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April Chapter Meeting - Virtual and Augmented Reality: The right training for your business?

  • 09 Apr 2019
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • 1 Mercedes-Benz Drive, Sandy Spring, GA 30328


If virtual reality and/or augmented reality is the right training for your business then

  • Where should you start?
  • How much will it cost?
  • What results can we expect?

Join us as we address these questions and more in this highly collaborative and interactive session!

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies can offer extraordinary solutions to the myriad challenges companies are facing.   These technologies will drastically change how we onboard, train, support and work in the upcoming years.  Truly immersive and interactive training content helps to develop different skills, teaching new information and providing learners with many valuable experiences that have historically been difficult to train.   AR/VR can prove greatly beneficial for professional training outside of a traditional school or learning environment.   Learners get to understand and learn the practical skills of different in-field conditions using these technologies.  There is a difference in what we learn through books, classes and courses and what is “experienced and felt” in the workplace environment.  Virtual and Augmented learning technologies make it possible to directly engage students at the emotional and psychological level, taking us from training through repetition to training through direct experience, the natural way humans learn every day in the real world, transforming the learning process and its possible results.  

Participants attending this session will: 

  • Learn how companies over the last several years are using these technologies to change / enhance their business
  • See business case examples of how companies are using it cut costs and for competitive advantage
  • Envision ways to utilize Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in a learning and development environment

About our Presenters: Steve Moodyl | Grace Perry | John Blackmon

Steve has over 25 years of sales and leadership experience in the IT industry with a long track record of successfully starting and building organizations.  Working in the training industry as a consultant, Steve used his background with IT and training experience to assist companies in determining when and how to use immersive technologies, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality.   

Prior to Interactive Learning Experiences (ILX), Steve was the Founder and CEO of ComSolv, a telecommunications and cloud technologies solutions consultancy.   He has held several executive management positions for companies such as,  SunData, Solarcom and Presidio.

Steve’s unique combination of enthusiasm of innovative technologies, coupled with his business expertise, greatly assists in helping clients find the best possible solution to their challenges


Grace Perry is a subject matter expert in Augmented Reality Solutions (PTC Vuforia Solutions & Chalk Solutions) and she is founder and CEO of “See Her BUILD”, a non-profit organization focused on training and retaining more women to manufacturing jobs.  Grace oversees all aspects of the customer journey including; identifying best augmented reality strategy, developing augmented reality solution plans, implementing strategy for augmented reality content and delivery complete augmented reality solutions to customers.  She also oversees training and onboarding new AR programs and rollout at customer sites. 

Grace has over a decade of emerging software solutions within Industry X.0 including big data integration, cloud implementation, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, computer vision and augmented reality. 

Grace has her BA from Colby College and MBA from Simmons College.

John Blackmon is co-founder, CEO, and Chief Technology Officer, for Trivantis Corporation.  He is responsible for all aspects of development and strategy for the company’s eLearning products. John is the original developer the Lectora product line, which is the flagship product of the company.

Prior to joining Trivantis, John was Co-Founder and Lead Engineer at BocaSoft, a company that created various software utilities for the OS/2 operating system. John also spent time at IBM and did design work on the OS/2 operating system. While there, he was awarded a patent for his work on seamlessly running Windows applications under the OS/2 operating system.

John received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology.

Doors Open: 5:00 PM

Program Starts: 6:00 PM

Program Ends: 8:00 PM