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"The conference didn’t only have outstanding speakers and hot topics, but also many opportunities for intense exchange and networking."

Xenia Bossowa, Head of HR, Runtastic

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Meredith Godat, Global Learning Program Manager, Novartis

"I was very impressed by the program, presenters, organization and logistics on site! Great job!"

Robert Libbey, Head of Digital & Social Communications, Pfizer

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 on the digital future. 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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Marketing & People
Target Group

All VR pioneers as well as corporate leaders in HR, Marketing and Communications, especially in areas such as Brand Management, Retail, Corporate Learning, Recruiting, Customer Experience, Customer Engagement, Media and Entertainment

Key Topics
  • Brand Experience & Customer Engagement
  • New VR Learning Tools
  • Gamification
  • VR Storytelling
Engineering & Technology
Target Group

All VR pioneers as well as corporate leaders in IT, Manufacturing and Engineering, especially in areas such as Digital Transformation, Industry 4.0, Digital Strategy, Technology Innovation, Mobile, Product Development and Smart Factory

Key Topics
  • VR and AR in Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Mass Corporate VR Adoption
  • VR-enabled Team Collaboration
  • Strategic Approaches to VR

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH

9:15

Introduction of the Chairmen by manetch

Daniel Delank

VP Global Director for ITD-4Growth
T-Systems
Germany

This session is in English

Introduction of the Chairmen by manetch

Daniel Delank

VP Global Director for ITD-4Growth
T-Systems
Germany

This session is in English

Introduction of the Chairmen by manetch

James Simpson

Lighting Visualiser
Royal Opera House
United Kingdom

This session is in English

Introduction of the Chairmen by manetch

James Simpson

Lighting Visualiser
Royal Opera House
United Kingdom

This session is in English

9:30

Building Spatial Experiences in the Automotive Industry

This session is in English

10:15

WebVR - VR Has Never Been Easier

Robert Siegel

CEO
door2solution software
Austria

This session is in English

10:30

Enabling Growth and Customer Satisfaction through VR

Daniel Delank

VP Global Director for ITD-4Growth
T-Systems
Germany

This session is in English

11:15

Coffee Break with Networking

11:45

VR: A Solution to All our Problems in Marketing and PR?

Christian Malterer

Vice Rector, Head of Faculty Digital Film Design
Mediadesign University for Applied Sciences
Germany

This session is in English

VR: A Solution to All our Problems in Marketing and PR?

Christian Malterer

Vice Rector, Head of Faculty Digital Film Design
Mediadesign University for Applied Sciences
Germany

This session is in English

Addressing the Technical Hurdles to Bring Mass Enterprise Adoption of VR

Ralph Wessels

IT Technical Specialist, Computer Graphics
Ford Motor Company
Germany

This session is in English

Addressing the Technical Hurdles to Bring Mass Enterprise Adoption of VR

Ralph Wessels

IT Technical Specialist, Computer Graphics
Ford Motor Company
Germany

This session is in English

12:30

Round-Table Discussions

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

1. "VR: A Solution to All Our Problems?" Lead by Christian Malterer, Vice Rector, Head of Faculty Digital Film Design, Mediadesign University for Applied Sciences
2. "Enabling Growth and Customer Satisfaction through VR", Led by Daniel Delank, VP Global Director for ITD-4Growth, T-Systems

Round-Table Discussions

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

1. "VR: A Solution to All Our Problems?" Lead by Christian Malterer, Vice Rector, Head of Faculty Digital Film Design, Mediadesign University for Applied Sciences
2. "Enabling Growth and Customer Satisfaction through VR", Led by Daniel Delank, VP Global Director for ITD-4Growth, T-Systems

Round-Table Discussions

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

1. "Building Spatial Experiences for the Supercar Manufacturing Titans" Led by Ivan Redi, Design Director, ORTLOS Space Engineering

Round-Table Discussions

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

1. "Building Spatial Experiences for the Supercar Manufacturing Titans" Led by Ivan Redi, Design Director, ORTLOS Space Engineering

