Immersive Technology Conference: Understanding & Application in Industry
The Immersive Technology Conference is back again this year!
Do you want to take your immersive technology further this year? Interested in understanding how you can improve worker performance and increase your company’s efficiency? Are you investigating the feasibility of Immersive Technology, starting to test the technology or, developing and deploying XR?
Please join leading Immersive Tech providers and likeminded companies interested in understanding the benefits and challenges of deploying AR and VR technology on 6-7 December 2023.
The event will be hosted at Proto, Gateshead, North East England.
About the event
We’ll kick off by looking at some of the basics of Mixed Reality (XR); where it can be used in business, how it can improve business by saving money or increasing revenues and looking more closely at the different AR & VR technologies out there.
Workshop sessions over the 2 days will also allow participants to have the opportunity to discuss the benefits of XR and how to deploy and overcome the barriers to adoption.
An interactive format will allow you to engage with industry experts in the following areas:
- How to start the AR conversation in your organisation (and effectively influence stakeholders and users of the technology to harness the best results)
- Identifying requirements for Enterprise AR
- Managing commonly encountered safety risks
- The security risks associated with AR-enabling technologies
- Managing change, stakeholders, and staff challenges when introducing AR
- UX design and development for VR and AR apps
New to 2023
- XR and Digital Twins – Explore the remarkable synergy between Augmented Reality (AR) and Digital Twins and discover how this powerful combination is revolutionizing many sectors.
- 5G and XR – Learn about the lightning-fast speeds, ultra-low latency, and massive connectivity provided by 5G and AR and how to gain a competitive edge in the immersive tech revolution.
- Women in Engineering / Technology – Highlighting the incredible contributions of women in the field of engineering and technology, while addressing the challenges they face and the opportunities for growth and empowerment.
Along with keynote speakers from organisations who have implemented XR, interactive workshop sessions, networking, and demos, you can mix and mingle with like-minded colleagues, develop new connections, and get the low-down on what other organisations are doing in this exciting space.
9:00 – 11:00
AR Demo Sessions and Tours
Experience AR and VR hands-on before the formal event begins
11:00 – 11:30
Welcome & Introductions
Representatives from the AREA, Proto, KTN and others
11:30 – 12:30
Join AR Journey
What are the key AR use cases (business problems) that can be solved? Hear from leading AR companies on their AR deployments, with a focus on use cases, experiences, and challenges.
12:30 – 13:00
13:00 – 14:00
Lunch and Demos
14:00 – 14:30
Panel Discussion: Workforce Challenges Posed by AR
How do you convince stakeholders why and how to invest in AR? Insights from (add names of companies presenting) and more. Ideas and tools to collaborate with your employees to achieve inclusion, involvement, and longer-term buy-in to AR projects. Gain a clear understanding of the potential people challenges.
14:30 – 15:00
Panel Discussion: Women in engineering / technology
15:30 – 16:00
Break and Demos
16:00 – 17:30
Workshop – Understanding AR/VR Uses Cases and Requirements
How do you start your AR journey? What tools, insights, processes, and support do you need? This session will feature networking discussions, roundtables, and output presentations following the AREA Enterprise AR Use Case Development Framework and AREA Requirements Committee work.
Welcome the XR creative ecosystem – Pitcher and Piano Bar
9:00 – 9:45
Experience AR and VR hands-on before the formal event begins.
9:40 – 9:45
Day 1 recap and day 2 objectives / agenda
9:45 – 10:00
Introduction to the AREA Academy
What is the AREA Academy, latest progress and what can you do to support.
10:00 – 10:30
Thought Leadership Presentation
10:30 – 11:00
Panel Discussion: Digital Twins and AR
11:00 – 11:30
Break and Demos
11:30 – 12:00
Hands-On Master Class: Creating an AR ROI
Overview of the AREA ROI model, with inputs from case studies and enterprises who have deployed AR. Insights and tips from experts, support from AR providers on cost models/options, and tutorials on how to create your own AR business case.
12:00 – 12:30
Panel Discussion: Human Factors and Related Safety Challenges
Possible barriers to AR adoption include a poorly designed experience and/or concerns for the safety of the worker using AR.
Learn more about the AREA’s work to understand potential human factors and safety issues including the AREA Safety Infographic, Playbook, and Best Practices.
12:30 – 13:30
Lunch and demos
13:30 – 14:00
Panel Discussion: AR and 5G
14:00 – 15:00
Understanding Virtual Reality Use Cases, Requirements & Research
Join the discussion in a supportive setting where you can share your VR journey, future plans, challenges, rewards, and support needed.
15:00 – 15:45
3-Minute Provider Pitch
Overview from immersive tech providers and their solutions
15:45 – 16:00
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