Many Siemens PLM Software customers have already started adopting Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) to improve product and process design, maintenance and repair, and remote collaboration. Siemens has been partnering with those organizations to advance the state-of-the-art within this technological area. At the same time, more and more AR/VR solutions have been coming from the entrepreneurial community. Digi-Capital estimates nearly $700 million was invested into AR/VR companies in 2015.
As the leader in Open Innovation in the industrial space, Siemens is bridging the gap between large corporations and startups to address the opportunities and challenges facing industrial customers of AR/VR. Can the demanding technical and safety requirements of industrial settings be met? Can suitable content be easily generated or re-used? Must underlying processes and workflows also change to generate the targeted efficiency improvements? How can companies work together to resolve those challenges, and what role do startups play in advancing the state-of-the-art?
As part of this dialog, Siemens is inviting the innovation community to participate in an event dedicated to industrial Augmented and Virtual Reality. The event will be held at 6pm on June 22, 2016 at the Galvanize campus in downtown San Francisco.
Experts from PricewaterhouseCoopers, smart helmet startup DAQRI, aerospace company and early AR adopter Orbital ATK, and Siemens PLM Software will discuss the topic. Expect key insights on challenges, early successes, and future opportunities that are useful for startups, VCs, end users, and others considering AR and VR in industrial and manufacturing settings.