RPR’s CEO Joins AWE Online as Track Chair for Enterprise AR

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May 18th, 2020

Rock Paper Reality

We are excited to announce that RPR’s CEO, Patrick Johnson, will be the Enterprise AR Track Chair at the upcoming AWE Online Event on May 28th. AWE is one of the largest AR-focused events in the world, and we highly recommend attending. There is a great lineup of speakers that specialize in Augmented Reality from companies and organizations such as Volvo, Dow Jones, Schlumberger, Koch Industries, and KLM.

Patrick also organizes AWE Nite SF—the largest AR Meetup in the world. We are offering a limited-time discount for the AWE Online Event that brings the price down from $399 to only $99. Just add the following discount code at check out: AWENITESF99

Message us if you have any questions and check out the Enterprise Track details below.


Snap Back to Reality, Here Comes Gravity

11:30 AM – 11:50 AM
Timmy Ghiurau | Volvo Cars Casper Wickman | Volvo Cars

Hear from Volvo’s Lead Virtual Experiences, Timmy Ghiurau, about how he broke new ground with the multi-awarded Volvo Varjo collaboration by bringing technology forged in gaming into one of the leading brands in the automotive industry. Timmy will introduce their Product Simulator platform from Volvo Cars used for simulations and XR experiences, which will help Volvo Cars to shape the future of mobility, by enabling users to contribute in developing scenarios, and services for the automotive track.

The Social Disruption of Telexistence

11:50 AM – 12:10 PM
David Varela | The Manufacturing Technology Centre Jose M Blanco Gomez | The Manufacturing Technology Centre

Join David Varela and Jose M. Blanco Gomez of The Manufacturing Technology Centre’s advanced visualization team to explore the influence and impact of new telexistence paradigms. Learn how technology initially planned for space exploration will help to overcome actual society and workspace challenges here on Earth, thanks to next-generation breakthroughs in mixed reality, AI, and haptic and robotic technologies.

Modern Wellsite Planning with Drones, 3D Images, and Augmented Reality

12:40 PM – 01:00 PM
Sergey Doronichev | Schlumberger
In the commoditized environment of land oilfield operations, efficiency is the primary driver of profitability. Schlumberger has created a technology workflow, that increases the productivity of land operations through the utilization of drone mapping, 3D collaborative VR planning and AR-assisted execution.

Spatial Dataviz Superpowers

01:00 PM – 01:20 PM
Roger Kenny | Dow Jones
Spatial computing will transform how we understand data. Roger Kenny is a data viz expert from The Wall Street Journal who has been exploring spatial computing since 2015. In this talk, he will share some of what he has learned.

How to Solve Employee Training Problems for Technical Systems or Operations using VR

01:40 PM – 02:00 PM
Dane Laughlin | Koch Industries Lou Pushelberg | Circuit Stream

Learning by living memorable virtual experiences

02:10 PM – 02:30 PM
Sebastien Loze | Epic Games Myra LalDin | PERSPECTIVES
Storytelling is as old as time itself. As humans, we have used stories for centuries to build collective knowledge, adapt, and to learn. With each new technology the way we experience stories, educate, and learning evolves. Now we are in the time of XR. We have lived the early years of XR technology dissemination and today we can begin to collectively reflect and share our knowledge on what is and is not working, what creates the most impact in XR for users, and how best to improve these experiences. In this session, two experts with very different backgrounds compare notes and share their experiences from the cognitive science perspective and the simulation technologies perspective. This is the beginning of a conversation establishing guidelines to augment learning by living memorable virtual experiences.

AR in Defense Shipbuilding

02:50 PM – 03:10 PM
Ken Fast | Electric Boat Corp David Heath | Bath Iron Works Corp
Bath Iron Works and Electric Boat are two large shipbuilders that are actively involved in deploying AR applications for direct manufacturing. This presentation will highlight some of the long history of advanced visualization technologies used in ship design. We will move on to more recent developments in the use of AR in the shipyard. We will discuss some of the unique challenges of doing R&D in the defense industry, and the difficulties of moving new technologies into a production setting. Both shipyards are part of the larger General Dynamics Corporation (GD). We will share lessons learned in the establishment of an XR working group across all the business units of GD, and some success stories of collaboration. Finally, we will show some examples of AR applications we are fielding in production, and touch on future plans.

How the airline industry is embracing VR and AR with regard to sustainability and the changing customer value chain

03:10 PM – 03:30 PM
Jae Maloney | KLM Ashok Maharaj | TCS
The Airline industry is facing challenges never faced before. How do we, as an industry, move forward becoming more environmentally savvy by embracing new XR and AI technologies; but, at the same time, remain competitive and profitable?

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