News | July 16th 2018

CBT Presents at VRX VR/AR Immersive Enterprise Conference

On June 26 – 27, 2018, CBT Associate Principal and CIO Nirva Fereshetian and Senior Design Technologist William Paquette joined other leading design and technology professionals to share their expert knowledge on Immersive Visualization, including virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), at the VRX VR/AR Immersive Enterprise Conference and Expo in Boston. 

On Tuesday, June 26, Nirva facilitated a panel discussion titled “How AEC is being revolutionized by VR – and what other industries can learn from this” that focused on expanding VR beyond an isolated experience into the realm of business problem solving. Panel speakers, which included professionals from Gensler, Skanska, Jacobs, and Perkins+Will, explored VR’s potential as an efficient tool to enhance project productivity through all stages, from design, to construction, to facilities management. 

On Wednesday, June 27, Nirva and William showcased the collaborative power of VR in a presentation that discussed multiuser meetings and tools within InsiteVR that enable remote and local participants to virtually walk through a designed space. The presentation highlighted unique capabilities, such as speech to text annotation and automated meeting notes, and their ability to enhance the productivity of the VR experience even further and help clients to make better decisions. 

The event was attended by executive immersive tech professionals from various industries, including notable representatives from GM, Johnson & Johnson, Perkins+Will, Lowe’s, Macy’s, Ford, HP, Gensler, Samsung NEXT, Harvard Medical School, and more.