06.21 Summer Lunch N’ Learns

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Digital Transformation

Dates: Every Thursday, June 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and July 1st

Duration: 12.30pm – 1.15pm (45 minutes incl. Q & A)

Venue: Online

Cost: FREE

Digital transformation can mean different things to different people. It could be as simple as modifying your website to start selling online or as complex as utilising AI captured data in virtual reality to improve training,  processes and procedures.

If change is in your future – whether it is using SCRUM to manage development teams or an immersive technology to train employees – tune in to our industry expert Lunch N’ Learns and get plain English answers to some simple questions that may set you on the right path.

Each session will consist of a presentation from an Irish company who is a leader in their field, followed by a 10 – 15 minute Q & A.  So grab a coffee and think big, start small, act now!

Session 1:   Agile Project Management – June 3rd – The Leading Edge Group
Session 2:   Augmented Reality – June 10th – Utility AR
Session 3:   Virtual Reality – June 17th – VRAI
Session 4:   Volumetric Video – June 24th – Volograms
Session 5:   Virtual Production – July 1st – High Res

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TOPIC: What Is AGILE , Why Is It Different To Traditional Project Management and The Best Framework For You.

When: Thursday June 3rd 2021
Time: 12.30 – 1.15

How Agile are You?
We are all aware we are operating in very unpredictable times. The status quo has been disrupted in complex ways and our traditional management toolkit is challenged. Radical alternatives to the traditional ways of working are needed to remain competitive and adapt to the new landscape we are working in.  Businesses who embrace Agile practices for project management incl. for software development, can gain a competitive advantage, leading to an organisation that is working better, smarter and faster.

Adopting an Agile mindset and associated behaviours allows organizations to respond to changing market conditions and customer needs through incremental, iterative work resulting in reduced financial risk, by validating ideas before investing heavily.

Immersive Technologies Skillnet Agile Photo of JoannaJoanna Koprowicz
Joanna Koprowicz is an Agile – Lean consultant, who is an expert in Business Agility, Agile-Lean Transformation and Development of High Performing Agile Teams.

With a background in technology and business, she developed a career in consulting and leadership development, working on bringing a positive change across a wide range of organisations, sectors and cultures. Joanna has worked with organizations in the following industries; gaming, aviation, e-learning, tourism and travel and financial sector incl. banking and insurance.

Joanna also has a masters degree in Project Management, from UCD Michael Smurfit Business School. Additionally, she holds numerous Agile certifications and is an approved provider of Agile & Lean Training and Consulting by Enterprise Ireland, IDA and Local Enterprise Office. She’s also authorized by the International Consortium for Agile to run the certified ICP-AHR trainings.

She has helped coordinate Agile-Lean events internationally and is a board member of Agile-Lean Ireland. Joanna is a very active member of the Global Agile Community. She both organizes and speaks at various Agile-Lean events. In 2018-2019 she was on the European Scrum Gathering Team with Scrum Alliance.


Topic: The Potential For Augmented Reality and Smart Glasses For Training and Apprenticeships.

When: Thursday June 10th 2021
Time: 12.30 – 1.00pm

Smart Working
A ground-up introduction to the technology as well as an overview of how Augmented Reality and Smart Glasses can be used to provide a more immersive and effective training experience, resulting in a more memorable experience for the worker, higher rate of knowledge retention, better outcomes and bottom line savings.

Patrick Liddy
Patrick is a qualified Electrical Engineer BEng, CEM, MIEI from UCD, Dublin and holds a diploma in Business from DIT, Dublin. He brought innovation to the electricity market by founding Activation Energy, an energy efficiency software platform working with large energy users, and following an acquisition by Nasdaq listed EnerNOC in 2014, led the company to be the largest Demand Response company both in the Ireland and the UK.

When Patrick first encountered Augmented Reality (AR) Smart Glasses, he was convinced that the technology will change how industry gets work done. In 2017, re-entered the entrepreneurial space founding UtilityAR, an AR software developer which creates Augmented Reality solutions for Utilities, Industry and other organization who manage large portfolios of physical assets. The company now boasts local and multinational clients in the Data Centre, Pharma and Utility sectors.



Topic:  Data Driven VR Simulation For Training. 

When: Thursday June 17th 2021
Time: 12.30 – 1.15

VR for Training and what you can learn from it
The advantages of data driven VR training, the return on your investment and how to get started.

Immersive Technologies Skillnet Niall CampionNiall Campion
Niall Campion is managing director at VRAI.  His background is as an award winning editor, director and visual effects artist working in the film and television industry.
VRAI creates data driven VR simulation training for high hazard environments. Their customers include leading organisations such as the United Nations in Somalia and IAG Cargo in Heathrow Airport. VRAI are currently working with the RAF to codify airmanship behaviour in VR.



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Topic: The Significance Of User Generated AR Compatible 3D Content and How To Get Started.

When: Thursday June 24th 2021
Time: 12.30 – 1.15

The Future of Content
3D digital media technologies such as Augmented Reality are at the early stages of a global market development that over the next five years will have a profound impact on the way we use, consume and capture media. However, one of the biggest roadblocks for AR to become the next computing platform is user-generated content: there is no way for users to create content for AR. In this talk, we will discuss the different alternatives to bring real humans to AR, and what are the efforts to make this as affordable and accessible as possible.

Rafael PagésImmersive Technologies Skillnet Rafael Pages Portrait
Dr. Rafael Pagés is Vologram’s Co-founder and CEO. Rafael has been working in the 3D reconstruction field for more than 10 years, both as an entrepreneur and also as a researcher. Before co-founding the company, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Trinity College, Dublin, where he conducted his main research in free-viewpoint and volumetric video, and computer vision. As the co-founder of Volograms, he was nominated for Enterprise Ireland’s HPSU Founder of the Year Award in 2019.

The Volograms state-of-the-art deep learning algorithms power volumetric 3D reconstructions, multi- view texture mapping, markerless motion capture, temporally coherent sequences and more. In plain English, they democratise 3D content generation!


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Topic: Virtual Production – Building Confidence in Realtime

When: Thursday July 1st 2021
Time: 12.30 – 1.15

Immersive Technologies Skillnet Virtual Production StagePeter Canning is the CEO and Lead Designer at High Res and Eliza McLaughlin is the Creative Producer/ Director with extensive experience in Virtual Production, content curation and producing. Peter and Eliza have worked on a number of Virtual Production projects for the film and television industry of late, specialising in LED, systems specification and integration, content management and optimisation.

Building on over 23 years’ experience High Res specialises in visionary creative, multidisciplinary implementation and practical solutions. We have always been at the forefront of using new and innovative technologies to realise ambitious briefs and to help bring stories to life.

From virtual production, building projection, lighting design and technical consultancy, High Res has been involved in the design and creative direction for world recognised and award winning productions such as Amazon Prime’s Modern Love, Apple TV’s Foundation, the XXII Olympic Winter Games, Sochi, The Best FIFA Football Awards, international touring theatre show Riverdance, the 25th Anniversary, Netflix’s Nightflyers series, RTÉ’s 1916 Centenary Concert, and live broadcasts such as The Pope’s Visit and Dancing with the Stars.




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  • Summer Lunch N' Learns
    3rd June 2021 - 1st July 2021
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm