202 Virtual Reality for Learning: A Real-World Hilton/SweetRush Case Study

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Tuesday, June 26


You’ve heard the buzz: Virtual reality for learning and development is coming! Are you intrigued? Do you really want to hear about a successful VR learning program and how it was developed, start to finish? Join this informative session with a case study to help you make the leap from theory to practice.

In this session, you’ll learn about the journey to create Hilton’s business simulation and, through this, what types of business and learning challenges are a good fit for VR; how to be a pioneer and get buy-in from senior leaders; and lessons learned related to technology, process, and resources. Through this case study session, you’ll learn best practices to help you bring your content to life with VR.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How an effective VR learning solution was developed to meet a critical business need
  • What types of business and learning challenges may be solved by VR solutions
  • How to get buy-in from senior leaders for a VR solution
  • Best practices that will help you launch VR in your organization


Managers and senior leaders (directors, VP, CLO, executive, etc.).

Technology discussed in this session:

360 immersive experiences and 3-D immersive environments for Oculus.

John-Carlos Lozano

Chief Creative Officer


John-Carlos Lozano is the chief creative officer at SweetRush. He is the driving force in developing branding, higher levels of interactivity, and learning games for SweetRush clients. John-Carlos is an accomplished artist and a passionate learner, leader, and teacher who constantly pushes his talented team to reach higher. He believes that training for employees should be just as interactive and engaging as advertising and marketing targeted to customers. John-Carlos holds a BA in design and a BFA in illustration/animation from San Jose State University.

Blaire Bhojwani

Sr. Director Learning Innovation


Blaire Bhojwani is the senior director of learning innovation at Hilton. She’s a Hilton veteran of 26 years, with experience spanning across hotel operations, brand management, HR, and learning. In her current role, Blaire has oversight for all learning program management, which includes sourcing and implementing innovative learning solutions targeted to both hotel and corporate team members worldwide. Blaire holds a BS in hospitality management from Florida International University.

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