The VR/AR Association appoints Kevin Carpenter of Siemens as Co-Chair of the Energy Industry Committee

To participate in the Committee, email info@thevrara.com

The Energy Committee of the VR/AR Association serves as a resource to promote the application of VR/AR technology in confronting the challenges posed by the energy transition. The committee will enable the sharing of best practices and information on VR/AR related applications in the energy industry as well as curate industry relevant case studies. Furthermore, the committee will, as necessary, shape and recommend best practices for the scaling of VR/AR applications across the energy industry.

Some areas that the Committee will focus, include:

  • Data visualization

  • Learning & Training for industry specific needs

  • Safety & EHS as pertains to the energy industry

  • Guided assistance of factory workers & field technicians in the energy industry

Kevin Carpenter is currently Head of the Global Operations Technical Education and Competence Center Network for Siemens Power Service Power & Gas with technical education and competence centers located throughout the United States, Germany, China & Egypt. Kevin recently spoke at our VRARA Enterprise Summit

As a co-chair, Kevin will work with the Association and industry at large to create a community of thought-leaders committed to the application of VR/AR technology in solving the problems associated with the energy industry and its transition. Together we will establish a regular forum for exchange that will include industry relevant guest speakers and information exchange; This will include webinars and panels at events, in addition to industry guidelines and best practices publications.

To participate in the Committee, email info@thevrara.com

This Thursday, join us live online for our Storytelling expert panel presenting the latest work with Accenture, Deutche Telekom, Verizon, The Morgan Library, Carnegie Museum, and others

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Our Storytelling Committee will present the latest case studies, use cases and best practices for how VR/AR is used in Storytelling.

The VR/AR Association Publishes the Universities and Colleges Report with over 40 Institutions that offer Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Courses and Programs

An educated workforce is a more than a qualified workforce; it is citizenry embracing curiosity. That very curiosity, encouraged by educators, creates the realm of possibility for a thriving, human-centered global populace. Enterprise may develop novel and innovative products with the latest VR/AR and immersive technologies, but without access to a trained, well-educated, and yes, curious workforce, business and industry cannot flourish or compete globally, no matter how cutting-edge or groundbreaking the technologies may be.

The overarching goal of the VRARA Universities and Colleges Committee is to increase higher education’s curiosity and knowledge of VR/AR. We seek to support and promote the bringing together of diverse disciplines, stakeholders, and interest groups within and across institutions in the service of learning both with and about VR/AR.

This report represents the first in a series of steps intended to advance that goal. It provides a high-level overview of over 40 institutions around the world are doing in this space, including:

  • VR/AR courses and programs being offered;

  • Use of VR/AR to support learning and teaching in other courses and programs;

  • VR/AR-related research and development activity being undertaken;

  • VR/AR in other areas of the institution (e.g., recruitment/ marketing/outreach, libraries, student services).


We hope that the report will be a useful resource for locating expertise, facilitating connections, and building collective capacity among those who are part of the growing community interested in the potential of VR/AR in higher education.

Beyond this report, a further role of the VRARA Universities and Colleges Committee is the coalescing of a higher education– industry alliance aimed at bridging the gap between current educational practices and offerings on one hand, and the emerging workforce needs and demands on the other. To that end, we have recently embarked on an environmental scan of major industry sectors using or otherwise impacted by XR— such as transportation, medicine and healthcare, arts, media and entertainment, and advanced manufacturing—the findings of which will be cross walked to curricular and pedagogical approaches as a means of better understanding how we can prepare students for the jobs and careers of the future.

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In the words of Jean Piaget, “the goal of education is not to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities ... to invent and discover, to create [ people ] who are capable of doing new things.” Join us in our efforts as together, we forge a path for a thriving future of higher education, and of a global workforce enabled by as well as further enabling next-generation VR/AR and immersive technologies.

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RSVP for our Fireside Chat with Charlie Fink, Vertigo Games, Schell Games, and Ubisoft. A candid discussion about designing and licensing Games for Arcades

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Location Based Entertainment consumer spending is expected to reach $809 million by 2022, but what about from the development perspective…how do business models differ here from the rest of the Games Industry? Are releasing, licensing and creating titles for Arcades really all that much different? And is there a new type of Gamer for whom these titles designed for?

