905 Cancelled: A Strategic Approach to VR: How to Get It Right the First Time

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Friday, July 28


Virtual reality has great potential for learning and development. Like any new technology, VR also comes with risks, such as investments of time, money, and other resources. To minimize these risks, it’s important to do everything you can to get things right the first time.

In this session, you will explore case studies of global organizations that have embarked on their first VR training programs. You will examine specific briefs, proposals, and results from real clients that have already walked this path. If you are considering implementing VR training in your organization, you won’t want to miss this session.

In this session you will learn:

  • About the criteria for technology and methodology to evaluate your training approach and where VR fits in
  • Questions to ask yourself about VR
  • How to vet a technology partner
  • How to get executive buy-in and secure funding

Novice to advanced project managers, managers, and directors.

Technology discussed in this session:
Virtual reality.

Brian Whitaker

Director of Immersive Learning

Mutual Mobile

Brian Whitaker, a director of immersive learning for Mutual Mobile, has extensive experience designing and delivering large-scale learning and performance solutions for Fortune 500 companies across the transportation, oil and gas, and healthcare industries. Prior to leading the award-winning instructional design team at Mutual Mobile, his academic career included teaching graduate coursework in employee development, staffing, performance management, and leadership. Brian holds a PhD in industrial-organizational psychology from the University of Akron, is a frequent speaker at international conferences, and has published in numerous top-tier, peer-reviewed outlets including Journal of Management, Human Performance, and Journal of Safety Research.

Shane Stearns

Director of Innovation

Mutual Mobile

Shane Stearns is a director of innovation at Mutual Mobile and group director of the company’s VR team. An accomplished strategist and consultant with more than a decade of experience, he has led global clients in the creation of industry-defining experiences with emerging technology. Shane has aided in the technological advancement of many Fortune 500 companies, including Walmart, Nestlé, Salesforce, and Lego, across mobile, IoT, wearables, VR, and AR.

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