Day 1 - Application

TUESDAY – 9/17

Day 1: Morning

Main Conference Hall


Andy Lowery, CEO, RealWear

Over the next decade, 10 million manufacturing jobs will likely be needed, yet millions are expected to go unfilled, according to a report from Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute. An exodus of retiring workers, combined with increasing product complexity and customer demand, requires manufactures to take new approaches for delivering relevant information to front-line workers. Augmented reality delivers transformative value by facilitating and improving training, knowledge transfer and the communication of critical information from retiring experts to the new and existing workforce. Please join Michael Campbell, EVP of Augmented Reality Products at PTC to discover how you can accelerate time-to-value for augmented reality in your business, alleviate the skills gap crisis and empower your workforce with the critical information they need to:

  • Increase productivity
  • Reduce scrap & rework
  • Elevate service quality
  • Improve safety & compliance

The future of factory floor and field service workforce communication will increasingly rely on augmented reality as an efficient, flexible workforce multiplier.


Michael CampbellExecutive Vice President, Augmented Reality Products, PTC

“What are the steps I need to take to successfully and profitably use AR/VR and wearables in my business?” In this session, enterprise experts discuss how to go about effectively evaluating, piloting, implementing, and scaling AR/VR and wearable tech projects.

  • What does successful implementation look like?
  • Identifying an entry point – Knowing what problem you’re trying to solve
  • Getting internal support from key stakeholders
  • Software and technology selection
  • Pilot setup (determining timeline, financing, requirements, and parameters)
  • Defining and measuring success – Trackable KPIs and hallmarks of a successful pilot
  • Gathering feedback and lessons learned
  • Moving ahead and scaling up
Brian Ballard, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Upskill

Riley Anderson, Project Analyst II, Strategy and Innovation, Walmart

Scott BurkeyVR/AR Product Lead, WestRock

Doug HouseManager Technical Support, Porsche Cars North America
Andy Kozak, Manager College of Technical Operations, JetBlue

Michael NewshamGlobal Learning Systems and Developments Lead, Bayer

How an organization responds to disruptive innovation will determine its success

    • Transform – Make innovation the new normal
    • Simplify approval processes
    • Lean core systems (ERP, PLM, MES)
    • Create a culture of collaboration and learning
    • Engage employees in innovation and ideas
    • Recognize success
    • Problem-solving & Innovative-value
    • Wearable and mobile technology
      • Exoskeleton
      • Smart glasses
      • Watches
      • Motion/kinetics
    • Human-centered innovation
      • Robotics (&Cobots)
      • Sensors & Automatic Identification (Beacons)
      • Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)
      • Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning
      • Driverless vehicles (AGV)
      • Inventory Optimization (&Drones)


Peggy GulickDir. Digital Transformation, Global Manufacturing​, AGCO Corporation

Three things are guaranteed in life: Death, taxes, and the uphill battle of trying to introduce new technology to change the way work gets done. In this session, enterprise experts share lessons learned and best practices for overcoming the challenges of using AR/VR and wearables.

  • Major impediments facing enterprise adoption and advancement and how to avoid them
  • Company culture or the technology itself: Which poses a greater threat to successful implementation and strategies for dealing with both
  • Limitations of current AR/VR and wearable offerings:
    • Cost, management, and maintenance
    • Form factor and ergonomics
    • User experience
    • Durability/reliability (battery, connectivity)
    • Safety (health risks)
  • Corporate challenges: Industry regulations, security/privacy, and governance
  • Data challenges: Storing, managing, analyzing and securing
  • Scalability and sustainability challenges


Dirk Schart, President & General Manager, RE’FLEKT


Nick Cherukuri, Founder, ThirdEye

Eric Johnston, Connected Worker Architect, ExxonMobil

John McGuire, Senior IT Architect – Cybersecurity, Duke Energy

Tim Pilson, Technology Innovation Manager, Southwest Airlines

Kurt Scheuringer, Senior Software Developer, Lockheed Martin

You’ve researched other companies in your industry. And you know which ones have achieved significant results with industrial wearables. But what’s the best way to deploy wearable devices to workers within your enterprise?

