Welcome to our fourteenth edition of our InsideAR Speaker Spotlight series!
For our fourteenth edition of the InsideAR Speaker Spotlight, we are happy to introduce Carl Byers, Chief Strategy Officer of NGRAIN. Carl has been working with virtual and augmented technology since 1986. At NGRAIN he focuses on business innovation and expansion through integrated product development, market diversification, and collaborative partnership and advocacy strategies.
What are you going to present at InsideAR 2014?
Carl Byers: I will presenting on the topic: NGRAIN 3DAR – The Visual Language of the Industrial Internet of Things.
Have you ever attended InsideAR before and what was the most exciting part for you at previous events?
CB: I had the pleasure and privilege to attend and speak at insideAR in Munich in 2013 and others from our organization participated in insideAR Japan earlier this year. We were all impressed by the caliber of attendees and talks. In particular, the real-world insights and applications that are driving this market forward were extremely interesting. The blend of consumer and industrial presentations was also valuable as we continuously look for cross-over opportunities and implementation lessons.
What is the next challenge in AR that you would like to see overcome?
CB: Two of the biggest upcoming challenges in AR will be discovery and compatibility/interoperability. As more AR experiences are developed and deployed for both consumer and industrial applications, the ability to automatically find or know that an AR experience is available near you or for a piece of equipment you are working on, regardless of the browser or player that you are using, will become critical. If we are not able to get to this point, the true utility of AR will not be achieved and we will end up with more and more fragmented experiences that we will never be aware of.
What is your personal vision of the future of AR? What Application do you wish you had today?
CB: My personal vision of AR is on always on personal assistant that will help, notify and guide me in the decisions that need to be made. Integrating the vast amount of information around us and in our businesses, and giving only the information to me that I need, when I need it, using various forms of augmentations applicable to the environment I’m in or the job I’m doing. This is my personal vision and the vision of the future that NGRAIN is building for industrial environments.
Carl’s presentation will cover the NGRAIN 3DAR platform as a “visual language” that connects together sensory data. He’ll also go over how the NGRAIN 3DAR platform provides contextual AR information, so that any field can access data where they need it, when they need it, and how they need it.
That’s it from us for this week – be sure to visit our previous spotlight and if you’d like to watch some of the presentations from last year’s InsideAR event, check out our InsideAR YouTube playlist.
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