Testimonials

"The event was a big success and I really liked the spirit and the attendees. The mix of speakers and attendees was just perfect."

Daniel Delank, VP Global Director for ITD-4Growth, Deutsche Telekom

"I liked the spectrum of attendees and their diverse backgrounds, which were much wider than in other conferences with similar topics. This allowed for “fresh eyes” perspective during the discussion sessions which I very much appreciate."

Ralph Wessels, Computer Graphics Specialist, Ford

"I had a really great time at the conference and made some really amazing connections with people just like me. The discussion groups were really good ways of getting to know people and discussing ideas."

James Simpson, Lighting Visualiser, Royal Opera House

How It Works

Through a mix of case-study presentations, interactive roundtable discussions, Q&A sessions and hands-on workshops you will gain a diverse and inspiring perspective. The multi stream format allows you to move freely between the conferences and choose the sessions of most interest and relevance. Create your program from the case studies and interactive round tables.

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Target Group

Leaders in Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality, Employee Engagement, Corporate & Digital Learning, IT, Customer Experience, and Business Strategy

Key Topics
  • Employee Experience
  • New VR and AR Learning Tools
  • VR and AR Collaboration
  • Culture and Workplace Transformation
  • VR and AR in Training and Recruiting

Agenda

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH

9:00 am

Introduction of the Chairman by manetch

Donald Sandel

Founder
GoPositiv

This session is in English

9:15 am

The Human Factor and Positivity

Donald Sandel

Founder
GoPositiv

This session is in English

10:00 am

Design, Create, Iterate: A Hands-On Approach to Using Virtual Reality for Product Development and Workplace Transformation

David Bynum

Senior Expert Digital Innovation
adidas
USA

This session is in English

10:30 am

Coffee Break With Networking

11:00 am

Analysis and Strategy for New Training Methods in VR

Karmiko Burton

Head of Global Franchise Training & Capability - Taco Bell International
Yum! Restaurants International

This session is in English

11:30 am

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"How can you develop and implement virtual solutions that transform business processes while still reflecting the brand identity and values?", led by David Bynum, adidas
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"How can you create the best strategy for utilizing VR for new training methods?", led by Karmiko Burton, Yum! Restaurants International

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"How can you develop and implement virtual solutions that transform business processes while still reflecting the brand identity and values?", led by David Bynum, adidas
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"How can you create the best strategy for utilizing VR for new training methods?", led by Karmiko Burton, Yum! Restaurants International

12:15 pm

Lunch With Networking

1:45 pm

Forging Productive Partnerships for Immersive Experiences at a Research University

James Oliverio

Executive Director and Professor
University of Florida Digital Worlds Institute

This session is in English

2:30 pm

Creating a Contagiously Collaborative Digital Workplace

Geoff Ables

Digital Workplace Director
Prison Fellowship

This session is in English

3:15 pm

Coffee Break With Networking

3:45 pm

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"How can you benefit from a partnership with a research university for immersive experiences?", led by James Oliverio, University of Florida Digital Worlds Institute
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"How can you create a digital workplace that also improves the individual employee experience?", led by Geoff Ables, Prison Fellowship

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"How can you benefit from a partnership with a research university for immersive experiences?", led by James Oliverio, University of Florida Digital Worlds Institute
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"How can you create a digital workplace that also improves the individual employee experience?", led by Geoff Ables, Prison Fellowship

4:30 pm

Evening Reception with Sparkling Wine, Snacks and Networking

Engage in Exciting Conversations. Strengthen your network after a day full of knowledge sharing, groundbreaking presentations, and interesting conversations. Join delegates and speakers in the relaxed atmosphere of the event venue.

This session is in English

5:30 pm

Linking Positivity to Engagement and Higher Performance (two-hour workshop bookable as an optional add-on)

Donald Sandel

Founder
GoPositiv

This session is in English

7:30 pm

End of the Workshop & End of the First Day

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH

9:00 am

Introduction by manetch

9:15 am

Using Technology to Serve Targeted Media and a Friction Free Candidate Experience

Aaron Kraljev

Employer Brand Manager
Wells Fargo

This session is in English

10:00 am

A New Immersive Employee Education Experience

Kara Orellana

Program Coordinator
Visa

This session is in English

10:30 am

Coffee Break With Networking

11:00 am

Rock Your Strengths to Drive Collaboration: Innovating the Virtual Water Cooler

Pat Roque

Rock Star Transformation Coach, Speaker, Author
Business Boomers

This session is in English

11:30 am

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"How can you transform your employer brand with AI and new technologies?", led by Aaron Kraljev, Wells Fargo
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"How can you create compelling educational experiences that are also entertaining?", led by Kara Orellana, Visa

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"How can you transform your employer brand with AI and new technologies?", led by Aaron Kraljev, Wells Fargo
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"How can you create compelling educational experiences that are also entertaining?", led by Kara Orellana, Visa

12:15 pm

Lunch With Networking

1:15 pm

Creating a People-Centric Digital Workplace

Geoff Ables

Digital Workplace Director
Prison Fellowship

This session is in English

1:45 pm

Build Communication and Team Collaboration Skills in VR

Andrew McMasters

CEO
ImprovMindset

This session is in English

2:15 pm

Transforming Engagement in the Age of Telepresence

Adam Blumenthal

Chief Digital Officer, Optimity Advisors and Professor of the Practice
Brown University

This session is in English

2:45 pm

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"How can you get started with VR in your business?", led by Andrew McMasters, ImprovMindset
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"If profit is the pulse of a company, then are people are the heart"?", led by Geoff Ables, Prison Fellowship

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

"How can you get started with VR in your business?", led by Andrew McMasters, ImprovMindset
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"If profit is the pulse of a company, then are people are the heart"?", led by Geoff Ables, Prison Fellowship

3:30 pm

End of the Conference

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