Miral Kotb, founder of entertainment technology company iLuminate, will offer the afternoon keynote at AVIXA’s TIDE Conference in Orlando FL on June 11. Kotb will share how her personal journey as a software developer and dancer led her to create iLuminate, which combines dance, technology and light to deliver an audience experience.
Now in its third year, TIDE is a conference for creators who are shaping the future of integrated experiences. TIDE takes place during InfoComm each year.
“Co-inspiration is so exciting because we find new respect for what other people do,” Kotb said. “A dancer can meet a software developer and think, ‘Oh, it’s all PC. I don’t get it,’ and they might go their own way. But we force people from very different backgrounds together. We bring costume designers, dancers, engineers and others to work closely together to create an unforgettable experience for the audience.”
Kotb received a degree in computer science from Columbia University while honing her dance skills in New York City. In 2009, she combined those two passions to create iLuminate, which mixes wearable LED technologies with choreography performed in the dark to create interactive audience experiences. Kotb has programmed iLuminate’s technology for Grammy-winning musicians such as Christina Aguilera, The Black Eyed Peas and Death Cab for Cutie.
For the full list of TIDE speakers and sessions, visit tideconference.com.