This fireside chat moderated by the LBE Committee’s go to man Charlie Fink, will be asking some of the most recognised Games Studios how they are diversifying their portfolios by offering unique gaming experiences for Out-of-Home Entertainment and how making the move to LBVR compares with developing successful titles for the home consumer market (console, PC, mobile, VR, etc.)?

Schell Games – I Expect You to Die! & Until You Fall

Ubisoft Blue Byte – Escape the lost Pyramid – Assassin's Creed

Vertigo Games – Arizona Sunshine

Call for Presenters and Invitation to Participate in our Tourism-Travel Committee and Webinar with Expedia and others

The VR/AR Association Tourism & Travel Committee is inviting speakers for a Webinar we are planning for June. Please email info@thevrara.com if you’re interested to present! Let us know if you’re also interested in Sponsoring this webinar. Our webinars get 200 people attending live, and 1000’s watch the recording.

This committee will create best practices, guidelines, and call to actions (e.g., recommendations for standards) for Travel & Tourism. Specifically, to identify opportunities and accelerate widespread adoption of VR/AR technologies in the travel industry by OTAs, Airlines, Lodging, DMOs and other Travel companies, for marketing, branding and enhancing the user experience through each phase of the traveler journey (dream, plan, shop, book, pre-trip and post-trip)

Join our Committee and representatives from airports, travel agencies, service and solution providers! 

Regards, 

Darshan Lama, Expedia

Craig Vezina, Realcast

VRARA Co-Chairs

The VR/AR Association issues an Open Call for Companies to participate in the VR/AR Enterprise Industry Sector Report

Fill out this form if you are interested in being featured (VRARA and non-VRARA Members are welcomed if you are a B2B company with a VR/AR solutions or services) and email info@thevrara.com if you would like to Sponsor this report

This industry report will feature companies specializing in VR/AR for B2B Enterprise solutions. The report will be published in June and will be promoted to the industry globally via our Newsletter (25K emails), Website (20K monthly visitors), and at our Global Summits, and via our partners’ networks.

Foreword

by Geof Wheelwright, Co-Chair, VR/AR Enterprise Committee

We are in an industry that most major analysts agree is growing fast. According to a December 2018 report from International Data Corporation (IDC), worldwide spending on augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) is forecast to be nearly $20.4 billion in 2019.

This number is part of a five year growth prediction by IDC spanning the 2017 to 2022 period forecasting that worldwide spending on AR/VR products and services will achieve a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 69.6%. And IDC is not alone in making this kind of prediction.

According to Gartner Distinguished VP Analyst Matt Cain, the use of VR and AR are one of six top technology workplace trends that will drive the digital workplace. “Immersive technologies, such as augmented and virtual reality, are ready for mainstream businesses,” he predicts in a March 2019 story that discusses evolving workplaces.

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Meanwhile, research firm SuperData (a Nielsen company), recently concluded that enterprises adopting XR training technology (covering Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality) will save $13.5 billion that would otherwise have been spent on traditional training that includes instructors, dedicated learning spaces and traveling to remote facilities.

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Another big story lies in where AR and VR are being rolled out. AR. in particular, has a strong mobile story - with analyst predictions suggesting that it will only grow stronger in the coming years. According to a recent story in AR Insider - also quoting recent SuperData numbers - there has been tremendous growth in the development of Mobile AR apps, particularly for iOS mobile devices.

Mobile AR applications are not, however, primarily driven by enterprise needs - but the steep growth in overall app development for ARCore and ARKit - reflects the massive installed base and opportunity they represent for enterprise AR developers.

There are plenty of other examples and predictions that demonstrate the importance of VR and AR to forward-thinking enterprises in the immediate future. The real story right now, however, may be in the “second wave” of adoption that will come in behind the first wave of adoption we are seeing now.

There will always be companies that have the budget, interest and bandwidth to conduct pilots and do field trials of potentially useful technologies. And those have been the primary enterprise customers for VR and AR technologies over the past couple of years.

We are now, however, on the cusp of a moment where the successful trials (and increasing number of deployments) of VR and AR in enterprises are getting the competitors of early adopters companies to start recognizing that they may be missing out on the real strategic advantage they can achieve.

The range of companies you’ll see in this report - and the kinds of customers they serve - are a great example of how impactful their VR and AR solutions have become to enterprise customers. A quick look through this list also makes it clear just how targeted many of these companies are, with products and services often aimed squarely at specific industries.

