Innovative Knowledge Series: Knowledge Reality

This is a past event

18 people went

Price: $15.00 /per person

Ovolo Hotel

6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo NSW, Australia · Sydney

How to find us

At the Hotel Lobby (in the Lo Lounge) or call Marie on 0404 090 110

Location image of event venue

What we'll do

Knowledge Reality: Using virtual reality for knowledge sharing, decision-making and learning

“Virtual reality is the 'ultimate empathy machine.' These experiences are more than documentaries. They're opportunities to walk a mile in someone else's shoes.” - Chris Milk, entrepreneur and immersive artist.

The evolution of virtual reality and augmented reality technologies has pushed them further and further into mainstream adoption. Companies like the Playstation, HTC Vive, Facebook’s Oculus Rift have all received huge interest in their gaming-orientated systems. Meanwhile, enterprise solutions like Microsoft’s Hololens and Google Glass continue to receive less attention outside of IT circles. While much of the media’s attention has focused on gamers, what are the opportunities for knowledge management?

In this session, the NSW KM Forum will explore “Knowledge Reality” - how virtual reality and augmented reality technologies could be applied to use cases that require the transfer of hard to share experiential knowledge or that support decision-making, such as:

• Data visualisation

• Learning and development, and

• Design.

This meetup will assemble a group of virtual and augmented reality specialists - including Michela Ledwidge from Mod Productions, Toby Ellis from 360dgrees, Sophie Bond and Guido Rivai from HASSELL, and Brennan Hatton from Equal Reality - who will bring different perspectives that demonstrate the knowledge management opportunities for these technologies.

About the Speakers:

MC: James Dellow (, Director, Digital Workplace Company ( James is a human-centred designer and a technology strategist, with many years of experience in knowledge management. His speciality is the digital workplace, which he approaches through the lens of people, place and technology. He is also a member of the NSW KM Forum committee (

Michela Ledwidge (, Founder & CEO, Mod Productions (

Michela is co-founder and CEO of studio Mod. She is an artist and director redefining the space between cinema and games. In 2004 she won a NESTA Invention award for 'remixable film', which outlines her vision for playful storytelling and digital culture and continues to underpin her artistic practice. She is co-founder of studio Mod and has been both the creative and technical lead on numerous productions. Michela has been an Internet pioneer since the early 1990s, creating the first website in NSW and setting up the National Library of Australia's first web service, before working on some of the largest internet projects in Europe. She is Vice President, Digital of the Australian Directors Guild and a co-founder of Women in AR & VR Sydney.

Toby Ellis, CEO, 360dgrees (

Toby is the CEO of 360dgrees and is a seasoned leader with over 20 years’ experience in innovation & transformation, customer experience & collaboration technologies across the Asia-Pacific region. The 360dgree unique mixed reality platform provides immersive, interactive experiences which are action orientated for the user, disrupting traditional training pedagogies. With 360dgrees users can be immersed in the environment, including experiencing the consequence without the danger.

Sophie Bond ( and Guido Rivai (, HASSELL (

HASSELL is a leading international design practice with studios in Australia, China, South East Asia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. VR is becoming a tool that we use increasingly to connect, communicate and collaborate both within our design teams and with our clients on the increasingly complex projects they bring to us. Sophie Bond and Guido Rivai will demonstrate how HASSELL uses Enscape and Spot360 VR capabilities as part of our design and decision making process, and how HASSELL intends to implement VR and AR more widely in the future.

Brennan Hatton (, Equal Reality (

Equal Reality provides interactive diversity and inclusion training, through Virtual Reality. Brennan has been building virtual worlds and communities for 10 years, founding his own companies in AR, VR, Game Dev and Edu. Brennan was scouted by Augmented Reality company Meta to be employee number 7. Together they went through internationally acclaimed tech incubator Y-Combinator. Brennan helped nurture Meta’s vibrant global community of more than 1,000 developers and companies in AR innovation, with today’s valuation being in excess of US$300 Million.

RSVP early to avoid disappointment!

So come along and spend some time with like-minded knowledge professionals and practitioners to listen, participate, collaborate and learn.

We look forward to seeing you there for complimentary networking drinks and a stimulating topic discussion.

Instructions: Join us at 5.30pm for complimentary networking drinks in the Lo Lounge (there will be signage from the Hotel lobby to the Lo Lounge). We will then be moving to the Darlo & Paddo Rooms for the presentation.

If you have any issues locating us on the night please call Marie ( on[masked]