Laval Virtual Days: Paris hosts an edition dedicated to construction and maintenance on May 17

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  • Laval Virtual Days: two conferences on the future of construction and maintenance
  • Round tables moderated by industry experts

With the Laval Virtual Days format, the Laval Virtual association declines its know-how duringinter-professional encounters around specific themes related to VR and AR. For this next edition, they are construction and maintenance which were chosen as the cornerstone of the day. So the 17 may next, the City of Science and Industry will have the opportunity to welcome professionals wishing to find a new dimension in their business strategy. Round tables, testimonials from suppliers and customers, demonstration space… What does this Parisian Laval Virtual Day have in store?



Laval Virtual Days: two conferences on the future of construction and maintenance

The kick off of this new edition of Laval Virtual Days will be given by Benoît Le Pichon. Microsoft's “technical evangelist” will speak on transformations of maintenance professions induced by augmented reality, thanks to HoloLens, and by mixed reality. Frédéric Pedro, CEO of Expert Teleportation, will follow in a conference entitled . Thanks to the expertise of his company, specializing in remote maintenance via connected glasses, Frédéric Pedro will give an overview of what could be the future of maintenance if coupled with augmented and mixed reality technologies.

Round tables moderated by industry experts

Like the program offered during Laval Virtual, round tables are an essential point of Laval Virtual Days. This format allows participants to meet during an exchange led by an expert in the sector. During this edition of May 17, Grégory Maubon, vice-president of the Ra'pro association, will lead the first round table, which will ask the question of the effectiveness of virtual reality and augmented reality as technology facilitating construction operations. At his side, Mehdi Hafsia, Research Engineer at Bouygues Construction, Jérome Sens, market manager at Saint-Gobain Weber, Alexandre Bouchet, director of the Laval Virtual Day partner, CLARTE, and Anthony Hacques, co-founder of Inod, will act as as experts in the sector.




During a second round table, Grégory Maubon will propose to take an interest in the usefulness of virtual reality as a means of preparing for a maintenance operation. Augmented reality will be approached from an angle. Yann Bouju, VR and AR project manager at DCNS, Sébastien Kuntz, CEO of MiddleVR, Philippe David, Innovation and Research project manager at SNCF and Julien Barthes, sales manager at DIOTA will be around the table to give their opinions on customers and users of these technologies.


Finally, the Laval Virtual Day on May 17 will end with a presentation of the demonstrations, allowing participants to take control of the technologies that will, perhaps from tomorrow, reinvent the construction and maintenance sector.



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