The challenges are well-documented. Some struggle to identify a strong business case, while others find it difficult to plan, develop, and execute their enterprise wearables pilot. But RealWear has simplified this process for all industries and use cases. In this presentation, we will share our secrets of how the largest enterprises in the world successfully deploy industrial wearables.

  • See how head-mounted devices (HMD) can boost worker productivity while improving their safety, without tradeoffs.
  • Learn from companies across a wide range of industries who are deploying HMD and getting real results.
  • How to pick the best HMD, escape pilot purgatory, and advance to wide-scale deployment.


Sanjay Jhawar, Co-Founder, President & Chief Product Officer, RealWear

  • Understanding ROI and value creation
  • Identifying, quantifying and qualifying industrial applications
  • Integration and sustainment best practices
  • Improving safety and effectiveness through crowdsourcing


Brian LaughlinTechnical Fellow, IT Architect, Mobile Solution, Boeing Co. 

Connie Miller, Web Application and HoloLens Developer, Boeing

Christopher Reid, Human Factors & Ergonomics Associate Technical Fellow, Boeing Co.

TUESDAY – 9/17



Remote Assistance & Guided Work Instructions

Leading end users discuss how they’re leveraging AR/VR & wearables to:

  • View instructions and access real-time information
  • Document, record and verify work
  • Enable remote expert support (see-what-I-see)


John Bishop, President, Librestream

Gary BinstockDirector of Technology – Strategic Innovation and Technology Alliances, Colgate-Palmolive

Dan Jost, Senior Manager, IT Digital and Emerging Technologies, Molson Coors

Mark Norman, Former Consultant, National Oilwell Varco

Anasol Peña-Rios, AI & Immersive Technology Research Specialist, BT

Jason Sagstetter, Global IT Portfolio Manager, HB Fuller

Augmented reality is a relatively new technology, but has been used for Space and manufacturing pursuits for years.  Some lessons have been learned the hard way, some were quite easy, and then there are the ones that just fall into the humorous category.  Join us for a discussion and Q&A with Shelley Peterson, who will shares challenges, a few creative solutions, potential pitfalls, and advice for “those” moments when it seems a solution is beyond the reach of us Earthlings.


Shelley PetersonEmerging Technologies Lead​, Lockheed Martin

While the concept of Industry 4.0 has been around for quite some time, its associated productivity benefits remain a work in progress for large manufacturers. For small and mid-sized manufacturers, Industry 4.0 remains completely out of reach due to the technical complexity and high costs.

Augmentir is breaking these barriers with its modern AI-based augmented worker platform and is helping manufacturers to quickly realize the productivity and quality benefits of Industry 4.0. 

In this session, you’ll hear about 3 real-world examples of how a small, medium and large manufacturer use Augmentir to:

  • Speed deployment and time to value
  • Close the skills gap by training and guiding workers with personalized instructions
  • Continuously improve the performance of their frontline workforce through AI-based insights
  • Transform existing business models by driving continuous improvements across the organization


Russ FadelCEO & Co-Founder, Augmentir

After a year of working with Ubimax smart glass solutions, Schlumberger is scaling up to enhance their productivity and efficiency. Utilizing xInspect, a smart glass application by Ubimax, Schlumberger is able to provide step-by-step instructions, hands-free in realtime to their workers.

Learn more about how Schlumberger is leading the way with smart glass technology and their process from starting small to a successful full-scale roll-out.


