Managing Partner, Kraftwerk Living Technologies
SATE '11 Orlando panel: Digital Dome Stories
Austrian entrepreneur Markus Beyr has made himself the global number one address for immersive special venue theater attractions in Asia and Europe. He’s helped develop hundreds of attractions, steadily building a business in 3D/4D (and now 5D) guest experiences over the past 17 years. Recent projects with high international profiles include Marvel Superheroes 4D for Madame Tussauds London, Arthur at Futuroscope in France, Dragons Treasure at City of Dreams Macau (honored with a Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement) and a dozen others in 2010 alone.
Beyr’s accomplishments and his rise to 4D market leader stem from his background in lighting design, show control and museum exhibition design, coupled with a gift for understanding and applying technology.
He is managing partner of Kraftwerk Living Technologies GmbH, a technical integration company (70 employees) where he partners with Manfred Meier, Christian Hofer, Christian Langhammer and Christoph Papousek, who are also co-owners of FTT Digital Cinema GmbH, a system provider for digitizing multiplex theatres. Another Beyr company is C 2 Turn Key Solutions GmbH, which manages the complex interface between clients and vendors to deliver turnkey, high-tech entertainment attractions and some other ventures.