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 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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Enterprise VR Best Practices
Target Group

Leaders in Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality, Industry 4.0, Smart Factory, Digital Marketing & Communications, IT, Customer Experience, and Business Strategy

Key Topics
  • VR and AR in Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Strategic Approaches to VR and AR
  • Gamification
  • Brand Experience & Customer Engagement
  • VR and AR Storytelling
Immersive HR
Target Group

Leaders in Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality, Digital Learning, Technology Implementation, Employee Engagement, Corporate Learning, and Talent Management

Key Topics
  • VR-Enabled Team Collaboration
  • New VR and AR Learning Tools
  • Virtual Leadership
  • VR and AR in Training
  • VR and AR Recruiting Processes

Agenda

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10TH

9:00 am

Conference Opening by manetch

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

Technical Manager - Advanced Creation Technologies
adidas

This session is in English

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

David Bynum

Technical Manager - Advanced Creation Technologies
adidas

This session is in English

Transform the Learning Culture and Increase Employee Engagement with Immersive and Cognitive Technology

Ken Hubbell

Senior Vice President of Instruction Design Strategy & Innovation
Wells Fargo

This session is in English

Transform the Learning Culture and Increase Employee Engagement with Immersive and Cognitive Technology

Ken Hubbell

Senior Vice President of Instruction Design Strategy & Innovation
Wells Fargo

This session is in English

10:45 am

Coffee Break With Networking

11:15 am

The VR Advantage: Experience

Barry Zundel

CEO/Founder
TrapDoor Creative

This session is in English

The VR Advantage: Experience

Barry Zundel

CEO/Founder
TrapDoor Creative

This session is in English

No Speaker Yet

If you'd like to be a speaker at this event, this slot is available.

No Speaker Yet

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12:00 pm

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 implement a successful and meaningful VR experience in your enterprise?", led by Barry Zundel, TrapDoor Creative

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 implement a successful and meaningful VR experience in your enterprise?", led by Barry Zundel, TrapDoor Creative

Round-Table Discussions

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

"How can you take advantage of immersive and cognitive technologies to transform you business?", led by Ken Hubbell, Wells Fargo

Round-Table Discussions

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

"How can you take advantage of immersive and cognitive technologies to transform you business?", led by Ken Hubbell, Wells Fargo

12:45 pm

Lunch With Networking

2:15 pm

No Speaker Yet

If you'd like to be a speaker at this event, this slot is available.

No Speaker Yet

If you'd like to be a speaker at this event, this slot is available.

Innovate and Transform Learning Culture With VR

Marc Kinsman

Emerging Technology Developer
Mortenson

Will Adams

Emerging Technology Developer
Mortenson Construction

This session is in English

Innovate and Transform Learning Culture With VR

This session is in English

3:00 pm

Transform the Customer Experience and Bring the Showroom Home With VR

Namrita Mahindro

Senior General Manager: Digital Transformation & Innovation
Mahindra

This session is in English

Transform the Customer Experience and Bring the Showroom Home With VR

Namrita Mahindro

Senior General Manager: Digital Transformation & Innovation
Mahindra

This session is in English

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

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

3:45 pm

Coffee Break With Networking

4:15 pm

Build, Review, and Perfect Complex Conceptual Designs in Virtual Reality

Rich Rabbitz

Principal Member of Engineering Staff
Lockheed Martin

This session is in English

Build, Review, and Perfect Complex Conceptual Designs in Virtual Reality

Rich Rabbitz

Principal Member of Engineering Staff
Lockheed Martin

This session is in English

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

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

5:00 pm

Round-Table Discussions

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

"How can you use immersive technologies to improve and transform your customer experiences?", led by Namrita Mahindro, Mahindra & Mahindra
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"How can you use virtual reality to perfect your conceptual designs?", led by Rich Rabbitz, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

Round-Table Discussions

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

"How can you use immersive technologies to improve and transform your customer experiences?", led by Namrita Mahindro, Mahindra & Mahindra
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"How can you use virtual reality to perfect your conceptual designs?", led by Rich Rabbitz, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

Round-Table Discussions

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

"How can you implement immersive experiences for internal learning in your organization?", led by Will Adams and Marc Kinsman, Mortenson
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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
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"How can you take advantage of immersive technology to increase engagement levels?", led by Adam Blumenthal, Brown University

Round-Table Discussions

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

"How can you implement immersive experiences for internal learning in your organization?", led by Will Adams and Marc Kinsman, Mortenson
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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
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"How can you take advantage of immersive technology to increase engagement levels?", led by Adam Blumenthal, Brown University

5:45 pm

Summary of the First Day by manetch

6:00 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

6:30 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

8:30 pm

End of the Workshop & End of the First Day

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11TH

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

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

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

Workforce of the Future: Upskill and Reskill with Immersive Technologies

Raj Tiwari

Technology Leader & Global Service Owner for Immersive Technologies
Johnson & Johnson

This session is in English

Workforce of the Future: Upskill and Reskill with Immersive Technologies

Raj Tiwari

Technology Leader & Global Service Owner for Immersive Technologies
Johnson & Johnson

This session is in English

10:45 am

Coffee Break With Networking

11:15 am

No Speaker Yet

If you'd like to be a speaker at this event, this slot is available.

No Speaker Yet

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Build Communication and Team Collaboration Skills in VR

Andrew McMasters

CEO
ImprovMindset

This session is in English

Build Communication and Team Collaboration Skills in VR

Andrew McMasters

CEO
ImprovMindset

This session is in English

12:00 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

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

Round-Table Discussions

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

"How can immersive technologies help you to create the workforce of the future?", led by Raj Tiwari, Johnson & Johnson
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"How can you get started with VR in your business?", led by Andrew McMasters, ImprovMindset

Round-Table Discussions

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

"How can immersive technologies help you to create the workforce of the future?", led by Raj Tiwari, Johnson & Johnson
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"How can you get started with VR in your business?", led by Andrew McMasters, ImprovMindset

12:45 pm

Lunch With Networking

2:15 pm

Creating a Contagiously Collaborative Digital Workplace

Geoff Ables

Digital Workplace Director
Prison Fellowship

This session is in English

3:00 pm

Bringing the Human Factor to Remote Teams

Olya Ryabinina

Director of Digital Strategy
Kellen

This session is in English

3:45 pm

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

"How can you create a digital workplace that also improves the individual employee experience?", led by Geoff Ables, Prison Fellowship ---------------------------------- "How can you best collaborate and communicate with international teams?", led by Olya Ryabinina, Kellen

This session is in English

4:30 pm

End of the Conference

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