SAE 2014 Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Technologies Symposium

November 18-19, 2014

Dearborn/Detroit, Michigan, USA

The Henry

Keynote Presentations

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Andy Lowery Andy Lowery
President, DAQRI

Andy Lowery is an authority on industrial manufacturing and has pioneered the early use of augmented reality in enterprise settings. He has served at the forefront of engineering and operational management in some of the world's most demanding industrial, defense and manufacturing environments. Andy's experience heading the engineering departments of market leading companies brought him to his role as president of DAQRI, where he drives the adoption of 4D solutions within the industrial sector.

Andy most recently held the position of chief engineer and engineering director for Raytheon's Electronic Warfare Systems business, where he was responsible for more than $800 million in annual sales activities. Under his leadership, Raytheon won the U.S. Navy's Next Generation Jammer competition, a program worth an estimated $8 billion. Prior to this role, Andy led the engineering activity for Raytheon's Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems business and served as the chief engineer for a group of the company's multi-billion dollar space programs.

Before joining Raytheon, Andy served as a general manager at M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. ("MACOM"), formerly part of Tyco Electronics, overseeing a commercial electronics product line. He has served 23 years in the U.S. Navy, in both active duty and reserve units, and attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

James Oliver James Oliver
Director of the Virtual Reality Applications Center

Jim is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and the Director of the Virtual Reality Applications Center and the CyberInnovation Institute. He is also co-founder and director of Iowa State University's inter-disciplinary graduate program in Human Computer Interaction.

Oliver's current research, teaching, and economic development activities involve a wide array of human computer interaction technologies, encompassing computer graphics, geometric modeling, virtual reality, and collaborative networks for applications in product development and complex system operation.

Oliver's industry experience includes serving as Vice President of Product Development at Cognicity, Inc. a Twin-Cities startup focused on Internet-based entertainment marketing, and heading product development for Engineering Animation Inc. (NASDAQ:EAII), where he led the creation of a unique Internet-based visual collaboration tool for supply chain integration. Oliver is a Fellow of the ASME, holds three U.S. patents, and is the recipient of numerous professional honors and awards.
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