13:15

Lunch with Networking

14:45

Modelling and Visualisation in London's Transport Network

Vladimir Vorotovic

Lead Modelling Specialist
Transport for London
United Kingdom

This session is in English

Modelling and Visualisation in London's Transport Network

Vladimir Vorotovic

Lead Modelling Specialist
Transport for London
United Kingdom

This session is in English

How to Bring Innovative Solutions into the Game Without Missing the Big Picture

Jan Pflueger

Coordination Augmented & Virtual Reality, Center of Competence AR & VR
AUDI
Germany

This session is in English

How to Bring Innovative Solutions into the Game Without Missing the Big Picture

Jan Pflueger

Coordination Augmented & Virtual Reality, Center of Competence AR & VR
AUDI
Germany

This session is in English

15:30

Disrupting Corporate Learning by Removing the Boundaries of Time, Place and People

Guido Helmerhorst

Innovation Technology, Gamification & Learning Lead
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Netherlands

This session is in English

Disrupting Corporate Learning by Removing the Boundaries of Time, Place and People

Guido Helmerhorst

Innovation Technology, Gamification & Learning Lead
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Netherlands

This session is in English

Lighting Visualisation and Smart Design in 3D Theatre

James Simpson

Lighting Visualiser
Royal Opera House
United Kingdom

This session is in English

Lighting Visualisation and Smart Design in 3D Theatre

James Simpson

Lighting Visualiser
Royal Opera House
United Kingdom

This session is in English

16:15

Providing City Visitors with a Smart and Interactive Tourism Experience

Tim Jung

Director, Creative Augmented and Virtual Reality Hub
Manchester Metropolitan University
United Kingdom

This session is in English

Providing City Visitors with a Smart and Interactive Tourism Experience

Tim Jung

Director, Creative Augmented and Virtual Reality Hub
Manchester Metropolitan University
United Kingdom

This session is in English

The First High-End Virtual Reality Experiments in Space: From Project Management to Technical Challenges

Maurice Marnat

Human Spaceflight Project & Experimental Activity Manager
MEDES: Institut for Space Medicine and Physiology
France

This session is in English

The First High-End Virtual Reality Experiments in Space: From Project Management to Technical Challenges

Maurice Marnat

Human Spaceflight Project & Experimental Activity Manager
MEDES: Institut for Space Medicine and Physiology
France

This session is in English

17:00

Coffee Break with Networking

17:30

Round-Table Discussions

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

1. "The Management of Uncertainty whilst Maintaining Successful Operation of London’s Road Network" Led by Vladimir Vorotovic, Lead Modelling Specialist, Transport for London
2. "Providing City Visitors with a Smart and Interactive Tourism Experience" Led by Tim Jung, Director, Creative Augmented and Virtual Reality Hub, Manchester Metropolitan University
3. "Disrupting Corporate Learning by Removing the Boundaries of Time, Place and People" Led by Guido Helmerhorst, Innovation Technology & Learning Lead, Air France - KLM

Round-Table Discussions

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

1. "The Management of Uncertainty whilst Maintaining Successful Operation of London’s Road Network" Led by Vladimir Vorotovic, Lead Modelling Specialist, Transport for London
2. "Providing City Visitors with a Smart and Interactive Tourism Experience" Led by Tim Jung, Director, Creative Augmented and Virtual Reality Hub, Manchester Metropolitan University
3. "Disrupting Corporate Learning by Removing the Boundaries of Time, Place and People" Led by Guido Helmerhorst, Innovation Technology & Learning Lead, Air France - KLM

Round-Table Discussions

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

1. “How Can Interactive Technology be Used to Improve the Design Process?” Led by James Simpson, Lighting Visualiser, Royal Opera House
2. "How to Bring Innovative Solutions into the Game Without Missing the Big Picture", Jan Pflueger, Coordination Augmented & Virtual Reality, Center of Competence AR & VR, AUDI

