Camille Donegan General Manager and Producer
Virtual Reality Ireland
Camille Donegan is an award winning Virtual Reality Producer, speaker and curator. She is General Manager and Producer at Virtual Reality Ireland.
Camille’s background is an unusual one, an actor and theatre maker parallel to a career as software developer in a bank for over 13 years before discovering the power of virtual reality, in 2015.
In 2019, a VR Training product she designed and produced won the IITD (Irish Institute of Training and Development) award for ‘Excellence in Digital Learning’. This product puts new call centre agents into the virtual perspective, and body, of an experienced sales agent, tricking their mind into believing they have already achieved a successful sales call.
More recently she has taken this concept and applied it as a confidence-building tool for older patients that are nervous about being discharged from hospital. The solution was co-designed with staff at the hospital to address patients anxieties about re-assimilating in to society.
Camille created and curated Ireland’s first VR strand at an arts festival for Carlow Arts Festival 2019. This consisted of a VR Cinema, an interactive strand and several talks and workshops.
She runs a meetup called XRDublin bringing together a diverse community of VR enthusiasts and creators from business, tech, the arts and academia. She is also a founding member of Eirmersive (see: www.eirmersive.com ) a cluster organisation currently representing 14 AR/VR companies in Ireland.