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Online Dialogue: Challenges of Remote Working - Extended Reality


DATE: MARCH 16th, 2021

Challenges of Remote Working
Extended Reality

Online Dialogue, March 16th 2021, 16:00-18:00 CET

Extended Reality (XR) can help create more personal experiences in remote working. Leaders, challenged by Covid-19 restrictions, are starting to implement XR technologies to stay in contact with staff in ways that go beyond Zoom and GoToMeeting. XR promises to recreate more dynamic environments, help drive co-creation, as well as generate ideas over coffee.

This Dialogue takes a deep dive into:

  • The benefits of using Virtual Reality in remote working;
  • Holographic telepresenceand what it can do for business; and
  • The risks and responsibilities to consider.

Join our third LIVING INNOVATION Online Dialogue here and

  1. Learn about key immerse technologies;
  2. See how companies are using XR and holographic telepresence tofacilitate remote work; and
  3. Explore the risks and responsible use of these technologies


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The Dialogue adresses you as: 

As a leader, you have to choose the appropriate technologies quickly to ensure your team stays productive. Immerse technologies are new for many, and this Dialogue will provide an overview that will help you to make decisions on their use.

Remote working requires a broad range of technologies and organisational changes. Learn more about the challenges as well as your target group’s needs, and network with other experts and entrepreneurs.

The future smart home office is a key example of Responsible Innovation. Become part of a network of experts, practitioners and policy makers to co-design the future of work.


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Extended Reality in Remote Working

Simon Benson is Co-Founder of Realised Realities, a specialist XR consultancy. Previously Director of Sony's Immersive Technology Group, Simon was instrumental in the creation of PlayStation Virtual Reality.

Larry O’Reilly is CEO at ARHT Media Inc, which specialises in holographic solutions and is global leader in two-way, real time HoloPresence communication.

Armen Ovanessoff is Principal Director at Accenture Research. An expert on the risks and responsible use of virtual reality, Armen’s research insights regularly feature in tier-1 economics and business publications.

Facilitated by Svetlana Ivanova, Researcher at ISINNOVA - the Institute of Studies for the Integration of Systems and André Martinuzzi, Coordinator of the LIVING-INNOVATION project and Head of the Institute for Managing Sustainability at WU Vienna.  

The keynote presentations will be followed by in-depth conversations on:

  • Holographic solutions and HoloPresence communication
  • The business case for using VR
  • Risks and challenges of VR

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What we read

As remote working is the new normal, virtual reality is emerging as a new opportunity to engage with colleagues and partners. How virtual reality and augmented reality will transform businesses and the economy is discussed in this report (PwC). 
As the working environment is changing, leadership skills have to be adapted as well. This article (MIT Sloan Management Review) discusses the critical aspects for the multimodal future of leadership.
Extended Reality (XR), including a collection of technologies, will transform our future. This report (IBM) discusses how XR will impact the working environment.