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VIRTUAL REALITY: TEMPORARY DISTRACTION OR REAL OPPORTUNITY?
A one-day, non-technical professional training course for managers. Understand the true capabilities and cost advantages of VR and realise its full potential within your organisation.
Thursday 13 April 2017 10:00hrs - 15:00hrs, SimVis, Glasgow.
VR has been around for decades but recent technical advances have caused a huge surge in popularity within the last 24 months. Haven’t we been here before? Is this yet another failed push by the tech companies with gimmicky technology crying out for real-world applications? Or, have we reached a tipping point similar to the birth of the web in the early 90’s where it’s now time to get on board or be left behind? Given the huge investment in VR by Facebook, Nokia, Microsoft and Samsung it’s imperative that you and your company are ‘VR aware’.
This one-day, strategic, non-technical course will present an unbiased review of VR technology. It will explain and clarify the benefits of VR together with the true costs required to develop effective VR applications. It will consider in detail the critical success factors for implementing VR projects exploring why some have been successful whilst others have failed. Delegates will also get to experience state-of-the-art VR equipment during the event.
Who should attend?
This course is targeted at potential users of Virtual Reality, specifically sales and marketing managers, product development managers, product design professionals, strategic policy makers and those seeking to better understand how VR may give them a competitive edge. It will explain the emerging business opportunities, costs and timescales of VR development.
Attendees may also include managing directors, board members, operations managers, technical directors, heads of business architecture, consultants, or those keen to understand more about VR and its potential impact on their business.
This training day is priced at £150+VAT and includes the training event, lunch, VR demonstrations, printed materials and a good quality mobile HMD for all delegates.
Training will take place at The School of Simulation and Visualisation within the heart of Glasgow’s Digital Media Quarter.
The training course will be run by Dr Paul Chapman, Acting Head of the School of Simulation and Visualisation. Paul is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the British Computer Society and member of the RSE Young Academy. He has been working professionally within the field of computer graphics and VR since 1996.
Feedback from participants
100% of delegates rate the VR training event as Excellent or Very Good.
"Thoroughly enjoyed the one day course, great introduction to VR, course trainers were fantastic at answering our questions. However what this course really did was put into perspective the potential future VR applications, and how our manufacturing R&D research centre can get further involved with VR."
Christine Dent, Advanced Forming Research Centre (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK)
"Very useful and interesting introduction to the VR technology. A highly interactive course that promoted understanding and discussions on opportunties to implement VR within our organisation".
Nicola Zuelli Forming Team Leader at the Advanced Forming Research Centre (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK)
"The presenter is a fountain of knowledge with all things VR and AR. The course is valuable to anyone with or without prior knowledge of the subject as it is peppered with lots of little knowledge bombs throughout!"
Andrew Dobbie, Founder, MadeBrave
"This is an excellent course to understand VR; where it has come from, where it is and where it may be going to and how to use it."
Duncan McArthur Director of Professional Activities The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
"An excellent course giving a very good grounding in the history of VR and the potential uses of VR."
Chris McGregor, Historic Environment Scotland
"If you are curious about the potential for VR to improve or affect your business, then this course is an excellent starting point for your enquiry."
123Stephen Roe. Theatre-Work UK.
"Great introduction to the possibilities and limitations of VR for the non-expert. Very useful."
Dr Peter Hohenstein, The Roslin Institute
"A highly informative session providing an in-depth overview of the exciting and varied applications of this VR technology. The diversity of attendees made for a very informative day with good networking opportunities."
Rosalie Menon, Senior Lecturer, Architectural Technology.
"Coming to the course I wasn't really clear what VR even was... by the end, not only did I understand VR, its origins and developments, but I also had a really good grasp of how and where VR could usefully be applied in all sorts of different contexts.. all in a matter of hours! I could not recommend this course more highly."
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For further information about these courses, please contact Avril McAllister (A.McAllister@gsa.ac.uk)
Note: dedicated tailor made courses for companies are also available. Contact Avril McAllister for more info.