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A passionate business leader and innovator. His vision has helped shape world class offerings by utilizing cutting edge cross functional growth strategies. He maintains strong fundamentals by investing in a diverse organizational culture & people, streamlined process and the very best in product quality. He is a strong believer that the foundation to sustaining exponential growth is the result of empowering & offering a sense of ownership to everyone in the organization and beyond to our clients.
“As we continue to capitalize on the tremendous technological opportunities ahead we must always respect the competitive advantages that form the cornerstone of our brand – our people and our culture.”
Lorne Fade oversees all aspects of VR Vision’s application development, event activations, hardware deployment and 360 videography. He is responsible for guiding the company’s overall direction and strategic priorities by utilizing his digital marketing background to drive business development forward as well as driving sales for VR Vision through creative marketing campaigns and targeted advertising methods.
An experienced Creative Director and Developer, David specializes in creating immersive digital virtual experiences and interactive entertainment on both small and large scale. He has worked on over 20 successful projects with over 15 million users worldwide for both the mobile and enterprise training platforms.
At VR Vision, David oversees all productions from concept to completion to ensure all application development meets a gold standard of being completely turn-key and high quality. He has led successful projects for VR Vision with enterprise clients like Toyota, Tennis Canada, University of Toronto & Alchemy Systems.
Alex has a passion for creating digital content and using multimedia to help businesses achieve their goals. The new wave of virtual reality and 360° content brings endless possibilities for business solutions and marketing material and Alex is dedicated to being at the forefront of this innovation.
He manages the 360° department of VR Vision, directing a variety of 360° content, such as 360° video and virtual tours. Alex has a keen eye to use these mediums as practical business applications to help businesses excel in the age of technology.
Dedicated Nurse and technology expert with over 10 years providing client care and technology consulting in Canada and internationally. Joannah is driven to transform the way we view & approach client care. As an expert in both VR and Nursing Joannah’s goal is to greatly improve the quality of life for all.
Responsible for overseeing the development, testing, monitoring and implementation of Virtual Reality technologies. Joannah flawlessly combines science, business, and technology to make possible for life changing deployments.
She is also the CEO, Founder of Reality Well (A VR Vision Group Company). Reality Well is a Virtual Reality Platform for Senior Living. [www.realitywell.com]
With an appetite for learning and advancing in new technologies Liz has what it takes to anticipate trends and collaborate with her peers. An experienced National Accounts Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industries for well over decade. Skilled in Contact Centers, Management, Customer Service, Account Management, and Sales. Extensive experience working with high tech executives and CEO’s producing high volume sales results advancing new business development.
An experienced and accomplished business development and management executive committed to driving exceptional sales results for organizations, while exceeding all expectations for customers. Possesses a keen ability to motivate and inspire staff and colleagues to achieve success, both personally and professionally. Experienced in transforming laggard sales teams into highly focused and disciplined peak performers.
Specialties: Sales Strategy, Corporate & Business Development, Sales Management, Leadership, Coaching and Motivation, Market Planning, Energy, Legal and Tech industry.
Karan Sharma is a 3D Artist with a passion for creating 3D assets and Environments for game development. He has an understanding of 3D Modeling, Texturing and Digital Sculpting and passion for Game Art along with constantly learning and advancing techniques while staying updated with industry standards.
He also has a solid understanding of composition, lighting, colour, form and structure and the ability to apply this knowledge in a 3D interactive world. Karan also has a hobby for photography and travelling.
Wei is a young and talented Unity developer, with passion for anything involving creative design. But what good is something if it doesn’t do anything? With that in mind, Wei is highly interested in creating function as well, he loves to architect large yet pristine systems of code. With experience working as an Asset Developer, Wei’s game assets are downloaded by thousands of other Unity developers.
As a generalist developer, he is competent in both art and programming fields, and highly involved in the entire development cycle. Quickly building applications and making improvements where possible, Wei pushes the envelope of what VR can achieve.