Round-Table Discussions

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

1. “How Can Interactive Technology be Used to Improve the Design Process?” Led by James Simpson, Lighting Visualiser, Royal Opera House
2. "How to Bring Innovative Solutions into the Game Without Missing the Big Picture", Jan Pflueger, Coordination Augmented & Virtual Reality, Center of Competence AR & VR, AUDI

18:30

Evening Event with Dinner, Entertainment and Networking

Live the Full Frankfurt Experience & Engage in Exciting Conversations

Strengthen your network after a day full of shared knowledge, groundbreaking presentations, and interesting conversations. Join delegates and speakers in the entertaining and relaxed atmosphere in Frankfurt. Mostly known as the financial capital of Germany, it is also THE spot where all German flavors meet and mix, and the main wine-growing region in the country. Discover and enjoy great food and the finest selection of German wines and Hessian cuisine, right in the middle of Germany. Complete your event experience by adding the evening event on September 19th with dinner, entertainment, and networking (+ €100.00)

This session is in English

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH

8:55

Introduction of the Chairmen by manetch

Daniel Delank

VP Global Director for ITD-4Growth
T-Systems
Germany

This session is in English

Introduction of the Chairmen by manetch

Daniel Delank

VP Global Director for ITD-4Growth
T-Systems
Germany

This session is in English

Introduction of the Chairmen by manetch

Chimeren Peerbhai

Global Digital Product Management Lead- ViiV
GlaxoSmithKline
United Kingdom

This session is in English

Introduction of the Chairmen by manetch

Chimeren Peerbhai

Global Digital Product Management Lead- ViiV
GlaxoSmithKline
United Kingdom

This session is in English

9:00

Corporate Learning, VR and Gamification with the World’s First Web-based, Avatar Guided, Learning Environment

Meredith Godat

Head Capability Building
Novartis
Switzerland

This session is in English

10:00

Engagement Best Practice: Using VR as a Tool for Empathy in the Hospitals are #NotATarget Campaign

Louise Annaud

Writer / Text and Photo Editor
Doctors without Borders
Switzerland

This session is in English

Engagement Best Practice: Using VR as a Tool for Empathy in the Hospitals are #NotATarget Campaign

Louise Annaud

Writer / Text and Photo Editor
Doctors without Borders
Switzerland

This session is in English

Revolutionizing Healthcare through Technology

Kamal Jethwani

Senior Director
Partners Connected Health Innovation
United States

This session is in English

Revolutionizing Healthcare through Technology

Kamal Jethwani

Senior Director
Partners Connected Health Innovation
United States

This session is in English

10:45

Using VR as an Innovative Technology for Employer Branding

Rosa Riera

Department Head, Employer Branding and Social Innovation
Siemens
Germany

This session is in English

Using VR as an Innovative Technology for Employer Branding

Rosa Riera

Department Head, Employer Branding and Social Innovation
Siemens
Germany

This session is in English

Building Empathy, Fighting against Stigmatization and Exploring Complex Datasets through VR

Chimeren Peerbhai

Global Digital Product Management Lead- ViiV
GlaxoSmithKline
United Kingdom

This session is in English

Building Empathy, Fighting against Stigmatization and Exploring Complex Datasets through VR

Chimeren Peerbhai

Global Digital Product Management Lead- ViiV
GlaxoSmithKline
United Kingdom

This session is in English

11:30

Coffee Break with Networking

12:00

How to Create Immersive B2B Customer-Brand Experiences

Markus Rach

Head of Marketing Europe & Africa
Trina Solar
Switzerland

This session is in English

How to Create Immersive B2B Customer-Brand Experiences

Markus Rach

Head of Marketing Europe & Africa
Trina Solar
Switzerland

This session is in English

Experiments in Engagement: Visiting a Space Station and Interpreting Objects through VR

Dave Patten

Head of New Media
Science Museum
United Kingdom

This session is in English

Experiments in Engagement: Visiting a Space Station and Interpreting Objects through VR

