105 Social VR for Enterprise

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Wednesday, July 26


The world of work is shifting. As globalization and the gig economy continue to grow, there will be an increased need to improve the way people learn, collaborate, and innovate together while they are geographically apart. Virtual reality has great potential to address this growing need.

This session will focus on the potential of social VR for enterprise. It will touch on the future of work in a broad context, offer insights into the benefits social VR will provide for enterprise, and provide case study examples of how companies are already using social VR. During this interactive session, you will participate in discussions and have the opportunity to add your opinions on the role of social VR for enterprise.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How the world of work is shifting
  • About the potential benefits social VR can provide to enterprise
  • From specific examples of how companies are leveraging social VR
  • From existing social VR platforms and their respective pros and cons for enterprise

Novice to advanced designers, developers, project managers, managers, and directors.

Technology discussed in this session:
Several social VR platforms, including VirBELA.

Alex Howland

Co-Founder & CEO


Alex Howland, co-founder and CEO of VirBELA, is an entrepreneur and organizational psychologist. He leads a cross-disciplinary team to create a social virtual reality platform to improve the way people learn, collaborate, and innovate. To date, the VirBELA technology is used for distance education by universities, to help Navy SEALs transition from military to civilian careers, to replace brick-and-mortar offices, and in healthcare applications. Alex holds a PhD, and his research and innovations have received financial support from the Graduate Management Admissions Council, the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Health, the Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen Foundation, and the American Psychological Association.

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