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XR Immersive Enterprise 2020 May 5-6, 2020|Boston, USA

The 2020 agenda helping companies unleash the full potential of XR...

DAY 1: Market Overview, Measuring ROI, Challenges and Solutions

08:50
Opening Remarks – XR Intelligence
09:00
XR For Enterprise Market Update: Where Are the Opportunities?
  • Hear the latest enterprise market figures and expected growth for XR application so you can deliver ROI in 2020
  • Access the current VR vs. AR/MR investment forecast to spot where you should prioritize your time
  • Market drivers, accelerators and disruptors: Learn how 5G, new devices and the evolution of software and hardware from key players is expected to impact the enterprise market
09:30
Panel: Which Technology and Which Use Case?
  • Explore how enterprise hardware and software has evolved, what the main types are and pros and cons, including VR/AR/MR devices, tracking, inputs, outputs, un/tethered, web/cloud, etc.
  • Find the right solution and its applicability: Access real life examples of the most compelling uses of VR and AR/MR in training and collaboration, design and visualization, worker guidance and safety or marketing and customer service
  • Hear which applications have seen ROI and success, and how have they done it
10:15
Enterprise Content: How Can the Industry Move Forward?
  • How far is the need for low cost, repeatable and scalable content creation tools holding back adoption? Learn how to overcome these challenges with the tools available today
  • Understand how content differs across VR, AR and MR for enterprises
  • Identify which content should remain in-house and when it is more impactful to collaborate with vendor partners
  • Determine the inflection point and reasons to justify budget and buy-in for XR content
10:35
Networking Break & Exhibition
11:10
Panel: What Are the Major Adoption Challenges and How Are Companies Tackling Them?
  • Getting started and immaturity of the tech: Understand the reasons why some businesses are hesitant to adopt, while others are not
  • Prove the benefit: How XR champions, innovation departments, business heads and HR struggle get budget sign off and the process you need to take
  • Change management, workflow and pipeline planning: The steps that you need to take to build XR into your tech stack and introduce it across your organization
  • The Future and Tech: Experts will share what is next, how technologies will converge and what this means for your role
11:50
Working with Vendors: How to Collaborate for Success
  • The do’s and don’ts of approaching an enterprise with a solution and what they want to know
  • Find out where vendors have been successful in partnership, and why to ensure you create collaborative and successful relationships
  • Turnkey versus point solutions: Hear the short and long-term views on solutions at different scales
12:10
What Are the Different Ways to Measure and Prove ROI?
  • Identify the types of ROI that can be shared within your businesses to help your business case
  • Measure and prioritise different ROI metrics including operational costs, learning retention, customer sales and satisfaction, accuracy and speed of tasks and risk
  • How to turn XR into a ‘nice to have’ into ‘need to have’ for management
12:30
Networking Lunch & Exhibition
2:00
Case Studies by Sector and Application Area

Learn how thought-leaders from large scale enterprises are adopting XR for different use cases. Learn what challenges and solutions they’ve encountered and how they are moving forward.

2:00
Healthcare and Pharma

Join peers from across the medical profession to hear how you can combat regulatory hurdles, speed up adoption and deliver safe solutions your customers trust

Automotive, AEC and Aerospace

Hear first-hand how professionals from some of the world’s largest engineering and manufacturing companies are delivering ROI for across different business functions

Heavy Industry, Logistics and Energy

Discover where XR provides the greatest benefit for teams with major operational, supply chain and health and safety requirements – see how it’s done on the ground

Retail and Consumer Facing

Takeaway ideas and practical strategies to transform your business and keep up with the evolving needs of digital consumers with these inspiring and innovative case studies for B2C applications of XR

3:15
Networking Break & Exhibition
3:45
Training and Collaboration

Explore one of XR’s most compelling application areas in detail and understand the different approaches, techniques and strategies employed to get the best results

Design and Visualization

See how different organizations are integrating XR into existing design and visualization tools to complement and enhance workflows and see where IoT, spatial computing, machine learning and AI will fit into the mix

Worker Guidance and Safety

Learn which devices, content and programs have been successfully rolled, out across enterprises, how ROI was measured and what other benefits XR can bring to your team and the wider business

Marketing and Customer Service

Build on your current knowledge of how immersive visual aids can enhance customer experience, brand awareness and loyalty with these detailed examples of how XR has been implemented to impress clients and consumers alike

5:00
Networking Drinks & Exhibition

DAY 2: The First and Next Steps to Becoming an Immersive Enterprise

09:00
Roundtable Sessions

Each table is led by an enterprise moderator and joined by enterprises at different stages of the process. We recommend Room 1 for just getting started, Room 2 for early stage investment, Room 3 for moving past POC and Room 4 for companies looking toward the future.