I am a game developer who is passionate about exploring the new upcoming and emerging technologies and developing software for them. Aside from programming, I have a variety of different skills like 3D modelling, 3D animation, 2D animation and Video/Audio editing.
Virtual Reality has recently become popular across many industries. While most people think about VR and the video game industry, the truth is, Virtual Reality can be used across many other areas. One such area that has seen an increase in use of this technology is the architectural industry. Virtual Reality will soon become an integral part of designing projects as well as presenting them.
When it comes to design type industries, one of the most difficult challenges is often trying to convince a client that the finished product is going to look like the 2D or 3D representation that is presented. No matter how talented a designer is, it often takes a vivid imagination combined with a leap of faith from a client to get them excited about a design idea. This is how virtual reality for design and architecture can help to transform the entire industry.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the possible benefits for both the client and the designer for creating in a virtual world as well as how the industry can evolve and grow as VR is more readily implemented and accepted.
There is a ton of potential for designers and architects when it comes to VR technology. From the initial mock-up of a design, to project collaborations, to the finishing touches that can make a building design go from okay to great. Virtual reality offers the ability to sell an idea better than any other type of medium.
As mentioned previously, one of the challenges that many architects face is working to convince a client that a design will work before receiving workable feedback that could be integrated into the finished design.
The larger that a project is, the more stakeholders will be involved. It is unlikely that there is a single decision-maker, but rather many people who will be asked for their input on different aspects of the design of the building. Getting everyone into a single location in order to discuss the design decisions can be difficult as well as inefficient and time-consuming.
3D renderings, floor plans, and models are typically used to portray an idea for a space within a design. However, these approaches can fail to communicate the idea to the client. This is where virtual reality can really shine. VR can transport the users into an interactive environment, which allows them to fully explore the representation of each room, floor, or the design of the building as a whole.
There are several benefits of moving architectural practices into a VR environment. Here are some of the main benefits.
The start up cost for introducing VR technology into an architectural practice is very low. For walkthroughs and internal presentations, hardware is beneficial. Headsets range in price from about $600 to $800 for each unit. Additional hardware for the computer will be necessary as well. The cost for an entire VR setup can be completed for under $8000. Winning one client from this set up makes it well worth the cost.
A VR setup provides a great competitive edge when it comes to pitching to potential clients. Just think about how much more impressive a VR tour of your design idea is going to be when compared to a simple model or 3D rendering. Essentially, clients can be won or lost simply by the presentation and when you are presenting in VR you are going to appear that much more impressive to each client.
Providing a client with a detailed virtual representation of your building design will make the feedback process more straightforward. The client will be able to easily see what they like and do not like about the design, which makes it easier to fix. This will mean less time spent revising designs and awaiting more feedback. Virtual Reality makes it possible to make changes in real time, which allows a client to get a sense for aesthetic features including lighting, furniture, and wall colors.
When considering architectural design it is important to understand how an individual will navigate their way around the building. VR allows people to test different routes throughout the building. Using this technology will allow the architect to see how safe their design is as well as how practical it is in the real world.
It is becoming easier to implement VR technology into architectural companies. While it is a good idea for architectural companies to invest in different hardware to use such as the aforementioned VR headsets and computer programs, in addition, there are applications that are being created that can be easily installed on a client’s smartphone. This means that it will be easy to supply a cheap VR headset to the client along with the diagrams and floor plans.
The latest smartphones are powerful enough to support virtual reality graphics. The accelerometers that are built into these devices will help detect movement as the client navigates their way through the VR world.
Overall, when it comes to Virtual Reality it truly is the future. While it is currently being used in the gaming world, it is also being implemented into many other businesses as well. Design and architecture are just two of the many areas where VR can be extremely beneficial. If your company is currently using 3D models and other methods to present your projects to clients, it is time to jump on the VR bandwagon.
Expect the next few years to be banner years for virtual reality technology. More and more apps are becoming available to allow designers and architects the ability to show their work in an augmented reality that allows clients to truly see the ideas first hand. Using this technology is becoming more and more popular and if you are in this business it is best to be at the cutting edge so that you do not get left behind.