Agenda Day 2

8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration & Coffee


Dr Frank Guan

Assistant Professor, Information and Communications Technology Cluster
Singapore Institute of Technology

Increasing Training ROI

9:10 am - 9:50 am Implementing Immersive Technologies to Enable Remote, Simultaneous and Cost-Effective Training

Chris Chung - Innovations & Strategic Projects Director, Digital, Wärtsilä
  • Enhancing trainers’ productivity through management of multiple trainings simultaneously and across various locations
  • Enabling trainees to prepare for the nuances of the work environment prior to commencement of actual, on-site work
  • Reducing training time and cost by accommodating training programmes to a larger number of trainees at any one point in time

Chris Chung

Innovations & Strategic Projects Director, Digital

9:50 am - 10:30 am Melbourne Water Case Study: Sewer Walk Simulator – A Fully Immersive Training System

Scott McMillan - Safety Manager, Technology and Innovation, Melbourne Water
Asset engineers that are in charge of designing sewer and underground assets are never given the opportunity to actually see what it’s like to work underground. Traditional training methods do not give people the understanding of the hazards of working in the sewer network. As such, Melbourne Water has developed a Sewer Walk Simulator, in which users can be lowered into a virtual sewer to walk, see, hear, feel, and even smell what it’s like to be in their sewer network.
  • Understanding how the simulator is used to help users in identifying potential hazards of the environment
  • Utilising a randomised system and different emergency scenarios for training different users
  • Overcoming risks in adoption as well as challenges and barriers in building the simulator

Scott McMillan

Safety Manager, Technology and Innovation
Melbourne Water

10:30 am - 10:50 am Group Networking Session

10:50 am - 11:20 am Morning Refreshments & Networking Break

Structured to maximise interaction and in-depth focus on a topical subject matter, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in two roundtable sessions of their choice, which has close relevance to their area of expertise and/or scope of responsibility. There will be 2 rotations at 50-minutes each.

Harnessing the Potential of Immersive Technology


John Masud Parvez

Chief Information Officer
Hoan My Medical Corporation


Sven Norris

President, Singapore Chapter
VR/AR Association

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Networking Lunch

Building a Safe-to-Fail Training Environment

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm Incorporating Scenario-Based, Immersive Training for Crisis Management Training in High Risk Environments

  • Creating various probable emergency scenarios using immersive technology for response training
  • Familiarising trainees with standard operations and procedures in managing a particular crisis
  • Exposing trainees to close-to-real emergency situations where their responses will not impact real-life situations

2:40 pm - 3:20 pm Leveraging on Immersive Tools for the Safe Practice of Potentially Dangerous Procedures

  • Utilising immersive technologies to mitigate risks and ensure no impacts on real processes
  • Allowing room for mistakes to be made as part of the learning processes
  • Enabling mastery of high-risk skills or techniques through rehearsed learning

3:20 pm - 3:50 pm Afternoon Refreshments & Networking Break

Enhancing Productivity & Performance

3:50 pm - 4:30 pm Utilising Immersive Tools to Train and Aid Healthcare Practitioners in Their Day-To-Day Operations for Better Quality of Care

Sabrina Koh - Campus Director, Sengkang General Hospital (SKH), SingHealth Duke-NUS Institute of Medical Simulation, Sengkang Health
  • Merging virtual images and information with an operator’s surrounding environment for improved access to information and enhanced efficiency
  • Leveraging on wearable immersive devices to perform expert-assisted maintenance or repair tasks without the need of clear understanding of the standard operating procedures
  • Improving productivity through real-time access to valuable information from various sources in the workplace

Sabrina Koh

Campus Director, Sengkang General Hospital (SKH), SingHealth Duke-NUS Institute of Medical Simulation
Sengkang Health

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Evading Abortive Work through Deployment of Immersive Technologies for Early Planning and Detection of Errors

Gerard Teo - Head of IDA VR, ID Architects
  • Leveraging on immersive tools to assist in accurate planning and testing before the commencement of a specific project
  • Implementing immersive technologies to improve communication during handover processes and avoid re-works or modification requests
  • Driving cross-site collaboration between different teams through experiential visualisation

Gerard Teo

Head of IDA VR
ID Architects

5:00 pm - 5:10 pm Chairman’s Closing Remarks & End of Conference