710 Why Companies Are Turning to VR to Improve L&D
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Friday, October 26
AR & VR
Many reports and studies claim there is dissatisfaction with the learning function inside organizations everywhere. And as the workplace and workforce continue to rapidly change, the need to upskill and develop employees has never been greater. Enter VR, which has become the solution to corporate learning’s problems. In its infancy as a new technology, VR has drastically improved the way individuals learn information—and corporate learning has taken notice.
In this session, you will learn how employee training can be accelerated and improved upon using VR technology. You’ll learn why some of the world’s biggest companies are turning to VR to train and develop their workforce and how they’re having success. This session will cover the science behind VR and why it’s such a great fit for learning, as well as the data that proves VR to be a highly effective learning tool. A few case studies will offer real-life examples of how companies created, implemented, and measured VR training programs.
In this session, you will learn:
- Why companies are turning to VR as a solution, and what business challenges VR is solving
- The science of VR and why it’s disrupting traditional learning methods
- From real-life examples of VR implementations at large corporations
- How companies are measuring success of VR implementations better than other learning programs
- How to get started with VR (hint: It’s not as hard as you think)
Designers, developers, managers, and senior leaders (directors, VP, CLO, executive, etc.).
Technology discussed in this session:
Oculus Rift HMD, HTC Vive, Google Daydream, and Samsung Gear VR.
Derek Belch is the CEO of STRIVR, which he developed while he was a graduate assistant coach with the Stanford football team. He attended Stanford as an undergraduate, then business school at USC, and returned to Stanford to coach and get his master’s degree in virtual reality. This unique background gives Derek tremendous credibility across both the sports and VR worlds, which has allowed STRIVR to quickly grow into a VR business with real-world applicability.
Manager, College of Technical Operations
Andy Kozak is the manager of the College of Technical Operations at JetBlue University in Orlando, Florida and New York. The JetBlue University College of Technical Operations provides all maintenance training across the JetBlue system. Projects Andy has worked on in this role include the creation and oversite of the gateway apprentice technician program, developed to support the hiring of qualified technicians and provide a pathway for people in and outside the company who want to be a part of JetBlue in the technical operations department. Andy received his A&P certificate from Spartan School of Aeronautics in 1981, and over the past 36 years he has worked at Pan Am Express, US Airways, and JetBlue Airways.