David Redding, Digital Innovation Manager, Schlumberger

Percy Stocker, Co-Founder, President, Ubimax



Leading end users discuss how they’re leveraging AR/VR & wearables to:

  • Improve training for hazardous environments and equipment
  • Speed up new employee onboarding
  • Train employees remotely
  • Increase familiarity and save money with VR simulations
  • Teach soft skills


Lou Pushelberg, Founder, Circuit Stream


Marco Madrazo, Head of Learning Experience Design, Holiday Inn Club Vacations

Randy Nunez, Tech Trend Lead, Extended Reality, Ford Motor Company

James Piechocki, Senior Manager, Learning Innovation​, Raytheon

Raj TiwariFORBES Technology Council Co-Chair IEEE Digital Reality Initiative, IEEE

Rick Smith, Sr. Director, Global Product Training, JLG Industries

Exelon operates the largest U.S. fleet of carbon-free nuclear plants with more than 19,600 megawatts of capacity from 22 reactors at 13 facilities in Illinois, Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania. With more than 10,000 nuclear professionals employed focused on industry best practices to ensure safe, reliable operation throughout the fleet, training employees is a key focus. This presentation covers the Virtual Reality Initiative, a collaboration between the Nuclear Innovation and Nuclear Training departments to provide a new method of providing high-realism, impactful, and cost-efficient training to our workforce. A wide variety of educational simulations have been created, tested, and implemented for various departments with more in development.

The “Complex Environment” of nuclear is unique. Nuclear is heavily regulated and Nuclear Training must meet specific approvals and requirements. There are many thousands of employees doing different tasks, performing each task, every shift, every day – error free. And unique to Nuclear is Radiation, and the goal to make radiation exposure “as low as reasonably achievable”.


Carl Rytych, Innovation Leader, Exelon

Lenovo’s Director of Commercial AR/VR, Michael Leone, will discuss the importance of creating scalable solutions within the industrial workforce that improve training and improve ongoing worker productivity. Lenovo will showcase multiple ways the company is using its own ThinkReality software and hardware solutions within its manufacturing and warehouse environments to test and optimize for AR and VR, along with key vertical use cases expected to transform workforce training and productivity. Leone will cover additional key considerations for enterprises including:
  • Building, managing and deploying solutions in an agnostic hardware device environment for both augmented reality and virtual reality
  • How long term IOT and 5G strategies should be considered within enterprise AR/VR deployments
  • Public Cloud, Private Cloud and On-Premise Considerations in AR and VR Enterprise Deployments

Michael Leone, Director of Commercial AR/VR, Lenovo

It seems humanly impossible to deliver 21 million packages on a normal day and more than 30 million packages per day during the holiday season; And, yet, that is what UPS does.

Learn how UPS empowers employees with wearable technologies and virtual reality training that turns normal people into super UPSers.


Robin Hensley, VP Operations Technology, UPS


Design & Visualization

Leading end users discuss how they’re leveraging AR/VR & wearables to:

  • Improve design processes
  • Improve communication and prevent rework
  • Collaborate remotely with team members & stakeholders
  • Gain key insights from 3D asset visualization
Frank Black, Sr. Director Enterprise Sales & Market Development, HTC

Levi Bilbrey, Manager, Creative Services, Bell

Eric Bursch, Senior Manager – Design Innovation, Toyota

Drew HolbrookAdvanced Computing Technologies – Immersive Realities, Gulfstream Aerospace

Megan Lubaszka, Regional Creative Media Leader, Gensler

Andrew Warren, Engineering Services Support Manager, Bridgestone

  • Background story of VR/AR use at McLaren
  • Todays stakeholders in the business
  • The VR/MR roadmap at McLaren

Mark Roberts,
Head of Design Operations, McLaren Automotive

MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions, a design build mechanical contractor has been experimenting with Augmented and Virtual Reality with our service technicians and on jobsites.  After equipping our service technicians with wearable technology, our most recent innovation is the MLab, a 700 Square foot Virtual reality space, dedicated to sparking imagination and inspiring collaboration. Created to illustrate projects as multidimensional experiences for clients and partners, this room delivers the power of creativity and insight into how decisions – big or small – will impact construction in real-time. The MLAB is also a community outreach, merging STEM education values with practical applications for tomorrow’s workforce.

Bradd Busick, CIO, MacDonald Miller

Please come join the presentation/discussion on how the largest Tire Manufacture in the world is using XR to reduce plant costs and improve speed to market.

XR is the future, but how do we implement it now? How do we save money while using this technology today?  What does XR mean for me NOW?

How many times do you hear these questions as an Innovator?

