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September 24, 2020

How Aggreko is Deploying Immersive Technology with Walter Davis

Welcome to building new realities

Welcome to our new bi-weekly podcast, Building New Realities. Future Visual’s fortnightly podcast discusses ideas and stories around building new realities with today’s XR thought leaders.

A warm welcome this week to my guest Walter Davis, Head of talent and learning technology at Aggreko + technology thought leader and strategist.

Aggreko is a supplier of temporary power generation equipment and of temperature control equipment. They Power everything from large events to whole geographic areas that do not have the suitable infrastructure.

How is Aggreko deploying VR and AR training? Tune in to the podcast below!

Notes on Ep 9 with Walter Davis by Tim Fleming

Aggreko has a requirement for good training and they power large events like Glastonbury and the Olympics – mini sites and cities which pop up for a limited time and build a new reality.

Walter started his journey into the space as an IT professional – airline, automotive and defense and working in early 3d based workflows. Working in 3d led to a passion for spatial design.

Walter shared some recent test cases at Aggreko all driven post COVID-19 including air flow in AR, assembling of alternators and designing a virtual gas assembly in VR.

Walter sees the greatest opportunities for immersive technologies being in the customer facing side – for example, how to better showcase the performance of equipment or expanding a solution for a customer.

Walter is anxious to see growth in all spaces including the events space.

It’s all about the social acceptance of the technology that will drive the enterprise cases with day to day use.

Quest’s popularity is significant. Solutions are becoming more advanced on the tail end of devices getting smaller and slimmer. 

And what would Walter do if he had 100 million to spend on a social programme with no red tape? Walter would invest in VR for education to help young people and enhance learning.

Reading and Podcast recommendations:

Exxon – Kyle and Athicha

VR for Good

Industrial XR Forum

XR for business 

Building New Realities is published every 2 weeks on: 

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Building New Realities Episode 9 was presented by Tim Fleming, Founder of Future Visual, the award winning VR & AR company. Future Visual helps teams achieve faster routes to competency at a reduced risk withVR & AR training solutions. Ground breaking immersive experiences delivering ROI. Future Visual’sVR collaboration tool VISIONxR™ extends your workplace to join remote VR training and team meetings from remote global locations to collaborate and learn, enhancing high value productivity.

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