09:10
Room 1:
Finding the right use case

Having trouble getting started? Compare and contrast the most compelling use cases and take away core examples that consistently deliver ROI

Room 2:
Proving the value and creating metrics

How do enterprises measure success? Join the discussion to explore the variety of ways success is measured and how you can create a strong case for adoption

Room 3:
Getting internal buy-in and support to scale

Proven the concept but stuck in purgatory? Get practical advice on who you need to convince and what they are looking for to justify scaling

Room 4:
Tackling security concerns

Understand how XR data and systems differ from regular ones and identify the precautions you need to take when building your XR pipeline

09:40
Room 1:
Choosing the right technology

Hear about different experiences, projects, and why certain technologies were used. Learn what differentiates VR/AR/MR to guide your decisions

Room 2:
Creating a low-cost pilot

A step-by-step break down of the process and costs involved with setting up a new project so that exploring XR becomes a no-brainer for management

Room 3:
Working with vendors to get the best result

Work together to find out how you should collaborate with vendor partners. Share candid feedback on timelines, expectations and challenges to secure prosperous partnerships

Room 4:
Making a long term plan for XR

Visualize what’s on the horizon. Explore the convergence of emerging technologies and start planning your roadmap to an immersive future

10:10
Networking Break & Exhibition
Everyone heads back to the main conference hall and moderators gather notes for feedback
10:40
Roundtable Feedback Session + Q&A

The table moderators feedback the ideas from each table in turn

11:40
Hard facts: XR ROI figures to take back to your boss
  • We will have a 20-minute moderated polling session on slido whereby you can share and learn key figures from the rest of the room
  • Choose to be anonymous or openly share statistics that your company approves for release
  • All encouraging and discouraging figures are welcome and will be available after the conference for you to take back to your management
12:00
Networking Lunch & Exhibition
1:30
How Much Does It Really Cost to Run A Pilot?
  • Access exclusive examples of the latest projects with different XR technologies & purposes
  • Find out how different examples of pilot schemes have been run within one organization, how they managed budgets and what where their outcomes
  • Compare and contrast how different technologies have been tried, tested and adopted (in-house and vendor partners)
  • Discover what the costs included and where changes were made going forward
1:50
Moving Away From Silos: How One Company Has Improved Cross-Business XR Collaboration
  • What to do when POCs are running in different departments and how to manage limited budgets effectively
  • How to go about learning from cross-functional teams and how to collect and summarise findings
  • Learn how knowledge transfer can speed up implementation times and minimize spending
  • Find out when and why XR knowledge sharing may not be the best course of action
2:10
Panel: What Security and Sustainability Measures Need to Be Considered For XR?
  • Understand the challenges you may face when integrating XR tech stacks
  • Know why XR data is different from other data and how can it be protected
  • Hear the latest security concerns surrounding VR and AR/MR and the solutions you can employ to overcome this
2:50
Networking Break & Exhibition
3:20
Change Management Techniques and Getting Over Social Anxiety Around XR
  • Find out how one company deployed XR to a multi-generational, multi-cultural workforce
  • Discover the challenges they faced and how these were approached
  • Understand the major benefits of using XR across organisations and with third parties (e.g. knowledge retention, learning standards and improved relationships)
  • Best practise tips for communicating change and bringing XR into workflows
3:40
How can we continue to innovate for tomorrow’s XR?
  • How to spot emerging trends in science and academia that will impact industry
  • Finding great developers – Understand where they are, what skills are valuable and how the best developers can design XR for scale in enterprise
  • Spotting, working with, buying or competing with great start-ups – Where do they come from and how can we benefit from this part of the ecosystem?
4:00
Panel: How Should Enterprises Move Forward with XR in 2020 and Beyond?
  • Breakdown the biggest challenges enterprises face now and how they can be solved this year
  • The factors all enterprises should consider when adopting XR and how you can account for these in proposals, pilots and roll out
  • Best tips and tricks for working together to enhance understanding, adoption and scale in your business
4:20
Closing Remarks and End of Conference

