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Intelligent VR: A More Effective Way to Train

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT

Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Jay Fraser, Senior Manager, VR GTM & Partnerships, HP; Tico Ballagas, Senior Manager, Omnicept AI, HP; and Laurent Da Dalto, CEO and Founder, MIMBUS

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Tune in to this webcast for insights into the latest advances in virtual reality as a training tool for learning and development professionals. Discover how a combination of machine learning and sensor fusion technologies can be leveraged to create more intelligent and adaptable VR applications. HP Senior Managers Jay Fraser and Tico Ballagas will be joined by Mimbus CEO Laurent Da Dalto to discuss the increased efficacy of training in VR and share how companies are taking advantage of revolutionary innovations to get the most out of training experiences.

During this webinar, you will learn about:

  • The benefits and applications of training with immersive technology
  • How data-driven insights can enable more effective VR training
  • VR use-cases and applications for learning and development


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Jay Fraser
Jay Fraser

Senior Manager, VR GTM & Partnerships, HP

Jay Fraser is a tech executive and military leader with 15 years of multinational experience including general management of small to midsize organizations. He leads global go-to-market, business development, and strategic partnership efforts in Hewlett-Packard’s virtual reality business. Jay joined Hewlett-Packard in 2015 after spending eight years on active duty as a marine infantry officer serving in various leadership roles and deploying across the globe. He holds a BS from the US Naval Academy and an MBA from University of California, Los Angeles. Although he was born and raised in Boston and his loyalty lies with New England sports teams, he enjoys living with his wife in beautiful San Diego, California.

Tico Ballagas
Tico Ballagas

Senior Manager, Omnicept AI, HP

Rafael “Tico” Ballagas is a senior manager of Omnicept AI at HP Labs. His work explores how AI transforms the way we interact with computers, including pioneering new types of brain-computer interfaces by understanding the links between peripheral physiology and state of mind. He leads the team responsible for building the inference engines for the Omnicept product (see http://hp.com/omnicept). Prior to HP, Tico was the co-founder and CEO of Kindoma, the award-winning creator of the mobile communication services around shared activities, like reading and drawing, that help families meaningfully connect with children when they can’t be together. His work consistently garners worldwide media attention with articles featured in the New York Times, the Guardian, and USA Today. He earned his doctorate in computer science at RWTH Aachen University in Germany, and he also has degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology and Stanford University.

Laurent Da Dalto
Laurent Da Dalto

CEO and Founder, MIMBUS

Laurent Da Dalto is the CEO and founder of MIMBUS. He holds a doctorate in virtual reality and has been working on the transfer of new technologies to manual trades training since 2001. In 2004, he conceived the first simulator dedicated to the training of the welding motion.

He created MIMBUS in 2011 to provide the vocational training centers with a global offering.
Two years later, he created the most unique simulator of its kind in the world capable of training carpenters and cabinet markers. He is a member of the European Vocational Training Association, and he regularly gives a talk to promote the use of the new technologies and the artificial intelligence dedicated to the vocational training.


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