We are going to show a day in the life of our designs.  How we incorporate VR for Design Reviews, taking what we learned in VR and applying it to MR on the plant floor reviews, continuing those improvements and creating a better Risk Assessment through remote applications, then leading into how we maintain the equipment through the entirety of its life cycle.

Innovation for us is not just about where we can go with new technology, but how we can integrate it today into what we do. 


Brian Robinson, Innovation Specialist AR/VR/XR, Bridgestone


Andrew Warren, Engineering Services Support Manager, Bridgestone


Marketing & Sales

Leading end users discuss how they’re leveraging AR/VR & wearables to:

  • Increase sales and reduce returns
  • Pitch products and services both externally and internally
  • Engage customers and improve the customer experience
  • Re-brand/re-invent


Brent Blum, AR/VR Capability Lead, North America, Accenture

Scott Aldridge, Senior Manager, Disruptive Technologies, CDM Smith
Amanda Clarida, Sales Training Development Manager, Volvo
Brooks ClemensMarketing ROI & Applied Research, Adidas

David Kleiner, Chief Strategist – IT Corp Services, Toyota

Michael Maloney, Head of Engineering: XR & 3D Visualization, Wayfair

Recent advances in XR technology have enabled new possibilities within the Consumer Healthcare space. XR is allowing for more consumer research objectives to be addressed and providing new channels for shopper engagement, but what does the future have in store? In this talk we will cover:

  • VR in the consumer research space – Why and how? What next?
  • The emergence of AR and practical considerations.
  • A data driven approach to delivering value with AR.


Gregory HoughDigital Projects Manager, GSK

The optimization of product placement and assortment in-store and on-shelf helps maximize sales and reduce costs. Using mobile VR with embedded eye-tracking, Accenture teamed with Qualcomm and Kellogg’s to reinvent how brands and retailers gather consumer data and perform research —more rapidly and affordably at larger scale.

Using Qualcomm’s reference headset powered by the Snapdragon 845 with embedded eye-tracking, and software from InContext Solutions and Cognitive3D, Accenture Extended Reality (XR) developed a pilot VR solution that immersed consumers in a full-scale, simulated store, enabling them to move through the space, shop, pick up products and place them in carts–all while tracking what consumers were looking at, for how long and why.


Tony Bevilacqua, Founder & CEO, Cognitive3D

Raffaella Camera, Global Head of Market & Innovation Strategy, Extended Reality (XR), Accenture

Patrick Costello, Senior Director of Business Development, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Today’s design workflow is broken. More and more teams are collaborating across distance, and traditional presentations often lead to incomplete or under-informed decision-making. By integrating virtual and augmented reality from the start of the to-to-market process through to retail design installation, adidas is empowering their teams to work better together. With The WILD as a foundation for the mutual understanding of complex ideas, adidas can realize a better return on their investment.​


Brooks ClemensMarketing ROI & Applied Research, Adidas

TUESDAY – 9/17


Day 2 - Industry

Wednesday – 9/18

Day 2: Morning

Brent Blum, AR/VR Capability Lead, North America, Accenture

5G promises to bring new levels of performance and efficiency that will power new user experiences and redefine a broad range of industries with connected services from retail to education, transportation to entertainment, and everything in between.  It be a catalyst for XR (Augmented and Virtual Reality), delivering multi-Gbps peak rates, ultra-low latency and massive capacity that will enable new immersive computing use cases and accelerate the business value that XR can deliver to the Enterprise. The emergence of 5G XR devices will be powered by AI, enabling them to perceive, reason, and act intuitively, expanding our human abilities by serving as a natural extension of our senses and redefining immersion in head worn computing.  With 2019 as the beginning of a new era in communications, Brian Vogelsang, Global Head of XR Strategy & Partnerships at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. will discuss how 5G and AI will intersect the Enterprise XR devices of today and become a fabric for unlocking business value in the devices of tomorrow.


Brian Vogelsang, Sr. Director, Product Management – XR Strategy & Partnerships, Qualcomm

While there are many continually improving hardware platforms, AR/VR and wearable application development poses significant obstacles to further advancement of the technology. In this session, enterprise experts examine the state of available software/content solutions and the challenges of developing industry-ready applications.

