Thong Nguyen Selected To Give TED Talk

Dino Musielewicz, Andy Uttke, and Thong Nguyen on the podium in Baxter

Photo by Daryl Dahl

When I started inline skating in 2008 Thong Nguyen could be counted on to finish in the top 5 of most events.  He was rail thin, but fleet of foot. He now spends more time on his road bike than his skates, but makes appearances at the big group skates and events throughout the season.   In addition to being a great athlete Thong is also very smart.  His work in virtual reality research has led to his selection to speak at this falls TedXMinneapolis event on August 17th.

His Ted Talk Bio says the following:

Thong Nguyen

VR Entrepreneur

Thong Nguyen is an entrepreneur who is using virtual reality to help people experience, test and learn from the future. His company, Roomera, works with innovative business leaders to apply VR within the enterprise to accelerate prototyping and research, enhance learning, and aid in sales development. Before Roomera, Thong spent 15 years in the corporate sector in roles ranging from analyst to VP and CTO. Featured as a 2017 Minnesota Business young entrepreneur, Thong has a profound fascination with exploring the nuances of human behavior, and is interested in technology that creates empathy and strengthens how we understand ourselves and each other.

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