304 Overcoming Barriers in Augmented Reality

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


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.

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 a senior manager of programming for The eLearning Guild. With degrees in both art education and education media design and technology, she focuses on creating practical learning experiences that take advantage of the clarity and immersiveness that technology and good design can offer. Bianca has years of experience in education, including designing in-class courses, eBooks, eLearning, videos, and other media for BMO Financial Group; creating interprofessional collaboration content for Training Pirates; and working as a classroom teacher.

Myra Roldan

Instructional Designer/Program Manager


Myra Roldan is an instructional designer and program manager for Amazon 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 holds a BS in computer science, an MSEd, and an MBA.

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

Augmented Reality Developer


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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