304 Overcoming Barriers in Augmented Reality

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Wednesday, July 26

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 augmented reality into your training and development programs.

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

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

Bianca Woods (Host)

Sr. Manager of Programming

The eLearning Guild

Bianca Woods is senior manager of programming for The eLearning Guild and the founder of Clever Raptor, an L&D design studio. With degrees in both art education and education media design & technology, she's passionate about demystifying design and technology for others. She loves designing course content and media, test driving new learning technology, and taking photos of bizarre warning signs. When she's not crafting learning projects, she can often be found obsessing about new tech, live tweeting industry events, and searching for the perfect cupcake.

Myra Roldan

Technical Curriculum Developer, Program Manager

Amazon

Myra Roldan is a program manager and learning professional with over 20 years of industry experience. She works with her clients to help them change the way they think about learning, to create and deliver learning solutions that drive performance change to prepare the organization for the next generation of learners. She advocates for the creation of learner-centric learning ecosystems that integrate new and emerging technologies along with a blend of learning methodologies. Myra has earned a BS in computer science, an MSEd, and an MBA, works for Amazon, and is a digital nomad.

Neal Rowland

Curriculum Manager

Plex Systems

Neal Rowland is a curriculum manager in the education services division at Plex Systems. Beyond leading the changes and pushing the envelope of educational delivery, he is a certified project management professional (PMP), agile project manager (PMI-ACP), and IT service manager (ITIL Expert). Neal has authored books, courses, and web videos on those certification topics, as well as delivery training worldwide.

Steve Richey

AR and Mobile Developer

Float

Steve Richey is a software developer at Float focusing on mobile, augmented reality, and machine learning. He was the lead developer on Cydalion, an application that uses the Tango sensors on select Android devices to provide navigational assistance to people who are blind or visually impaired. Steve has also done AR research for the US Department of Defense, crafting a holistic solution for challenges faced by users in operational environments for the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO). Before joining Float, Steve was a nuclear electrician in the US Navy and earned his MBA at Illinois State University.

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