  • Features/capabilities of enterprise-ready software applications
  • Considerations and challenges for building enterprise AR/VR and wearable apps:
    • Understanding the UX/UI requirements in an industrial setting
    • Field of view (FOV): Screen real estate, display and other hardware limitations
    • Battery, memory and computing power limitations
    • Lack of standardization
    • Security and integration with existing networks and systems
  • Content creation: Translating ERMs, PDFs, 2D diagrams, manuals, machine data, etc. into digital, wearable-ready formats
    • The CAD advantage and the need for easy 3D content


David Nedohin, Co-Founder & President, Scope AR


Shyam Alaparthy, Principal Software Engineer, Walmart

Mike Baca, Director, Mobility and Edge Solutions, AmerisourceBergen Corp

Shelley PetersonEmerging Technologies Lead​, Lockheed Martin

Mariya Sorensen, Integrated Construction Coordinator, Mortenson

Learn how thyssenkrupp has digitalized its warehouse space, improving employee efficiency, new-hire training, and customer satisfaction leveraging HoloLens technology.

  • How thyssenkrupp has embedded HoloLens in standard operations
  • How thinking differently allowed thyssenkrupp to maximize the asset
  • How thyssenkrupp has engaged the workforce for success


Patrick Bass, CEO, North America, thyssenkrupp

Wednesday – 9/18




Leading Manufacturing experts discuss how they’re leveraging AR/VR & wearables to:

  • Increase plant efficiency, productivity, and safety
  • Reduce downtime and improve quality
  • Provide step-by-step instructions, digital content overlays, and remote help
  • Improve employee training and retention


Russ FadelCEO & Co-Founder, Augmentir


Chris Dockery, Ergonomics Specialist, BMW

Janelle Haines, Ergonomic Analyst – Biomedical Engineer, John Deere

William Harding, Distinguished Technical Fellow, Medtronic

Luke Moseley, Senior Staff Engineer – NPI Manufacturing, Kohler Co.

Andreas Oeder, Digital Capability Leader, Airbus

  • The advantages of binocular MR Glasses with SLAM over monocular AR Glasses
  • Industrial certifications and enterprise legacy infrastructure setup needed for successful deployment and strong Return on Investment (ROI), including examples of deployments
  • How does 5G play an important role for seamless MR enterprise deployment?


Nick Cherukuri, Founder, ThirdEye

Recent advances in XR technology have enabled new possibilities within the Consumer Healthcare space. XR is allowing for more consumer research objectives to be addressed and providing new channels for shopper engagement, but what does the future have in store? In this talk we will cover:

  • Creating a holistic digital experience is key
  • XR technology enables the consumption of data
  • Integrating core solution data unlocks the full potential of XR technology
  • Path to unlocking XR technology with GMP data


Nathan YorgeyDirector Digital Innovation, Pfizer


Utilities Energy &
Field Services

Leading Utilities & Energy experts discuss how they’re leveraging AR/VR & wearables to:

  • Increase worker safety and productivity
  • Enable remote expert support (see-what-I-see)
  • Provide real-time information and step-by-step instructions
  • Improve hazardous situation training


Mark Sage, Executive Director, AREA

Rodney James, Technology Development Manager, Duke Energy

Ed MooreSr. Technology Strategist – IIoT Technology Area Manager, Chevron

Lorne Poindexter, Senior Manager, Nuclear & Fossil Innovation, Ameren

Nicholas Saunders, Senior Engineer in Transmission Station Design Standards, American Electric Power

Vincent Williams, Fleet Engineering Innovation and Technology Project Manager, Southern Nuclear

  • Learn about how ExxonMobil created an internal IT unit that handles all business needs related to XR.
  • Discover the service channels.
  • Hear the use cases.
  • See the results along their journey.


