Who is Arome Ibrahim?
“Arome Ibrahim is an Immersive 360° VR Developer, Geographer & Applied Meteorologist, passionate about Digitization in cultural heritage and digital humanities. This social innovator strongly believes in utilizing technology, more broadly, innovation to build and grow impact-based solutions in Africa.
He co-founded Experis Immersive – an Extended Reality (XR) content development startup creating immersive, innovative, and interactive experiences.
Arome leads Immersive Tech Africa, a creative social enterprise that leverage Extended Reality (XR) technology to create impact-driven experiences and solutions that inspire global action towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Arome has been recognized as a virtual reality technology innovator by the Next Economy program, awarded the Next Economy Entrepreneurship Hero and the Next Economy Impact Award made possible by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
His project, Virtuality Africa – a virtual museum of contemporary arts in Africa, was selected for the Digital Lab Africa #5 XR category project award and the New Dimensions Lab 2022 by Electric South.
He is currently an active volunteer with several industry organizations, including Google Street View, Google AR/VR, VR AR MR, AR/VR Africa, International Virtual Reality Professionals Association, Young Sustainable Impact, WebXR, Earthpreneurs, YALI Africa, SDG Nigeria, XR4ALL, Tourism 4.0, Tourism for SDGs, Royal African Young Innovators.
Arome firmly believes that immersive technology has an influential role in the future development of Africa and is committed to making this happen.” (source)