July 18, 2022 – The Augmented Enterprise Summit (AES), an enterprise-focused event where organizations can learn how to adopt and scale augmented, virtual and mixed reality (AR/VR/MR – collectively XR) and find immersive solutions to their business problems, will this year be hosting its in-person conference in San Diego, California from October 18-20.
The 2022 event will feature a speaker lineup that includes Fortune 1000 technology leaders who are driving the use of XR and related emerging technologies across the workplace. Speakers from companies such as Amazon, Bank of America, Boeing, Chevron, Coca-Cola, Colgate-Palmolive, FedEx, GM, Nestlé, Porsche, State Farm, Walmart, Wendy’s, and more are already confirmed.
AES began in 2015, by which point Google Glass had already been labeled a “failure”. However, at the same time, XR technology was starting to demonstrate a growing number of use cases across industries such as aerospace, airline, field service, and others, which saw some of the first augmented reality proof of concepts in enterprise being created. According to AES, its team developed close relationships with many of these early adopters of AR, and invited them to speak at the very first AES (then called the Enterprise Wearable Technology Summit).
AES stated that since then it has played a key role in the advancement of XR in enterprise, and refers to this as “the AES effect” – whereby Fortune 1000s choose AES to share how they’re using XR across their organizations, inspiring attendees, who return to their own companies after each event and begin pilot projects of their own. Some of those attendees in turn eventually speak at AES themselves about their use cases, and the cycle continues. The event also provides an opportunity for hardware and software providers to get feedback from end users and hear what enterprises really need from XR devices and vendors.
This year, the 9th AES will take place over three days at the newly renovated Town & Country Hotel Resort in San Diego. The AES conference is also fully dedicated to enterprise XR, where the program and expo are curated for enterprise end users and enterprises make up 80% of the audience, according to the event organizers.
As part of this careful curation, the AES expo will showcase AR smart glasses, MR/VR headsets, body-worn sensors, exoskeletons/exosuits, and other connected devices ready for deployment today, along with the platforms and technologies that power them. Early confirmed exhibitors include Lenovo, Snapdragon (Qualcomm), PTC, Campfire, ArborXR, Librestream, RealWear, TeamViewer, HPE, VMware, and more.
In addition to a range of immersive technologies being showcased, AES will feature case studies and deep discussions on immersive applications such as remote support, collaboration, work instructions, training, design, marketing, safety, and sales. Additional topics being covered at the event will include cybersecurity, enabling technologies (AI, ML, 5G, edge computing), wearables, the Metaverse (digital twins, NFTs, avatars, etc.), and other IIoT technologies.
AES is a cross-industry event and around 750 attendees from organizations at every stage of digital transformation are expected to attend this year, including senior leaders in digital technology, operations, training, EHS, IT, customer experience, and more from companies like 3M, American Express, Amerisure Insurance, BMW, Clorox, Delta Air Lines, Home Depot, Penske, Sysco, and Target.
Early bird tickets are currently available on the AES 2022 website, with 1 day, 2 day and 3 day passes costing USD $399, $699 and $799 respectively. These prices will increase August 29 to $599, $899 and $1,099 respectively, and organizers say that the event is expected to sell out this year.
For more information on the Augmented Enterprise Summit and to download the brochure, click here.
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Sam is the Founder and Managing Editor of Auganix. With a background in research and report writing, he has been covering XR industry news for the past five years.