Kyle Daughtry, Immersive Technology Service Design Lead, ExxonMobil

Athicha Dhanormchitphong, Immersive Technology Architect, ExxonMobil

• The digital Transformation for Large Industry in Southeast Asia
• Combining data analytics and digital tools on site
• Remote expertise in the plant using AMA Xperteye solutions

Pei Fang Chua, Performance Analytics Manager, Air Liquide

Yi Lin Chua, Digital Project Manager, Air Liquide

Christian Guillemot, CEO, AMA EXPERTEYE INC.


Architecture, Engineering & Construction

Leading AEC experts discuss how they’re leveraging AR/VR & wearables to:

  • Improve design reviews, sales pitches, and client satisfaction
  • Increase worker safety on the job
  • Provide real-time 3D content and improve on-site situational awareness
  • Collaborate remotely and augment workers’ physical abilities

Michelle Krogmeier, VP of North America, Proceedix

Bradd Busick, CIO, MacDonald Miller

John RyggEnterprise Architect, HoloLens R&D Business Process Owner, Kiewit

Daniel Shirkey, Sr. Director of Technology & Operations Improvement, Balfour Beatty

Anthony Viscusi, Global Platform Technology Lead – Buildings, Jacobs

Allison Yanites, Immersive Technology Lead, Arcadis

Stephen Paul will discuss how the AECOM Visualization Studio created a Virtual Reality “Slip, Trip & Fall – Hazard Identification” training experience for the Savannah River Nuclear Site Remediation Team.

  • Introduction and short background on the Viz Studio
  • How we came to create Safety Training in VR work
  • The needs of the SRR (Savannah River Remediation) Site Safety Team
  • The options for creating a training scenario, (locations and incidents)
  • The production process and pipeline
  • Challenges
  • Solutions
  • Conclusions


Stephen Paul, Director of Visualization & Immersive Technology, AECOM

–  Identifying new technology to satisfy a business need 
–  Researching and piloting the technology 
–  Executive buy in and funding – ‘selling’ the idea 
–  Vendor agreements and collaboration 
–  Upon approval – governance and IT security – standardization 
–  Actual project piloting and additional use case development 
–  Global project standardization and inheriting the technology/tool as part of our standard toolkit 


Max Eklund,
Construction Innovation and Visualization Lead, Fluor Corporation


Logistics & Transportation

Leading Supply Chain & Logistics experts discuss how they’re leveraging AR/VR & wearables to:

  • Optimize warehouse layout
  • Get goods to customers faster and cheaper
  • Simplify warehouse processes like picking and packing
  • Guide and protect warehouse workers
  • Reduce training time
  • Optimize navigation / GPS
David Jenkinson, Director and Co-Founder, EWG
Patrick Bass, CEO and President of North America, thyssenkrupp
Robin Hensley, VP Operations Technology, UPS

Michael RobManager, Distribution and Logistics, Philip Morris International

Vinzent Rudtsch, Head of Ergoskeleton Project, Audi AG

Brandt WilsonDirector of Innovation, 
Knight Transportation

  • Learn how an apparel retailer, medical device manufacturer, and dental supplies distributor each used different strategies to rapidly integrate LogistiVIEW into their existing systems.

  • Find out how AR-based operations can achieve value and revamp processes – without requiring information systems to track new data.

  • Discover how these 3 avoided the headaches of lengthy integration, or delayed time to value with AR – some going live in less than 90 days.

  • Find out the unexpected ways that LogistiVIEW enabled each to rework their process (not their systems), applying multimodal instruction with AR graphics, voice, and text.


Seth Patin, CEO and Founder, LogistiVIEW

The technical innovation that is essential to the development of wearables is just one element of the design process.  How do you remove the clutter from your wearables development to ensure that your team is producing not only the most effective technical solution, but also the best end-user experience? 

Join this session to learn how Honeywell combined its proven hardware and software engineering processes with its Honeywell User Experience (HUE) principles to create the next generation of voice wearables for mobile workers in distribution centers across the globe.  During this session, our Product Management and Product Design experts will walk through Honeywell’s holistic design approach that identifies customer requirements, and incorporates customer input throughout the process to ensure that Honeywell products are seamlessly integrated into our customers’ workflows, and, ultimately, deliver an exceptional end-user experience.