DAY 1: Market Overview, Measuring ROI, Challenges and Solutions

08:50
Opening Remarks – XR Intelligence
09:00
XR For Enterprise Market Update: Where Are the Opportunities?
  • Hear the latest enterprise market figures and expected growth for XR application so you can deliver ROI in 2020
  • Access the current VR vs. AR/MR investment forecast to spot where you should prioritize your time
  • Market drivers, accelerators and disruptors: Learn how 5G, new devices and the evolution of software and hardware from key players is expected to impact the enterprise market
09:30
Panel: Which Technology and Which Use Case?
  • Explore how enterprise hardware and software has evolved, what the main types are and pros and cons, including VR/AR/MR devices, tracking, inputs, outputs, un/tethered, web/cloud, etc.
  • Find the right solution and its applicability: Access real life examples of the most compelling uses of VR and AR/MR in training and collaboration, design and visualization, worker guidance and safety or marketing and customer service
  • Hear which applications have seen ROI and success, and how have they done it
10:15
Enterprise Content: How Can the Industry Move Forward?
  • How far is the need for low cost, repeatable and scalable content creation tools holding back adoption? Learn how to overcome these challenges with the tools available today
  • Understand how content differs across VR, AR and MR for enterprises
  • Identify which content should remain in-house and when it is more impactful to collaborate with vendor partners
  • Determine the inflection point and reasons to justify budget and buy-in for XR content
10:35
Networking Break & Exhibition
11:10
Panel: What Are the Major Adoption Challenges and How Are Companies Tackling Them?
  • Getting started and immaturity of the tech: Understand the reasons why some businesses are hesitant to adopt, while others are not
  • Prove the benefit: How XR champions, innovation departments, business heads and HR struggle get budget sign off and the process you need to take
  • Change management, workflow and pipeline planning: The steps that you need to take to build XR into your tech stack and introduce it across your organization
  • The Future and Tech: Experts will share what is next, how technologies will converge and what this means for your role
11:50
Working with Vendors: How to Collaborate for Success
  • The do’s and don’ts of approaching an enterprise with a solution and what they want to know
  • Find out where vendors have been successful in partnership, and why to ensure you create collaborative and successful relationships
  • Turnkey versus point solutions: Hear the short and long-term views on solutions at different scales
12:10
What Are the Different Ways to Measure and Prove ROI?
  • Identify the types of ROI that can be shared within your businesses to help your business case
  • Measure and prioritise different ROI metrics including operational costs, learning retention, customer sales and satisfaction, accuracy and speed of tasks and risk
  • How to turn XR into a ‘nice to have’ into ‘need to have’ for management
12:30
Networking Lunch & Exhibition
2:00
Case Studies by Sector and Application Area

Learn how thought-leaders from large scale enterprises are adopting XR for different use cases. Learn what challenges and solutions they’ve encountered and how they are moving forward.

2:00
Healthcare and Pharma

Join peers from across the medical profession to hear how you can combat regulatory hurdles, speed up adoption and deliver safe solutions your customers trust

Automotive, AEC and Aerospace

Hear first-hand how professionals from some of the world’s largest engineering and manufacturing companies are delivering ROI for across different business functions

Heavy Industry, Logistics and Energy

Discover where XR provides the greatest benefit for teams with major operational, supply chain and health and safety requirements – see how it’s done on the ground

Retail and Consumer Facing

Takeaway ideas and practical strategies to transform your business and keep up with the evolving needs of digital consumers with these inspiring and innovative case studies for B2C applications of XR

3:15
Networking Break & Exhibition
3:45
Training and Collaboration

Explore one of XR’s most compelling application areas in detail and understand the different approaches, techniques and strategies employed to get the best results

Design and Visualization

See how different organizations are integrating XR into existing design and visualization tools to complement and enhance workflows and see where IoT, spatial computing, machine learning and AI will fit into the mix

Worker Guidance and Safety

Learn which devices, content and programs have been successfully rolled, out across enterprises, how ROI was measured and what other benefits XR can bring to your team and the wider business

Marketing and Customer Service

Build on your current knowledge of how immersive visual aids can enhance customer experience, brand awareness and loyalty with these detailed examples of how XR has been implemented to impress clients and consumers alike

5:00
Networking Drinks & Exhibition

Download the full event brochure

Who you’ll see there * Agenda summary * Exclusive discount code

DAY 2: The First and Next Steps to Becoming an Immersive Enterprise

09:00
Roundtable Sessions

Each table is led by an enterprise moderator and joined by enterprises at different stages of the process. We recommend Room 1 for just getting started, Room 2 for early stage investment, Room 3 for moving past POC and Room 4 for companies looking toward the future.