Just consider the range of applications on offer (and the sectors they aim to serve):

  • Virtual meeting room technology from Ireland’s meetingRoom.io, which counts the Bank of Ireland among the enterprise customers for its low bandwidth remote work platform.

  • Spiral Technologies, a company that uses Mixed Reality technology to deliver a solution for the aerospace industry that is aimed squarely at the MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) market. The company’s solution provides remote calls and video streaming, object recognition, display of static information, interactive voice assistance and 3D visualisation.

  • Apprentice.io, which aims its AR-based solution at lab, line and suite environments, with extensive specialization in pharma and biotech industries. The company says its solution is used to empower scientists, engineers and manufacturers who operate in various complex, compliance-driven environments

  • 900lbs, a creative agency and innovation lab offering VR/AR/MR experiences, with an impressive enterprise customer list that includes PepsiCo, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Shell, NTT Data, Bell Helicopter, DXC Technologies, Perot Museum of Nature and Science and Activision/Blizzard.

  • Dimension10, a company that aims squarely at meeting the needs of industries such as  oil and gas, architecture, engineering and construction - where three-dimensional models in VR can deliver real value. Enterprise customers include Skanska, ÅF Group, Aker BP, Framo, NTNU and AF Gruppen.

  • Atheer, a pioneer in the development of the Augmented Reality Management Platform, with customers in the automotive, aviation, manufacturing and logistics sector. Customers include Porsche Cars North America, which says it has shortened service resolution times at its dealerships by up to 40 percent through the use of Atheer’s AR platform.

  • Frozen Mountain, which brings live streaming to AR and VR devices in the enterprise. The company provides the software, tools, and professional application development services that enable the delivery of multi-party ultra-low latency live video and data streaming.

  • vSpatial is designed to be a virtual reality workspace that connects users to their computer applications and coworkers. It allows virtual office collaboration using a VR headset while providing access to popular productivity applications.

  • VR Vision is a XR (Extended Reality) company that provides immersive technology training platforms for use across multiple vertical markets, including healthcare therapy as well as hospice and retirement homes. The company counts Toyota, Siemens, Thales, the University of Toronto and Alchemy Systems amongst its customers.

  • Viewpointsystem, a Vienna-based company with two decades of experience in eye-tracking technology, has made eye-tracking the centerpiece of its latest product:.the new “VPS 19” smart glasses that consist of Eye Hyper-Tracking glasses, a separate Mixed Reality click-on (that includes a waveguide display and is placed in front of the lenses) and a pocket-sized intelligent hardware component called the Smart Unit.

  • MeetinVR, as the name suggests, is a company all about using VR to empower and enhance enterprise collaboration. The company's public roadmap for VR hardware support includes Vive, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, Oculus Go and Windows Mixed Reality.


— Geof Wheelwright, Co-Chair, VR/AR Enterprise Committee

Companies already included in the Report include:

  • Apprentice.io

  • Atheer

  • meetingRoom.io

  • Spiral Technology

  • EndeavorVR

  • 900lbs

  • Dimension10

  • Frozen Mountain

  • Tech Guilds

  • vSpatial

  • VR Vision

  • Viewpointsystem

  • MeetinVR

  • VRgineers, Inc.

  • NextReality

  • Plus, 100+ Companies are listed in our Directory)

Fill out this form if you are interested in being featured (VRARA and non-VRARA Members are welcomed if you are a B2B company with a VR/AR solutions or services) and email info@thevrara.com if you would like to Sponsor this report

The VR/AR Association publishes the AR Cloud White Paper

Members: download it from our Members GDrive or email info@thevrara.com

Introduction

The world is moving towards a fundamental shift where our physical reality will soon blend with a virtual one. This idea opens up an entirely new frontier in which our experiences and our realities will be extended in ways we could have never imagined. In this near future, the possibilities for AR are endless.

Brands can attract and engage customers with more immersive and interactive experiences not bounded by physical constraints. Employees can learn how to operate equipments more effectively in complex assembly lines, reducing cost and risks for businesses. Students can visualize complicated diagrams in 3D, improving academic performance. Consumer products, instruction manuals and textbooks are just a small fraction of static objects that can be brought to life.

For mass adoption of AR to occur, content must persist in the real world across space, time and devices. The 3D virtual art will “live” in that space as if it’s really there and will not disappear between different app sessions. Multi-user, occlusion are two additional functions that are key to augmented reality adoption. To enable these abilities and a streamlined experience, the “AR Cloud” is needed.

