Courtesy of Finger Food Studios (fingerfoodstudios.com)
Finger Food Studios, a small and mighty tech firm based in Port Coquitlam, B.C., is creating jobs and radically evolving how businesses work with mixed reality in a real-life Holodeck. The 25,000 square foot warehouse allows holographic design engineers to converge physical and digital worlds and build life-size holograms that provide a platform to help solve their clients’ most challenging technical issues, a process that has never been done before at this scale.
“At The Holodeck, we’re working with bleeding-edge technology that is transforming the way our clients run their businesses. Developing holographic solutions brings efficiency, innovation and huge long-term time and cost savings, which provides dramatic ROI,” says Finger Food CEO, Ryan Peterson. “We need people to develop and design this technology. For every engineer, we need a creative person who can harness that technical horsepower. In the next 12-18 months, we will be doubling our AR-focused workforce and hiring an additional 100 new staff primarily to work in The Holodeck.”
At the launch event, Peterson showcased four different scenarios where Finger Food is providing holographic solutions for some of their Fortune 50 clients. The demos featured an array of industries from commercial trailer trucks to home improvement companies; each provide unique solutions specific to the needs of the respective businesses and their clients.
“There is nothing else in North America like Finger Food Studios’ Holodeck – a 25,000 square foot facility creating groundbreaking augmented and mixed reality,” says Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services, Amrik Virk. “Finger Food will be recruiting dozens of talented tech professionals as they look to double their team over the next year and these are really cool jobs. Attracting and retaining talent is an important pillar of the #BCTECH Strategy, and the work of companies like Finger Food will keep our best and brightest in B.C.”
“Our mission at Microsoft is to bring Mixed Reality to every person and organization on the planet.” said Lorraine Bardeen, General Manager of Microsoft HoloLens. “It has been inspiring to see how Finger Food and other Canadian partners are transforming our world and their business with Microsoft HoloLens, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds.”
Finger Food is an industry leader, well-positioned to be a change-agent in transforming the way large-scale businesses operate. With the recent launch of their holographic studio, The Holodeck, the company will help boost the B.C. economy with an influx of available jobs in the technology sector.
About Finger Food
Finger Food Studios is based in Port Coquitlam, B.C. and is a world-class technology company that designs, develops, delivers and deploys software products that are helping companies transform their businesses. It is the only company in the world fusing together Augmented Reality, the Internet of Things and Machine Learning.