09:10
Room 1:
Finding the right use case

Having trouble getting started? Compare and contrast the most compelling use cases and take away core examples that consistently deliver ROI

Room 2:
Proving the value and creating metrics

How do enterprises measure success? Join the discussion to explore the variety of ways success is measured and how you can create a strong case for adoption

Room 3:
Getting internal buy-in and support to scale

Proven the concept but stuck in purgatory? Get practical advice on who you need to convince and what they are looking for to justify scaling

Room 4:
Tackling security concerns

Understand how XR data and systems differ from regular ones and identify the precautions you need to take when building your XR pipeline

09:40
Room 1:
Choosing the right technology

Hear about different experiences, projects, and why certain technologies were used. Learn what differentiates VR/AR/MR to guide your decisions

Room 2:
Creating a low-cost pilot

A step-by-step break down of the process and costs involved with setting up a new project so that exploring XR becomes a no-brainer for management

Room 3:
Working with vendors to get the best result

Work together to find out how you should collaborate with vendor partners. Share candid feedback on timelines, expectations and challenges to secure prosperous partnerships

Room 4:
Making a long term plan for XR

Visualize what’s on the horizon. Explore the convergence of emerging technologies and start planning your roadmap to an immersive future

10:10
Networking Break & Exhibition
Everyone heads back to the main conference hall and moderators gather notes for feedback
10:40
Roundtable Feedback Session + Q&A

The table moderators feedback the ideas from each table in turn

11:40
Hard facts: XR ROI figures to take back to your boss
  • We will have a 20-minute moderated polling session on slido whereby you can share and learn key figures from the rest of the room
  • Choose to be anonymous or openly share statistics that your company approves for release
  • All encouraging and discouraging figures are welcome and will be available after the conference for you to take back to your management
12:00
Networking Lunch & Exhibition
1:30
How Much Does It Really Cost to Run A Pilot?
  • Access exclusive examples of the latest projects with different XR technologies & purposes
  • Find out how different examples of pilot schemes have been run within one organization, how they managed budgets and what where their outcomes
  • Compare and contrast how different technologies have been tried, tested and adopted (in-house and vendor partners)
  • Discover what the costs included and where changes were made going forward
1:50
Moving Away From Silos: How One Company Has Improved Cross-Business XR Collaboration
  • What to do when POCs are running in different departments and how to manage limited budgets effectively
  • How to go about learning from cross-functional teams and how to collect and summarise findings
  • Learn how knowledge transfer can speed up implementation times and minimize spending
  • Find out when and why XR knowledge sharing may not be the best course of action
2:10
Panel: What Security and Sustainability Measures Need to Be Considered For XR?
  • Understand the challenges you may face when integrating XR tech stacks
  • Know why XR data is different from other data and how can it be protected
  • Hear the latest security concerns surrounding VR and AR/MR and the solutions you can employ to overcome this
2:50
Networking Break & Exhibition
3:20
Change Management Techniques and Getting Over Social Anxiety Around XR
  • Find out how one company deployed XR to a multi-generational, multi-cultural workforce
  • Discover the challenges they faced and how these were approached
  • Understand the major benefits of using XR across organisations and with third parties (e.g. knowledge retention, learning standards and improved relationships)
  • Best practise tips for communicating change and bringing XR into workflows
3:40
How can we continue to innovate for tomorrow’s XR?
  • How to spot emerging trends in science and academia that will impact industry
  • Finding great developers – Understand where they are, what skills are valuable and how the best developers can design XR for scale in enterprise
  • Spotting, working with, buying or competing with great start-ups – Where do they come from and how can we benefit from this part of the ecosystem?
4:00
Panel: How Should Enterprises Move Forward with XR in 2020 and Beyond?
  • Breakdown the biggest challenges enterprises face now and how they can be solved this year
  • The factors all enterprises should consider when adopting XR and how you can account for these in proposals, pilots and roll out
  • Best tips and tricks for working together to enhance understanding, adoption and scale in your business
4:20
Closing Remarks and End of Conference

Download the full event brochure

Who you’ll see there * Agenda summary * Exclusive discount code