James HendricksonDirector Of Marketing And Product Management, Honeywell

Joshua Powell, User Experience Designer, Honeywell

Wednesday – 9/18


As adoption and rollouts of AR/VR and wearables in the enterprise continue to grow, it’s not too soon to consider the ultimate goal: A fully connected workplace. In this session, enterprise experts explore other emerging and enabling technologies that can be combined with AR/VR and wearables to accelerate adoption and unlock more value.

Technologies to be covered:

  • Automation and Robotics
  • Drones and 3D printing
  • Big Data and IoT
  • Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • 3D Scanning & Mapping
  • Computer Vision (CV)
  • 5G, and more


Ilissa BruserManager, Corporate Incubation, Bose Corporation


Scott Aldridge, Senior Manager, Disruptive Technologies, CDM Smith

Eric Johnston, Connected Worker Architect, ExxonMobil

Brian LaughlinTechnical Fellow, IT Architect, Mobile Solution, Boeing Co. 

Peggy Wu, Principle Research Scientist, Human Machine Interactions, United Technologies

Nathan YorgeyDirector Digital Innovation, Pfizer

  • Combining 3D, 360 video footage with VR headsets creates an interactive user training experience – user can move themselves around the entire factory virtually
  • Training is portable and can be placed in the factory as well as conference rooms, delivered to suppliers and customers
  • Experience can be supplemented with other data sets like work instructions, graphics or images
  • Improves employee knowledge retention by 40%


Kendall Loomis, Manager of the Immersive Design Center, Raytheon

The key to success in pharma is what comes after the pilot to implementation stage, it’s understanding how to go from implementation to scale. There are various challenges complex organizations encounter when deploying AR technology – from restrictive environments requiring clean-room compliant devices, to security hurdles, through to validation requirements and integrations with existing IT systems.  We’ll cover each of these as we explore how you can overcome challenges, achieve multi-site global deployments and reap the significant benefits that have been transforming pharma manufacturing over the last 2 years.

Apprentice CEO and Co-Founder, Angelo Stracquatanio, takes the stage to share his expertise and experiences implementing cutting-edge technology at global “60+ site” deployments.  Gain a clear understanding of the mechanisms required to provide intelligent integration into current pharma manufacturing practices. Learn how to establish the infrastructure that will allow you to leverage out-of-the-box hardware capabilities, overcome the complexities of device management, train out-of-suite, and provide large-scale support to achieve transformational AR global deployments.


Angelo Stracquatanio, CEO & Co-Founder,

Digitalization of educational content exponentially accelerates the uptake and adoption of knowledge. Even though the pharma industry has been slower to adapt to the new innovative delivery systems, the shift is currently happening. Peg Bollella will explain how to accelerate the integration of these innovations into our highly regulated environment and how this is changing the way pharma industry is delivering information.

  • Shifting the Paradigm with a Pharma Perspective
  • Innovative Approaches in a Highly Regulated Environment
  • Wearable Devices Across the Business Model


Peg Bollella, Senior Director, Lead, North America, Primary Care, Scientific Optimization and Excellence, Sanofi

Hardware manufacturers, software developers, and end users are the three key links in the enterprise AR/VR and wearable tech value chain. As the space is still in its infancy, finding the right combination of hardware and software for your specific use case can be challenging. How do you navigate the solution stack to ensure that your wearable project is a success? In this interactive session, leading solution providers answer your most burning questions. Enterprise audience members drive the discussion by voicing their questions, comments and concerns to a panel of potential partners.


Mark Sage, Executive Director, AREA

Solution Providers:

Circuit Stream





Tobii Pro

Brent Blum, AR/VR Capability Lead, North America, Accenture

Day 3 - Below the Neck & Safety

Thursday – 9/19

Day 3: Morning

What are the most valuable opportunities for wrist- and body-worn wearables in the enterprise? In this session, enterprise experts share the use cases they’re exploring and implementing within their organizations. Devices covered include smartwatches, smart bands, smart clothing, body cameras, and body-worn (ergonomic) sensors.

