films, television, and games, HALON Founder Daniel Gregoire has overseen hundreds of high profile projects including War of the Worlds, Kung Fu Panda, Spider-Man 3, Life of Pi, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Jurassic World, The Hunger Games, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Deepwater Horizon, Logan, and Kong: Skull Island. A pioneer in his field, Daniel himself has been the Previs Supervisor for many of the most exciting motion picture directors in the industry including J.J. Abrams, George Lucas, Jon Favreau, M. Night Shyamalan, Michael Mann, Baz Luhrmann, and Steven Spielberg. Beginning his career with JAK Films at Skywalker Ranch, Daniel collaborated with Lucas as Previs Supervisor on Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, and the George Lucas Director’s Cut of THX 1138. In 2003 Gregoire established HALON, a dedicated Previs studio in Los Angeles and cultivated creative partnerships with such companies as DreamWorks Animation, Paramount, Universal, Apple, AMD, The Mill, Method, NBC, Disney and many more. Daniel has more recently directed real-time video game cinematics for the award-winning Evolve, Ubisoft’s E3 announcement trailer for The Division, and XCOM 2. The animatics Director for the iconic Fox series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, he has also directed the virtual reality experiences FIRST and Vanuatu Dreams for his venture MATTERvr. Currently serving on the executive board for BAFTA’s VR committee, Daniel continues to speak internationally on the intersection of storytelling and technology.

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Takeshi Osaka

CEO & Founder of Activ8 Inc.

Takeshi Osaka, CEO and Founder of Activ8 Inc.  Born 1986 in Japan.  After graduating from university, joined a company which develops web media and contents and experienced business development and corporate planning.  In 2015, became the president of Japanese subsidiary of a global CG studio based in San Francisco.  I became a freelancer for a while before founding and became the CEO of Activ8 Inc. to realize a system that could live in a virtual world.

“Increase the choices of livable world” as our mission, we develop our business with advanced technology and next generation media as our core.  Our businesses include, production of virtual talent, xR contents, optimized contents for YouTube, Tiktok, and etc.  We aim to become a company that can fight globally from Japan.

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Norman Wang

CEO & Co-founder at Glassbox Technologies

Norman is a passionate technologists and serial entrepreneur with over 10 years of experience in serious games and virtual reality and has worked with world-class partners such as NASA, Epic Games, and many others. He co-founded Glassbox Technology in 2016 with The Foundry veteran Mariana Acuna who was the Head of Creative Specialists and oversaw the VR post-production tools at the time, to transform the media and entertainment industry.

Outside of Glassbox, Norman was a published PhD researcher in the field of computer vision and cognitive science with a keen interest in how technology influences human perception.

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Phil Tang

General Manager of Greener Grass Production

General Manager of Greener Grass Productions General Manager of Monomyth Films Columnist Teaching Professor at National Chengchi University Executive Producer and Producer of various television drama programmes Streetvoice Reviews Author

Formerly the Deputy Director and Programme Manager at Hakka TV, Manager of Director’s Office, Assistant Manager of Drama Department, Coordinator for Cultural & Artistic Programs at Da Ai TV and also, possess experience as a producer, director and news reporter.

•Producer “The victims’ game” on Netflix 
“The World Between Us” ,  “Wake Up” series,  “The Ex-Man”
“The Tag-Along 2” (Executive Producer) and “The Tag-Along: The Devil Fish” 

•The animation film “Yin Shun” which he took part in planning was nominated for the Golden Horse’s Best Animation Feature award. 
•“Ketika Gladiol Bersemi” was awarded the Best Marketing at the Golden Bell Award Ceremony. 
•Executive Producer for the dramas “Somewhere Over The Sky” and “The Sea People”, where both were awarded the Best Television Film at the Golden Bell Awards. 
•“Easy Money” was awarded the Best Telemovie Programme at the Singapore Asian Television Award. 
•Participated in the Golden Melody Award, Golden Indie Music Awards and Taiwan Music Composition and Songwriting Contest numerous times as judging panel. 
•Other roles include executive producer, strategic planning, song composing and publishing of music albums.

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