Authors:
Alex Chuang, Shape Immersive
Amy LaMeyer, EnteringVR
Colin Steinmann, Bent Image Lab / youAR
Gabriel Rene, VERSES
Mikko Karvonen, Immersal
Sam Beder, Ubiquity6
Steven Swanson, VERSES
Contributors:
Matt Miesnieks, 6d.ai
Kris Kolo, VRARA

Table of Contents
1.1 Definition(s) of AR Cloud
1.2 Tech Giants Are Investing in AR
1.3 Building the AR Cloud
2. Use Cases
2.1 Gaming: Niantic
2.2 Indoor Navigation: Immersal
2.3 Productivity: YOUAR
2.4 Social and Gameplay: Ubiquity6
2.5 Events: Geogram
2.6 Location and Tracking: Fantasmo
2.7 AR real estate: SuperWorld
3. Conclusion

Call for Presenters and Invitation to Participate in our Storytelling Committee Webinar

The VR/AR Association Storytelling Committee is inviting speakers for a Webinar we are planning for June. Please email info@thevrara.com if you’re interested to present! Let us know if you’re also interested in Sponsoring this webinar.

The mission of the Storytelling Committee is creating best practices, guidelines, and call to actions (e.g., recommendations for standards) for Experiences & Storytelling in VR and AR in order to grow the audience (user base) for VR/AR. 

In the past, our Committee has presented several webinars (see the recordings here), published a creating best practices, guidelines for VR. See here. We also put together a panel of panel Industry leaders in the storytelling community for the VRARA Global Summit in Vancouver in 2018 . 

Join our Committee and representatives from producers and content creators, and other industry leaders.

We also invite you to our next conf call:

Thursday, April 25th11:00 – 11:30am PST or 2pm EST

Join via Hangouts Meet meet.google.com/oua-aukn-aqo

or Join by phone‪: +1 573-343-8418‬ PIN: ‪745 622 962‬#

Regards,

Jeff Olm & Michael Owen

VRARA Co-Chairs


Virtual & Augmented Reality Through the Legal Lens

Notes from VR/AR Association Toronto Chapter meeting March 28, 2019 at Fasken, a top tier law firm with a division focused on the needs of startups and emerging technology companies. Here are some of the ideas that were discussed during this sold-out event.

Start-Up Legal Considerations:

Forming a Corporation — Separate legal entity that will protect you from liabilities to protect founders from loss.
Issuing Founder Shares — Hold shares and guard your equity carefully. What seems like nothing on paper at the beginning (when the company has no value), could end up being millions of dollars when you could have paid thousands to have your proof-of-concept (POC) made. Think about who is really a founder and who isn’t. Create a vesting schedule with well-defined milestones. Offer stock options that allow employees and partners to buy in at a discounted rate. Make sure you have a shareholders agreement (similar to a marriage contract)

People issues — If you have a company, you will have people issues so better to have a clear system for hiring, managing, compensating and removing employees. Work with legal and accounting to decipher whether to use an employee or independent contractor framework to minimize tax implications. Create an employee stock option plan that has a vesting schedule (they earn their shares through time or deliverables). Are the founders' considered independent contractors? Advisory board? Employees? Clearly define the relationships through documentation and ensure deliverables are clear.

Intellectual property (patents) — IP is a tricky thing to plan for as it can create value and protection from competitors, but you have to show your secrets to the world and if you don’t have the resources to protect and defend your IP, what is the point? Are you going to be able to fight Google or Apple if they violate your patent? Patents offer 20-year protection in most places. Inventions must be new and novel. Canada and the US have a ‘first to file’ system. Keeping a ‘trade-secret’ or investing in speed to market may be a better investment in some cases. Co-owners of a patent can sell their share of the patent without the approval of other co-patent holders

Trademark — With trademarks, the design has to be new. Registration of a new trademark is fairly simple and inexpensive and protects you for 10 years. In software, things like unique graphical user interfaces with unique visual properties are protectable (ie. Google’s search screen)

Copyright — Copyrights protect original expression, but have some interesting loopholes that can trip companies up. Who owns the copyright? By definition, the creator of the content owns the rights except in cases where an employee was hired to generate said content and a clearly written transfer of intellectual property and copyright exists.