Dave Patten

Head of New Media
Science Museum
United Kingdom

This session is in English

12:45

Round-Table Discussions

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

1. "Engagement Best Practice: Using VR as a Tool for Empathy in the Hospitals are #NotATarget Campaign" Led by Avril Benoît, Director of Communications and Fundraising, Doctors Without Borders
2. "Corporate Learning, VR and Gamification with the World’s First Web-based, Avatar Guided, Learning Environment" Led by Meredith Godat, Head Capability Building, Novartis

Round-Table Discussions

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

1. "Engagement Best Practice: Using VR as a Tool for Empathy in the Hospitals are #NotATarget Campaign" Led by Avril Benoît, Director of Communications and Fundraising, Doctors Without Borders
2. "Corporate Learning, VR and Gamification with the World’s First Web-based, Avatar Guided, Learning Environment" Led by Meredith Godat, Head Capability Building, Novartis

Round-Table Discussions

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

1. "Revolutionizing Healthcare through Technology" Led by Kamal Jethwani, Senior Director, Partners Connected Health Innovation
2. "Experiments in Engagement: Visiting a Space Station and Interpreting Objects through VR" Led by Dave Patten, Head of New Media, Science Museum
3. "Building Empathy, Fighting against Stigmatization and Exploring Complex Datasets through VR" Led by Chimeren Peerbhai, Global Digital Product Management Lead- ViiV, GlaxoSmithKline

Round-Table Discussions

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

1. "Revolutionizing Healthcare through Technology" Led by Kamal Jethwani, Senior Director, Partners Connected Health Innovation
2. "Experiments in Engagement: Visiting a Space Station and Interpreting Objects through VR" Led by Dave Patten, Head of New Media, Science Museum
3. "Building Empathy, Fighting against Stigmatization and Exploring Complex Datasets through VR" Led by Chimeren Peerbhai, Global Digital Product Management Lead- ViiV, GlaxoSmithKline

13:30

Lunch with Networking

15:00

Using HoloLens and Mixed Reality to Provide First Class Maintenance and Customer Support

Javier Sesma

General Manager
thyssenkrupp Elevator Innovation Center
Spain

This session is in English

15:45

Coffee Break with Networking

16:15

What Any Company Needs to Learn from the Success of VR in Adult Entertainment

Tilmann Petersen

Co-Founder & CEO
Nu Emotions
Germany

This session is in English

17:00

End of the Conference

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Conference Pass

The ticket includes full access to the Expo, and all sessions in all streams, including the evening reception on the first evening, as well as 12 months of full access to all the online features (matched networking and collaboration in the World Class Business Virtual Reality 2017 online think tank, presentations, and videos of all streams live during and archived after the conference). Instant access to selected videos of previous events and catering at the event included. The dinner on September 19th needs to be booked separately in the registration form. Choose your pass and click on “Book Conference Pass” to access the registration form.

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Location

Metro station "Industriehof" (U6 and U7)
From Central Station:
At the main station, choose the underground line U4 to "Bockenheimer Warte" and change at the last stop "Bockenheimer Warte" into the U6 to Heerstraße or into the U7 to Hausen. The third station is "Industriehof". From there, cross the street and subway tracks to follow the Königsberger Straße until the second road where you take a left. The hotel is located on the left side.

From the airport:
The lines S8 and S9 run from the airport to the main train station. At the main station, choose the underground line U4 to "Bockenheimer Warte" and change at the last stop "Bockenheimer Warte" into the U6 to Heerstraße or into the U7 to Hausen. The third station is "Industriehof". From there, cross the street and subway tracks to follow the Königsberger Straße until the second road where you take a left. The hotel is located on the left side.

Parking: You can park your car in the hotel's own underground car parking or right in the hotel courtyard for a daily charge of €15,00.

If the parking area of the Fleming's Conference Hotel is full, please use the parking area "Brentanobad". You can ask for directions at any time at the reception of the hotel. The directions are also downloadable in the event Think Tank.

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