“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.
Just like every other aspect of the world is becoming more and more interconnected, so is the workplace setting. Thanks to immersive technologies, like augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), both of which are becoming more readily available and affordable, the number of organizations that will be able to make use of the vast benefits that they provide will start to increase. This is definitely good news, especially considering the fact that today’s workforce is begging for more advanced training and skills development. In fact, employees are literally walking off jobs with companies that aren’t meeting these needs.
Companies have taken notice of the needs of their workers and the ways in which immersive technology – specifically AR and VR – can meet their needs and improve their overall success. To highlight how much corporations are paying attention to these benefits, recent estimates predict that roughly $20.4 billion will be spent on virtual reality and augmented reality by the end of 2019. That’s an increase of nearly 70% in spending in just one year!
If you’re one of the companies that are considering adopting this type of technology into your workplace as a way to teach vital skills, you’re probably wondering how you can get the most value from the technology. You’re also likely wondering how you can make the most of this, both from a cost standpoint and for the overall benefit of your employees and your company as a whole.
More Cost-Effective than Ever Before
Augmented reality, virtual reality, and other types of technologies that offer 360-degree imagery and videos are becoming increasingly more affordable; however, it wasn’t always. In fact, in the not-too-distant past, in order to use these tools, extensive infrastructure, keen insight, and dedicated support personnel that were highly astute in the ways of using these technologies were necessary. As a result, to say that the cost of using AR, VR, and other similar tools was exorbitant is an understatement.
Due to the advances in technology, augmented and virtual reality has become a lot more attainable from a cost perspective. It’s become much more affordable to produce, purchase, publish, and use in today’s highly interconnected society.
Production is More Affordable
Not only has technology become more monetarily affordable; it’s also become a lot more affordable in regard to the time that it takes to develop and use AR and VR.
A highly skilled designer, coupled with an extremely knowledgeable expert in the material that is being developed, can design this type of immersive technology in as little as a day! That time period comprises capturing the subject matter with an advanced camera, the price of which has also become more affordable.
Consumption is Cost-Effective, Too
The eyewear that’s used to view augmented and virtual reality, as well as 360-degree videos, is quite inexpensive to produce. In fact, it only costs about $10 to develop the specialized goggles that users can then connect to their smart devices. At that price, the cost of consuming the content presented by this type of immersive technology is quite affordable. Plus, it’s a great way to get employees excited about learning new skills, and really engages them in the learning process.
Publishing is Also Affordable
The tools that are used to publish virtual reality and augmented reality are more affordable than ever before, too. These tools make it possible to export the content that has been produced to virtually any type of learning management platform. As such, virtual reality and augmented reality activities have the ability to be tracked and managed with other online tools that are used for teaching employees new skills.
A partnership between AR/VR and xAPI
It’s certainly exciting that augmented reality and virtual reality learning is being used in a multitude of industries. Hospitals, technology companies, government entities, public sectors, and private corporations, such as restaurants, are using this type of technology. However, it’s exciting to think that there are even more innovative tools to come in the future as virtual reality, augmented reality, and xAPI work together.
Experience API often referred to simply as “xAPI” is a learning standard that’s designed to record, expand, and eventually replace older standards. xAPI makes it possible to track the detail of AR and VR technologies from a learning standpoint.
Additionally, it’s easy for developers to utilize virtual reality and augmented reality and incorporate it into their content. With the collaboration of xAPI, the ability to track the content, as well as assessments and other types of data.
How to Make the Most of Immersive Technology for Skills Training
Now that you know how cost-effective augmented and virtual reality are, you’re probably wondering how to go about making the most of these technologies for skills training. While you can certainly simply present the technology to your workforce, if you want to see the best results possible and ensure that they are truly engaged, you’re going to want to make efforts to make the most of it.
How can you do that? Here are some tips to keep in mind:
AR and VR offer tremendous opportunities for learning in the workplace. By making the most of this technology, you can really garner impressive results.