Contracts (Employees & Contractors)— Contracts with employees and contractors must clearly state who owns the finished products. By default, all IP is owned by contractors who make the product unless stated otherwise. You need a contract with your contractors that they waive all rights to sale.

Contracts (Customers) — Terms of service and End-user License Agreements (EULA) must be clearly written and even though most people won’t read them and they are hard to enforce, you can leverage these in times where liability is opened up (ie. a customer sues you over loss of service, etc.). You need to consider what happens if something goes wrong with your experience. If you have an AR app that takes someone into traffic, they get hit by a car and sue you, does your EULA protect you? Something to consider; you cannot enforce contracts on a minor, but you can put a caveat that they have to state they are over 18. An easier way to manage this is to use a credit card payment thus assuming parental consent.

Product liability — Have you considered the reasonable uses and the effects on the user? Is there a potential risk to the product and how can you mitigate this risk? How can you manage risk in terms of design, terms of use, disclaimer and waivers to cover the relationship.

Insurance — you should have adequate insurance to cover liability for users, directors and officers with proper indemnities to protect the company from attack.

Privacy Policy — The basic idea of privacy is to get consent from users to store, use and share their personal information. The privacy policy should clearly indicate what personal information you are collecting, how you are using it and who you are sharing it with and how. Public perception must by clear and direct privacy terms when commercializing.

Financing — As a startup, you will need to raise capital through any number of ways; Equity (the most expensive), Sales (least expensive), Simple Agreement for Future Equity (SAFE), Convertible Debt (loan). Choosing the right investment vehicle is something for the founders, legal, accounting and strategy teams to decide together.

Virtual, Augmented & Mixed Reality (XR) Industry Specific Questions

Burger King Augmented Reality “Burn That Ad” app Brazil — What are the legal ramifications of defacing a copyright product (poster, billboard, brand)? Who owns the digital space? If ads are in a public space, how can advertisers prevent ad-blockers and other apps that fundamentally change the messaging using AR? How are images used? Depreciating the goodwill of the trademark and infringing on moral rights?

Selling 3D Models of Branded Products — What are the rules/law around 3D models (ie. who owns the rights to a Rolex or Ferrari) that was made from scratch by a 3D artist and sold on sites like www.TurboSquid.com or www.CGTrader.com ?

Who owns Virtual Spaces? — When doing AR activations, what are the ramifications of driving people to public spaces to look at digital content? What about private property? Is the end user responsible for chasing Pokemon in your office building? Do you need permits for public gatherings if done digitally? Is it better to build and execute first and then ask permission later?

How do you apply laws in VR world — Who owns IP in virtual worlds? If I create a virtual world and someone defaces it, what are my legal recourses? Can I kick people out of my virtual space? Is this covered by my terms of service?

How much weight does an NDA hold? — An NDA is only valuable if you have the means to enforce it. If you have an NDA with Google, do you have the means to sue them should they violate it?

Using Law in the courtroom — How can Virtual Reality be used by police and the legal system to provide judges and juries with more immersive looks at crime scenes using laser scanning for accuracy and Matterport or photogrammetry to capture exact scenes for people to look at in VR later.

As you can see if you made it this far, that there are way more questions than answers at this point, which is why it is always important to review with your lawyers and get prudent legal advice before moving forward.

RSVP for our Webinar Expert Panel: Retail Brands using AR/VR technology to help deliver ROI

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Creating ROI in the future of AR/VR in Retail: How Retailers are using VR/AR to achieve growth, profitability, and customer experience goals. Hear directly from retailers and the tech companies they’re working with to uncover best practices, new technology and new ideas that are shaping the future of how we buy. 

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Call for Presenters and Invitation to Participate in our 5G Committee

Our 5G Committee is inviting speakers for a Webinar we are planning for May. Please email info@thevrara.com if you’re interested to present! And or let us know if you’re interested in Sponsoring this webinar.

The goal of the VRARA 5G Industry Committee is to pursue VR/AR focused use cases and requirements for 5G networks so as to ensure that the resulting specifications address the needs of this key industry sector.

