“Our mission is not to simply make world class experiential solutions easy & accessible but to prepare organizations for the future. The path to digital innovation is ever evolving. This is why we place a focus on the journey before the destination.”-Roni Cerga
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 (VR) seems like a futuristic idea, but the technology is finally coming into its own as we get into the 2020s. Limited uses of VR for flight training simulations have been around for many years. Today, that same technology is training drivers, package handlers, engineers, surgeons, and more.
Although VR has been around since 1968, its development has been on a slow-moving path for the last fifty years. Meanwhile, the landscape of technology, like computers and mobile phones, has been rapidly changing, reaching a point where both are commonplace in our professional and personal lives. We have arrived at a convergence point between the two, where the next logical step is blending virtual reality with our existing technology infrastructure.
Widespread use of virtual reality opens the door to many possibilities for safer, more effective training scenarios.
Corporate training has been plagued with a struggle to improve learner retention and translate training into performance. Even well-designed corporate training programs have a bleak return on investment because employers’ most useful skills are often abstract and difficult to teach.
Virtual reality offers an opportunity to remove many of the barriers to learning. The most obvious benefit is that virtual learning can occur anywhere and anytime, so there is no need to pay for expensive travel and block time off to send employees to training retreats. Virtual reality can make high-end training programs more accessible to companies of all sizes and budgets.
Virtual reality also inherently encourages more engagement than traditional teaching methods. If the idea of attending a training event evokes negative feelings of boredom, confusion, or even fear, then the likelihood of an engaging, productive learning experience is very small. Virtual reality is new, interesting, and immersive. While bad graphics and computer glitches can derail your VR efforts, the platform offers the opportunity to bolster learner engagement.
Virtual or augmented reality also offers a safer environment to practice skills. If you consider high-risk jobs like surgeons or pilots, simulations are the safest learning tool available. That same technology is now making it possible to simulate public speaking engagements, negotiation skills, and sales pitches.
One of the biggest barriers to learning new job skills is the psychological fear of failure. Virtual reality provides a unique safe space to practice new skills with the look and feel of being on the job. Removing the psychological barrier to learning leads to faster learning, better retention, and a bigger return on investment.
Virtual reality may have fallen short of expectations in the video gaming industry. Still, it is making big waves in corporate training by delivering highly engaging, measurable, and effective training solutions for hard-to-teach job skills.
Modern and practical virtual reality applications are still relatively new in the corporate training space. Some big-name companies like Ford Motors and FedEx have taken the leap and invested in these platforms. At FedEx, the company uses virtual reality to train package handlers in a safe and controlled environment. Any high-turnover job can benefit from virtual reality training because it allows new hires to learn from experience in a completely safe environment.
Virtual reality for corporate training can take traditional role-play scenarios to the next level. Some companies have already embraced the technology to teach soft skills to managerial candidates or train their Human Resource staff to better assess job candidates.
UPS has revolutionized driver training using virtual reality to replace a less safe method that involved driving a real truck on the road with a touch screen tablet in hand. Now drivers can learn safe driving practices and spot potential hazards in a virtual space, blending on-the-job training with the classroom to accelerate learning and make sure what is learned in the classroom transfers to job skills.
While Fortune 500 companies lead the way towards widespread use of virtual reality for corporate training, some roadblocks make it difficult or not as practical for smaller companies. The most obvious barrier is the cost of investing in a virtual reality platform. The technology is still in its infancy, and quality headsets are pricey. Plus, the lack of cookie-cutter options means you will have to invest in designers and developers to build a custom solution from scratch.
VR for corporate training also comes with limitations like a lack of flexibility, increased security concerns, and an element of artificiality. With instructor-led training, the material is adjustable on the fly based on the audience’s needs and questions. In virtual environments, learners will have to complete all of the steps in sequence. While this will make sure that nothing is missed, it lacks the real-time feedback of teacher-led learning.
Virtual reality also presents some health concerns that may not be compatible with all users. While many developers are currently working to address this, as many as 40% of users currently experience motion sickness in virtual and augmented reality environments. Plus, excessive screen time encourages a sedentary lifestyle, increases anxiety and stress. Depending on the setup, there is even a potential for physical injury while wearing a VR headset.
There are dozens of examples of companies experiencing significant success in implementing virtual reality in their training programs. Metrics like learner engagement and retention outperform traditional virtual learning methods and easily go head-to-head with instructor-led training.
Our lives revolve around technology. Online-based informational resources and mobile phone apps are well-integrated into daily lives for most people. Allowing the same level of integration to help your employees do their jobs well only seems like the natural evolution of technology.
In enterprise learning and development, VR provides an easy transition to bridge classroom learning with on-the-job experience. Not only is VR the future of corporate training, but it seems like it is inevitable for all kinds of different types of job training. Soft skills, safety compliance, and driver training are a few ways VR is already changing the learning landscape in the corporate world.
If you are looking for more information about how your organization can adopt VR technology for skills training feel free to get in touch with us today!