  • Tracking workplace activity to increase efficiency, productivity, and safety
  • Employee biometrics: Authentication, identification, security, and safety
  • Environment and location-tracking to improve situational awareness
  • Short checklist items and quick alerts
  • Wearable (body) cameras: Security and documentation
  • Employee ergonomics: Optimizing routine workflow and behavior modification to reduce injuries
  • Making use of the real-time data from wearables
  • Privacy implications and addressing employee concerns


Heidi Lehmann, Chief Commercial Officer, Kenzen


Julie Gilpin-McMinn, Technical Fellow in Human Factors and Ergonomics, Spirit AeroSystems

SM Hasan, Program Manager, GE Global Research

Steve Labudzinski, R&D Specialist, Con Edison

Dane LaughlinEnvironmental Health and Safety, INVISTA

Cathy White, Global EH&S Project Leader, Dow

  • Utilization in Hiring, Screening and Deployment
  • Prevention and Ergonomics
  • Post Loss Injury Management


Ron Bellows, President of the Risk Retention Bureau, AIG

Industrial exoskeletons have the potential to protect workers by reducing the stress of physically-demanding and repetitive tasks, allowing them to be more productive with less discomfort, fatigue and risk of injury.

In this session, enterprise experts discuss  how they are leveraging exoskeleton technology to reduce overexertion and other on-the-job injuries and improve employees’ lives.

  • Types of exoskeletons and exosuits (unpowered, partial and full powered)
  • Identifying use cases (prolonged posture, repetitive movement, heavy loads, etc.) – When to insert an exoskeleton and when to replace the human with a robot
  • Ergonomics and human factors of exoskeletons (ex. adjusting for different body types, putting on/taking off devices, sharing devices, etc.)
  • Challenges and concerns hindering widespread acceptance – How to introduce exoskeletons into the workforce
  • Short- and long-term impacts of exoskeletons on users’ natural abilities, performance, and health
  • ROI: Are exoskeletons effective today cost-, productivity- and safety-wise?
  • Research and industry standards for wearable robotics

Joseph Zawaideh, Vice President, Marketing & Business Development, Co-Founder, Levitate Technologies


Giovanni Pacini, Global Director Digital Industrial Operations, Electrolux

Sudhakar Rajulu, Technical Manager, NASA

Vinzent Rudtsch, Head of Ergoskeleton Project, Audi AG

Josh ShabtaiDirector, Labs Productions & Operations, Lowe’s Innovation Labs

Marty Smets, Technical Expert – Human Systems and Virtual Manufacturing, Ford Motor Company

Toyota Motor North America has successfully integrated exoskeletons into manufacturing operations. How did Toyota become the first major company to require exoskeletons as personal protective equipment?

Marisol Barrero, Safety Manager at Toyota Motor North America, and responsible for the regional integration, will walk you through the 2-year history of the effort. The presentation will focus on the new systems that had to be laid in place, as well as the existing systems that had to be heavily relied upon to assist the initiative. Lessons learned will be applicable to the integration of other types of wearable devices across other organizations.


Marisol BarreroSafety Manager, Toyota Motor North America

Wearable technology has the potential to augment safety efforts in a range of industries. In this session, enterprises discuss how they are using wearables to improve workers’ health and mitigate safety hazards.  

  • Identifying job tasks and scenarios that can be made safer with wearables
  • Applications
    • Employee Monitoring (biometric, ergonomic, environmental, location)
    • Identification
    • Alerts
    • Communication
  • Available solutions and their varying capabilities & limitations
  • Data collection and analytics
  • Calculating the savings – What is the ROI?
  • How do wearable safety solutions stack up against other designated mobile safety devices?


John Dony, Director, Campbell Institute, National Safety Council


Jim Dorris, Vice President – Environmental, Health & Safety, United Rentals

Clint Wernimont, Corporate Senior Safety Manager, Cummins

Ryan Ringelman, General Director System Safety, BNSF

Cathy White, Global EH&S Project Leader, Dow

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