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What’s next for 5G and wireless? How is AR/VR changing the way we learn and experience new things? Explore these topics and more at IoT Demo Night!

Reserve your spot now for IoT Demo Night on October 14th. This event features 65+ exhibitors, high-energy speakers, live demos, food and drink, and more.


Adapt or Die: Dinosaurs, Museums, and AR
Brad MacDonald

Virtual and Augmented Reality are transforming museums from static displays of relics into interactive, living experiences. Brad McDonald demonstrates how internationally renowned entities like the Hirshhorn and Smithsonian are reinventing the museum experience with AR – evolving dinosaurs (and their museum homes) into the 21st century.

Brad MacDonald is a designer, game developer, narrative designer, and adjunct professor in the Parsons BFA/MFA Design and Technology programs. Over the course of his career, he’s been the art director or lead artist on over 100 video games and designed everything from apps to hot air balloons for small clients and Fortune 500 corporations.

Augmented & Virtual – The Reality of Future Work
Michael Thomas

While there are many, many use cases across AR/VR for Intelligent Realities, the core of the concept is reality itself. IoT digitizes reality, and there are various types of reality tech that can improve workers’ realities. But rather than just pursuing the latest gee-whiz tech, the first step should be defining the business problems that can be solved. Then, the reality tech can be appropriately chosen – maybe an AR headset, or maybe just a phone. Or spatial AR – projected light.

Michael Thomas, a patent holding Systems Architect at SAS, focuses on the intersection of IoT, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Artificial Intelligence. He has published multiple times this year on reality technologies for the enterprise, including an article published by the Industrial Internet Consortium, “Intelligent Realities For Workers: Using Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Beyond.” In addition to these and other articles, he has authored three books on programming topics. He has worked at SAS for fifteen years architecting, developing, and marketing software. He leads SAS’s support of North Carolina youth chess.

This event is free and open to the public, but please register to keep up to date on important details!

Please note that this event will start immediately after All Things Open daytime programming ends.