602 Overcoming Barriers in Virtual Reality

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Thursday, July 27

Valley

Moving your organization forward with new approaches to learning and development can be challenging—especially when the new approaches involve nontraditional ideas or technologies. Our Overcoming Barriers sessions bring together people who have already walked this path to share what they have learned. Join our panel of experts as they discuss how you can overcome the most common barriers to incorporating virtual reality into your training and development programs.

Audience:
Novice to advanced designers, developers, managers, and executives.

Technology discussed in this session:
Virtual reality platforms, including multiple types of hardware and software.

Mark Britz (Host)

Director of Event Programming

The Learning Guild

Mark Britz is the director of event programming at The Learning Guild. Previously he worked for more than 15 years designing and managing learning solutions with organizations such as Smartforce, Pearson Digital Learning, the SUNY Research Foundation, Aspen Dental Management, and Systems Made Simple. Mark is also an organizational social designer, helping businesses achieve the benefits of becoming more connected and collaborative to improve learning and engagement. Mark is the author of Social By Design: How to create and scale a collaborative company, and regularly presents and writes about the use of social media for learning, collaborative networks, and organizational design.

Wendy Farrell

Manager, Content Solutions

Lionbridge

Wendy Farrell is a manager of content solutions at Lionbridge, where she helps define client learning programs and prepare teams to implement content projects. Wendy is a leader in corporate global training, documentation, support, and media solutions. She has presented at numerous conferences, and her award-winning work includes two Brandon Hall gold medals. Most recently, Wendy has focused on the use of 3-D, AR, and VR for customer support and training; this work, in conjunction with HP, won a Brandon Hall gold medal. Wendy has a master’s in instructional design and educational technology and over 25 years of industry experience.

Ann Rollins

VP, Custom Solutions and Chief Solutions Architect

The Ken Blanchard Companies

Ann Rollins is a modern learning champion with nearly 30 years of industry experience helping form and execute learning and leadership development strategy for Fortune and Global 500 companies. Unintimidated by global scale, she always has her eyes on the technology horizon and helps clients consider how the technology in our hands outside of work today may have a place inside the learning ecosystem tomorrow. She takes a practical, design thinking approach to support clients as they transform what leadership development (and learning in general) happens in their organizations, and help drive plans to innovate to prepare for what's next.

Destery Hildenbrand

XR Solution Architect

Intellezy

Destery Hildenbrand is an XR solution architect with Intellezy. Destery has over 17 years of experience in training and development and seven years focusing on immersive technologies. Destery has spent time in corporate environments and higher education, working on how to integrate augmented and virtual reality for everyday use. Destery's primary focus is helping organizations plan, design, and develop engaging learning experiences through Immersive technology.

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