Augmented Business: Energy, Oil & Gas, Renewables and Utilities

30 August 2016

#hellodigital is hosting the ‘Augmented Business Week’, a week long exhibition showcasing Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). From 29 August – 2 September, each day includes seminars focused on particular business sectors plus a hands-on exhibit.

Tuesday 30 August Energy, Oil & Gas, Renewables and Utilities

How are these key sectors using Augmented and Virtual Reality? Energy Partnership Scotland will be demonstrating training opportunities with their Immersive Reality experience for Working at Height and a Virtual Welding kit!

Linknode will show how mobile 3D visualisation apps and services with a specialism in the convergence of location, sensors, devices and model data for geospatial augmented reality.

Soluis Group will demonstrate how plans and drawings can be augmented to give those reviewing them a 3D experience using an app on their tablet or smartphone. Collectively we will explore a variety of current applications in the public domain that have shown how AR and VR have been used to improve safety, enhance training, and engage customers.

Tickets and Timing

When you register, please select either Group 1 or Group 2:

Group 1: Attend 13:30-16:00

13:30-14:30 Hands-on access to the exhibition
14:30-15:00 Networking and refreshments
15:00-16:00 Symposium

Group 2: Attend 14:30-17:00

14:30-15:00 Networking and refreshments
15:00-16:00 Symposium
16:00-17:00 Hands-on access to the exhibition

Watch online 15:00-16:00

Every daily seminar will be available to watch live online – register to ‘watch online’ for details.


Dr Crispin Hoult has a Geomatics degree and PhD (Large-Scales Spatial Data Management) from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne. In 2011, Crispin founded Linknode to change the way geographic data is delivered and understood – from a map background to using real-world augmented reality for better, contextual decision-making. In previous lives, Crispin was technical lead on geospatial projects including the digital production of plans at the Irish Land Registry and developing the Scottish Government e-Planning initiatives. He was also a founding director of the first online property information site

Jim Brown is the Director of Scotland’s colleges Energy Skills Partnership which was established to provide the link between industry, government and its agencies and Scotland’s colleges whilst supporting colleges in the development and delivery of programmes to meet the energy sector’s skills needs. Jim has a wealth of experience in the energy industry with roles including Head of the Whitlock Energy Collaboration Centre at Carnegie College and Head of Renewables at Energy and Utility Skills. Jim was also seconded into Scottish Government to develop and deliver the Renewable Energy Skills Framework for Action.

When: Tuesday 30 August

Times: 13:30 - 17:00 hrs

Where: #hellodigital, An Lochran, 10 Inverness Campus IV2 5NA

Cost: Free

To book your place, book here

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