Safer with XR: Implementing Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in Manufacturing and Corporate Operations

Join Lee Barnes, Vice President of Business Development at FreeRangeXR, and Scott Burkey, Technology Fellow, XR with WestRock as they discuss implementation of emerging technologies, with a focus on safety. Lee and Scott will discuss the challenges, best practices, and benefits of incorporating (AR) augmented reality in manufacturing. Scott will share the challenges he faced implementing XR programs at WestRock, as well as lessons learned and outcomes. Lee will discuss some of the cutting-edge solutions FreeRangeXR has developed for clients like BMW, Google, Draeger, and Raymond Corporation. Learn how you can implement XR solutions at your workplace, while increasing retention in your behavior based safety and upskilling training programs.


Lee BarnesLee Barnes
Vice President of Business Development, FreeRangeXR
Lee Barnes heads the Business Development efforts at FreeRangeXR. Lee is an emerging technologies advocate working in VR, AR, XR, MR, 3D Spatial, Metaverse projects. Lee will be hosting the podcast and provide an overview of FreeRangeXR's offering to the safety community

Scott BurkeyScott Burkey
Technology Fellow, XR - WestRock
Scott Burkey is a Technology Fellow at WestRock, a global manufacturing and consumer packaging company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. He takes a pragmatic approach to implementing new ways of making training more effective and supporting front-line workers. Having worked as a software developer for over 20 years for brands like CNN, TBS/TNT and Coca-Cola, Scott now champions new technologies in the manufacturing industry which he believes will be one of the biggest adopters of augmented and virtual reality.
Prior to WestRock, Scott delivered VR products for the National Basketball Association. He serves in an advisory capacity to startups and nonprofits. Scott is a United States Marine Veteran that enjoys running and backpacking with his wife and 4 children in Atlanta, Georgia.

Duration: 1 Hour

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