Craig Olson joins industrial Augmented Reality software provider Taqtile as COO

Augmented Reality News 

February 13, 2023 – Taqtile, a provider of industrial augmented reality (AR) software, has recently announced that longtime SteelSeries executive, Craig Olson, has been named its Chief Operating Officer. Olson, a private equity executive and mobile gaming software and hardware pioneer, joined SteelSeries in 2012 as President of Worldwide Mobile and helped the brand become a dominant global player in gaming accessories, according to Taqtile.

“Craig will be an incredible asset to the senior team and his extensive experience with scaling businesses on a global level comes at an ideal juncture for Taqtile,” said Dirck Schou, Taqtile CEO. “The need for augmented reality software solutions that Taqtile provides in manufacturing, maintenance, and training is expanding at an exponential rate.”

Leveraging augmented reality technology, Taqtile’s ‘Manifest’ software helps to improve operational workflows so that jobs can get done more accurately and consistently. Deskless workers can document maintenance and operational procedures, follow step-by-step work instructions, remotely collaborate with experts, and analyze job performance and history using the Manifest platform.

Craig Olson, Taqtile’s new Chief Operating Officer

“Taqtile’s global business opportunity is immense and likely unprecedented,” commented Olson. “The digitization of the work performed by deskless workers, which is exactly what the Taqtile platform supports, will have a profound impact on nearly every industry.”

According to Taqtile, its Manifest software platform is currently being used by industrial workers around the world at organizations like the U.S. Army, Raytheon, PBC Linear, and Nokia.

Commenting on Taqtile’s solutions, Thomas Mead, Project Manager at the Army Application Laboratory (AAL), said: “Modernization isn’t only about helicopters and drones and the capital platforms. The Army Application Laboratory is excited to continue work with Taqtile on a solution that will actually improve soldiers’ experiences in their routine work. Taqtile’s Manifest platform is a state-of-the-art upgrade to the way soldiers perform preventative maintenance on their vehicles that will save time and money while improving readiness.”

For more information on Taqtile and its augmented reality, 3D visualization, and real-time collaborative communication solutions, please visit the company’s website.

Image credit: Taqtile

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