VR is sometimes perceived as an isolating technology, where the user is cut off entirely from the real world in order to be fully immersed in the virtual one. Yet this doesn’t take into account how much of our lives are lived online, and how our identities and relationships are already built in connected virtual worlds. The Internet and social media have transformed every aspect of society by connecting people in ways that were previously unimaginable. Virtual Reality will build upon this interconnectedness, while at the same time making those connections much more compelling, meaningful and emotional. This introductory webinar will look at the unique aspects of the medium and ask how VR content producers can best leverage them to engage their audience.
RecordedSep 13 201649 mins
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Robin Gareiss, President, Nemertes Research & Irwin Lazar, VP & Service Director, Nemertes Research
This webinar will reveal the results of Nemertes Research's latest comprehensive study on everything Unified Communications and Collaboration! We will provide insights into the characteristics of a successful UCC strategy and we will also cover:
• Optimal organizational and management strategies
• Platform trends and use of the cloud
• Cost comparisons for leading vendors and deployment strategies
• How to successfully implement team collaboration
• Enterprise plans for emerging technologies including AI and virtual reality
• The evolution of the conference room
• Plans for digital whiteboards
• The emergence of digital workplaces
You will gain insight into unified communications and collaboration deployment trends and costs--real-world costs for various vendor solutions and deployment scenarios, and the impact of using third-party management tools for UC operations and administration.
Presented by members of the VR/AR Association, a global industry group that has over 3900+ companies and universities registered and working together on best practices, guidelines, and standards. VR & AR is now used to train staff at companies like Walmart. Attend to learn more!
Presented by the VR/AR Association Healthcare Committee
Review of existing Committee work & deliverables
Speakers discussing their specific work in the following order:
Dr. Brandon Birckhead MD, Medical College of Wisconsin
Dr. Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS Cedars-Sinai
Dr. Rafael J. Grossmann MD, FACS, Surgeon/Speaker/TEDx/Exponential Med Faculty/1st GoogleGlass Surgeon
Dr. Shafi Ahmed PhD FRCS, Associate Dean , Barts and the London Medical School
Dr David Trainor Founder & Principal, Sentireal
Amy Peck, Founder/CEO at EndeavorVR
Dr. Ali Fardinpour Founder and Director, Wise Realities
John Cutter, Product Manager, AR/VR Labs, IBM Watson
Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality hold the potential to affect nearly every facet of daily business. Those implications go beyond the disruptive nature of even the mobile phone.
Explore the business implications of AR & VR with John Cutter, Product Manager of IBM Watson's AR/VR Labs, as he discusses trends through the lens AI, Data and UX.
John will discuss real world examples of compelling work in these categories, draw on the lessons learned, and expand on future trends that businesses should seriously consider when using AR or VR in their company.
Samantha Kingston will explore why she bet her career on virtual reality and what it’s really like running a marketing company solely for VR, looking at trends and what challenges are ahead for 2018.
Virtual Umbrella is an award-winning marketing consultancy specialising in Virtual Reality. Virtual Umbrella has worked on a number of notable projects including creating a virtual reality cinema in Cannes, curating and running a technology hub as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and providing immersive experiences along the BBC and Imperial War Museum.
Samantha Kingston is the award-winning client director at Virtual Umbrella. Virtual Umbrella is a marketing and PR agency specialising in virtual reality. Samantha fell into the VR industry by accident but has spent her time in the industry building up her own company and working with the VR industry in the UK, Europe, and US. Samantha is an advocate for Women in tech and VR and she is often found moderating panels on equality in the workplace. In 2016 she won the regional and national ‘New Business’ award at Venus Awards, highlighted as one of MCV 30 under 30 and one of the rising stars of BIMA100 2016.
Conversational interfaces are ubiquitous and take many forms, from chatbots on the web to voice bots on your appliances (Siri, what is a voice bot?)
We are now seeing these features evolve in Virtual Reality: in role-playing games such as Star Trek Bridge Crew and much more. For developers and conversational designers, it is important to understand on which medium the message is being communicated.
Join this webcast with Anamita Guha, Product Manager of IBM Watson's Developer & AR/VR Labs, as she shares some best practices for designing conversations in VR between the user and your virtual entity.
Despite the past two years of hoopla surrounding VR technology, adoption rates are low and retention rates are even worse. Giants such as Facebook, Google, and Samsung have dumped billions into the space, but why isn't it taking off yet? In this webinar, Brian Herrera, CEO of Vidi VR, will give an outsider's look at the inside of this nascent industry and lead a candid discussion about:
- Hurdles in the way of widespread adoption (spoiler alert: it's NOT technology)
- The true value proposition of VR for consumers
- What the big players and "thought leaders" got wrong
- How Vidi VR is a differentiator in the industry
VR Simulation & Training has been used successfully for decades, but often at a cost of tens of millions in industrial hardware. Now Sim & Training is far more accessible and has myriad use cases in Industry - Oil & Gas, Retail (warehousing), Manufacturing, even Corporate Training.
Amy Peck will share how industries are embracing this technology and seeing measurable ROI. The critical component is end-to-end execution, from building bespoke training modules to integrating into existing Learning Management Systems (LMS) and back-end data stores and analytics.
Spend 1hr with Robert online and ask any question you want! Robert will present the latest industry information and give you insights into the present and the near-future.
Robert Scoble is on the Advisory Board of the VR/AR Association and is an authority on what's next, particularly when it comes to VR, AR, and MR. Partner at Transformation Group, Robert helps companies deal with the disruption that next generation augmented reality, AKA "Mixed Reality" represents. In his book, "The Fourth Transformation," he details how it will change everything from retailing to education to sports. Robert received several endorsements: Time: One of the top 140 Twitterers! FT: One of the five most influential Twitterers! Inc.: Top 5 on list of Tech Power Players You Need to Know. Next Reality: Top 50 AR influencer.
Joe Radak, Course Developer at Udacity & Co-Founder of Eerie Bear Games
In today's rapidly changing landscape of Virtual Reality, it can be difficult to stay on top of the plethora of technologies and use-cases for this emerging market. Joseph Radak, Course Developer at Udacity and Co-Founder of Eerie Bear Games, will share his insights on how to stay relevant in the world of VR and keep up with consumer demand - not just in gaming, but in other industries like mobile, technology, media, healthcare and more. Joseph will share trends on VR consumption, up-skilling your existing workforce for VR, and finding the right talent that will help your company excel in the rapidly changing landscape of VR.