VR and AR technology holds the promise to fundamentally transform how people interact with and experience the physical world, how they are entertained, and how services are delivered to them. We are at the cusp of this transformation, and, yet, it cannot happen unless the networks that will have to support these applications can deliver the required performance, e.g. latency on the order of several milliseconds. Edge computing is necessary to deliver such performance; while mobile networks, which today already provide pervasive global connectivity, are likely to continue occupying this central role

Join our Committee and representatives from carriers, network providers, and other industry leaders.  More info here


Regards,

Alex Reznik, HP Enterprise & ETSI MEC Chairman

Jonathan Moss, Sprint

VRARA Co-Chairs

VRARA Healthcare Committee Mission Statement

The VRARA Healthcare Committee will set industry standards for the meaningful use of immersive technologies.

We are committed to creating and sustaining the conditions that enable all healthcare practitioners to facilitate the transformative power of VR/AR to improve patient care worldwide. 

We do this through our commitment to educate and unite healthcare providers around the globe on a single mission to disrupt current standards of care.

The VRARA Healthcare Committee is striving to become the number one network providing invaluable in- depth information for anyone looking to engage VR/AR technology for social impact within the realm of healthcare.

We invite you to participate in our Healthcare Committee! More info here

Regards,

Tim Moyer is the Lead of the XR Lab at Jefferson’s DICE Group.  More info here

VRARA Co-Chair

Call for Sponsors: AR Cloud

If you’re interested in sponsoring this publication, email info@thevrara.com

The VR/AR Association AR Cloud Committee has produced this white paper and we are seeking a sponsor to help with the Editing and Production costs. If you’re interested in sponsoring this publication, email info@thevrara.com

Intro

The world is moving towards a fundamental shift where our physical reality will soon blend with a virtual one. This idea opens up an entirely new frontier in which our experiences and our realities will be extended in ways we could have never imagined.

In this near future, the possibilities for AR are endless. Brands can attract and engage customers with more immersive and interactive experiences not bounded by physical constraints. Employees can learn how to operate equipments more effectively in complex assembly lines, reducing cost and risks for businesses. Students can visualize complicated diagrams in 3D, improving academic performance. Consumer products, instruction manuals and textbooks are just a small fraction of static objects that can be brought to life.

Up until now, AR experiences have been rudimentary and siloed primarily because they were hard to develop, hard to distribute and had no real demand. Most so-called AR experiences have been merely a simple 2D digital overlay on the real world with no real connection between the virtual content and our physical world. For example, in the original Pokémon Go, the AR characters do not understand the spatial context of the surrounding area.

In order to consume context-aware AR content in the physical world, it is necessary to understand the precise location and orientation of the viewer’s device. For mass adoption of AR to occur, content must persist in the real world across space, time and devices.

Table of Contents:

Introduction to the AR Cloud

Definition(s) of AR Cloud

Tech Giants Are Investing in AR

Building the AR Cloud

Use Cases

Indoor Navigation: Immersal

Productivity:  YOUAR

Social and Gameplay: Ubiquity6

Events: Geogram

Conclusion

Authors:

Alex Chuang, Shape Immersive

Sam Beder, Ubiquity6

Mikko Karvonen, Immersal

Amy LaMeyer, WXR Fund  

Gabriel Rene, VERSES

Colin Steinmann, Bent Image Lab / youAR

Steven Swanson, VERSES

Contributors:

Matt Miesnieks, 6d.ai   

Kris Kolo, VRARA

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If you’re interested in sponsoring this publication, email info@thevrara.com

 

The VR/AR Association publishes the Training Industry Sector Report including over 100 companies specializing in Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality

You can also come see some of these companies at our VRARA Enterprise Summit at LiveWorx in Boston on June 10th. More info and tickets here

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Thanks to the folks at the VR/AR Association for moving the industry needle and serving as the connecting file for companies across the ecosystem.
— JAY FRASER, HP

There is a head scratching data point that I have been referencing lately: corporations collectively spend $350 billion on training each year. To put that in perspective, corporations spend more annually on training than the Gross Domestic Product of 83% of the countries in the world. And what are the results? Before we get there, think about the last time you experienced company training. Was it effective? Were you engaged? Did you remember anything? Answers are probably overwhelmingly no. And you aren’t alone. Most executives think that their company learning and development is ineffective and many employees do not think they are effectively trained to do their job and/or find their training useless. Read the full Foreword by Jay Fraser, Global Head of VR for Training at HP here.

The report features over 35 companies, for example:

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In addition to featuring over 35 companies in detail, the report lists over 100+ companies who registered with our Directory. The infographic below is a sample of all the companies: