1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Kristi Conlon Jeremy Kenisky Steve Patti Melody Shulse
  • How to gain cross-functional use case support and funding 
  • Integrating VR into your learning strategy and measurement to prove efficacy 
  • Content development strategy: in-housing vs. outsourcing 
  • Energy industry real-world example 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Daniel Sisson

ENTERPRISE ROADMAP TO XR ADOPTION & THE METAVERSE seminar will help business leaders understand terminology related to XR and the Metaverse, get a comprehensive look at both software and hardware platforms, observe the impact of XR on various industries, and comprehend value today versus the future for sales and marketing, product development, support and other lines of business.
This two hour seminar is designed for non-technical executives and leadership who want to help take their organizations to the next level by understanding how XR and the Metaverse are affecting the industry they work in and how they can be a leader in the age of digital transformation.
Enterprise Roadmap to XR & Metaverse Outline:
The course will cover all aspects of XR and the Metaverse, including hands-on knowledge of software platforms, hardware devices, and understanding how various industries are using these technologies to gain a competitive advantage.  Also covered; how to prepare and upskill your workforce for industrial XR & Metaverse programs.
Deep Dive Session Covers:

  • Foundations
  • Outlook
  • Definitions
  • AR History
  • VR History
  • Use Cases & Value of XR & Metaverse Implementations
  • Developing your Metaverse roadmap
  • What can we  do with XR
  • Ecosystem: Hardware
  • Ecosystem: Software
  • Future Ready Organizations: Incorporating XR Into Business
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
8:25 AM - 8:30 AM
Sean Guerre
8:30 AM - 8:55 AM
Keven Ware
8:55 AM - 9:30 AM
Kristi Conlon Clark White
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Naresh Parshotam

Digital Twins are commonly used for remote performance monitoring and simulation of equipment performance. Can digital twins also be leveraged for remote inspections? Are there other use cases that are applicable to digital twins? Find out more about successfully using digital twins for remote inspections and more in your mission-critical sites.

  • Physically inspecting facilities in the O&G and power sector is always a challenge because of inaccessibility, high travel costs, unreliable connectivity, high specialization and risk of hazards, tedious reporting, and poor or missing documentation.
  • Digital Twins offer companies a centralized spatial platform for documentation, collaboration, and training and allow remote system health monitoring and optimization of assets.
  • Leveraging Digital Twins for remote inspections and performance monitoring is a viable solution for cost reduction.
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Steve Patti Melody Shulse Bob Firth

From VR metaversities to virtual hard skill and soft skill training, VR is coming of age as a mainstream learning medium. Learn how public and private sector partnerships are being created to jointly fund and deploy shared VR learning assets in the classroom and the workplace. Hear from industry leaders as they share how partnerships could accelerate adoption and use by companies competing for Gen Z and Millennial talent.

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Paul Daley Susan Spark Jb Farge Thor Schueler Jennifer Rogers
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM
Eric Liga
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
1:45 PM - 1:50 PM
Ken Ehrhart
1:50 PM - 2:30 PM
Kyle Daughtry Athicha Dhanormchitphong

How energy/engineering companies are moving to a more visual way of working.  

Our vision:
Build a sustainable, open and agnostic ecosystem of data with 3D at the core to transform complete business processes moving toward an “Industrial Metaverse”.

Our four cornerstone pillars to help accomplish this:
1 - Democratize Capture of 3D Data
2 - Centralize 3D Storage
3 - Build autonomous pipelines to access data
4 - Allow the data to be consumed “Anytime, Anywhere”

Why: Industry Data is moving at exponential speeds and we need new methods to merge, interact, and visualize the data streams in a more humanistic way.

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Abby Esterly Glen Carle

AFPM requested services for recording and capturing analytics in their ‘Fired Heater Training’ VR simulation. The goal of this project is to gain valuable metrics on training performance in a chemical company XR program.

Learn how using spatial recording technology is enabling the building of analytical models & dashboards to give you better insight into your XR program user base.


Destery Hildenbrand Ben Nickels

Where does VR fit in a training program? What challenges come with VR training? What tools are needed to make VR training successful?

When training in virtual reality, many organizations are excited about the prospect but weary of the investment and application. 

As with all learning technologies and learning projects, the Blue Stake group at Salt River Project in Phoenix, Arizona, found itself in this category. They had a detailed teaching process that required hands-on training, safety concerns about putting unqualified learners out in the field, and difficulty recreating the activity in a classroom environment. All three of these concerns lead them to explore virtual reality as an alternative to their current approach.

In this session, attendees will walk through the process SRP used to develop this virtual reality project from the beginning. 

  • They will discuss the early-stage development, storyboard, and planning that was the foundation for this project. 
  • They will explore the different stages of development, including tools and techniques used along the way and the type of team needed to be successful. 
  • They will identify the obstacles faced by the SRP team and the lessons they learned to work through them. 
  • They will also hear the current results of implementation and how employees have reacted so far to this immersive experience. 

Finally, this session will close with an audience Q&A to discuss any aspect of a VR project, from planning to delivery. Attendees will leave with the information needed to begin planning for their own virtual reality projects. 

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Vincent Higgins
Vi Kellersohn

Having utilities personnel well trained and prepared for any energy emergency or outage helps to keep our families safe and warm, our businesses operating and our transportation running.  Preventing the outages with more effective training is even better.  
Learn how Local Distribution Companies, Transmission Companies and more are incorporating fully immersive Virtual Reality (VR) training courses into their overall training programs to improve day-to-day operations, reinforce preventative measures, and enable field personnel to safely experience and resolve emergency situations.  
Learn how VR training is being used to provide field workers with the opportunity to experience in hours what may take years to learn in the field.

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Heath Shatouhy
James Mireles

In the enterprise space the most common XR use case is real-world analogs for design evaluation and for training. 

However, XR can also be used to explore abstract concepts. Aviar Technology is building AviarGraph, a dynamic, immersive 3D visualization of network graphs built in Neo4j. In AviarGraph the data scientist analyst fully explores their network graph data, leveraging force-directed graph technology to reveal data topology, measures of centrality, and significance of data nodes and relationships among data elements. 

Social networks, system integrations, and process flows reveal themselves for clearer understanding and for decision support. Mr. Mireles will discuss specific use cases including test and evaluation flow investigation for the U.S. Air Force as well as risk flow analysis.

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Shane Evans
  • Automating XR Testing Cycles
  • Identifying Defects Earlier
  • Lowering Testing Costs
  • Speeding Up Time to Market
Justin Olivier

Making sure mobile workers have access to the latest technologies is critical in today’s business environment in order to maximize efficiency. However, Industries with hazardous areas have special requirements for any equipment used at their facilities. 

In this session you will learn about how smart glasses can solve those challenges with devices designed for use in hazardous environments, including a new wearable the Visor-Ex, and how these mobile technologies and digital solutions can benefit O&G, chemical, pharmaceutical, and other industries that must account for potentially explosive atmospheres.

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Amanda Dotten Kelly Watts

Learn how a global leader in renewable energy leverages a Connected Worker platform to:

- Improve Asset Management Strategy

- Standardize global procedures for maintenance & quality inspections

- Improve CAPA management and response times

- Enable better, real time, data-driven decisions

Digitizing Inspections & Instructions with Proceedix will help your enterprise reduce cost, increase productivity, and improve transparency.

Jay Wright
  • Learn how holographic collaboration can drive productivity and sustainability for design and engineering.
  • Discover industrial use cases that allow hybrid teams to collaborate using CAD models and 3D scans.
4:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Miranda Harding Amanda Long
  • Hear how Bechtel and ITI teamed up to leverage the latest in VR technology to help keep those on the jobsite safe.
  • Learn how ITI’s Construction Hazard ID became the first ever ANAB accredited certification using VR
  • Get an in-depth look at the application and how your organization can become involved
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Ruben Duran Samir Saber
4:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Keith Lay

How are energy & engineering firms successfully deploying End-to-End solutions to bring field workers, experts and stakeholders together?

Key Best Practices Include:

  • Teams collaborate as a group in live, remote, virtual holographic meetings around one or more 3D scans. 
  • Accurately document a “digital twin” of observations as the worksite evolves over time, letting users revisit the site’s current or historical points of interest from anywhere at any time.
  • Reviewing the project plans with your team and contractors, including 3D models, borehole, and geophysics data. Ensures that all hands are aware of the full project implications as they do their work.
  • 3D scans of issues as they arise, organizing them on a map of the site, and sharing them with experts back at the office for input and advice.

Key Takeaways:

  • Attendees will gain an understanding of the current landscape for accessible tools for worksite 3D data collection and virtual meetings around 3D data.
  • Attendees will have a list of practicable options they can get started with immediately.
  • Attendees will learn about the ROI they can gain by sharing project data with engineers, regulatory and review boards, government and general public stakeholders using virtual meeting technology.
Javier Fadul Ashleigh Lenamond
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
4:50 PM - 5:10 PM
Praveen Bhaniramka

Key takeaways:
- 1-click, lossless translation of Industrial models
- Full-body interactions to simulate operations; no need for desktop manipulations
- Simple tools & workflows to assess worker ergonomics and safety

Jennifer Rogers

Utilizing the IEEE Experience API (xAPI) Standard for risk mitigation measurement.

Recent reports indicate increased organizational appetite and spending in the energy industry in both the areas of operational risk management training and enablement and in extended reality hardware and software, as part of larger automation and digital transformation initiatives. Furthermore, recent advances in immersive technology, along with more dispersed, asynchronous working conditions due to COVID, have resulted in scalable, immersive simulations that more and more closely resemble real world environments. 

While recent standards have defined JSON syntax appropriate for tracking and measuring human behavior data in generic learning environments (IEEE P9274.1) and in a manner that more closely approximates human behavior in the workplace, as typically tracked in operational risk management systems, no risk-based ontology has yet been defined that more closely crosswalks and correlates data from simulated environment systems to those in operational environments. Thus, the true efficacy of extended reality-based risk mitigation training cannot be fully measured. 

This presentation will highlight recent innovation in xAPI tracking in operational risk AR/VR scenarios and demonstrate methods for obtaining true ROI in AR/VR deployments at an enterprise level.

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Dr. Josef Schmid Dr. Pena Llaca

This amazing session will add a new noun to your vocabulary: holoportation. It's an amalgam of "hologram" and "teleportation," and it isn't a niche sci-fi term buried somewhere in Isaac Asimov novels and Star Trek episodes. 

In October 2021, NASA used this mind-boggling, futuristic mechanism to bring NASA flight surgeon Dr. Josef Schmid onto the International Space Station while he was safely planted on our planet. No rockets necessary. 

Schmid was joined on this transdimensional journey by Fernando De La Pena Llaca, the CEO of AEXA Aerospace, an organization that helped develop the holoportation equipment, and a few other team members.

"It is a brand new way of human exploration where our human entity is able to travel off the planet," Schmid said in a statement earlier in April. "Our physical body is not there, but our human entity absolutely is there."

Learn how this technology is being used today, why it is important for the energy/industrial sector and where it is headed tomorrow.

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Serafin Diaz

Leading edge wireless and multimedia technologies built from the ground up
Latency and throughput breakthroughs that Industry 4.0 enterprise leaders need
Unlock the next step of realism and freedom ​for new use cases for Industry 4.0

How will wireless technologies deliver on the promise of next-gen mobile networks for Industrial, Energy & Engineering Enterprises?

The industrial environment and assets demand device interaction at the edge, and this session will discuss how this can be enabled for today’s front line & field service workforce.

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Steve Hansted Victor Oriaifo
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Josh Bankston
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Fraser Bowie

How smart glasses are empowering the workforce with guided workflows, remote assistance, knowledge transfer, step-by-step training, 3D Data Visualization and MRO Maintenance, Repair and Operations.

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Christian McDermott
  • Why the Skills Gap in our the process industry is a big problem and its impact on operations and maintenance
  • Utilizing Enhanced Reality technology to build field competency faster, more effectively… and ‘measure’ competency
  • A look at proven ROI, successful deployments and how this has reduced unplanned events and improved productivity
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Lui Wang
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
1:45 PM - 2:15 PM
Eddie Paddock

Both space and energy operations share a special relationship when it comes to very, very remote operations and absolute need for safe operations to avoid a disaster.

This session offers a great update on NASA's use of VR to simulate extravehicular activities at the Lunar South Pole. If you have questions about VR and AR in space, or for training to be in space, this is a rare opportunity to get answers directly from the source, and find out how you might apply these lessons to your industrial training programs.

2:15 PM - 2:35 PM
Vi Kellersohn

The complexities of maintaining an oil and gas facility are vast including adhering to site-specific operations and maintenance procedures, remotely monitoring connected equipment, and complying with critical safety and hazard requirements. Now Virtual Reality (VR) provides solutions to help reduce the complexity and cost of managing these facilities.  
Learn how using VR can provide remote site-specific training, reinforce safety and hazard recognition programs, and enable team collaboration on real-time data all within fully immersive virtual twins of your facilities. 

2:35 PM - 2:50 PM
Daryl Roy

Reducing time to author and allowing for easy scaling with new innovative BEAM technology, allowing for pdfs to be added to VR training modules instantly.

  • Goal: Streamline Training on Base with a Custom VR Application
  • Solution: Creation of Specific Weapons Academics with 3D Modeling and Simulation
  • Results: Rapid Reduction of Armament Specialist Certification Post-Training 
2:50 PM - 3:10 PM
Sean McCoy

From mental health, to retention and recruitment, and building a positive culture with DEI at the forefront, XR technologies are being applied in the enterprise with real impact to the workforce, both positively and negatively.

3:10 PM - 3:30 PM
Ken Ehrhart