Index AR Solutions was on hand recently when Alfred University’s Inamori School of Engineering hosted the second annual AUenergy Symposium. The event featured technology demonstrations, panel discussions and student poster sessions centered around the theme of “Overcoming Challenges Faced by the Global Energy Ecosystem.”
Scott Sommers, senior vice president at Index, joined representatives of regional utility companies, businesses, area high schools and other stakeholders at the symposium to discuss the latest sustainable energy solutions.
Sommers participated in a panel discussing the use of next-generation technologies for energy systems, including augmented and virtual reality, UAVs, and blockchain.
Sommers explored how Index is helping major utilities by combining the power of AR with eBooks to create highly experiential teaching and field reference solutions that feature rich visual, auditory and tactile elements.
Capturing the knowledge and best practices demonstrated by utility veterans, the solutions from Index help maximum human performance in new workers – placing the valuable perspectives, experiences and stories of experts at their fingertips for reference and inspiration,
The panel was moderated by John Simmins, director of Research and Economic Development, Alfred University. Fellow panelists included Vivian Sultan, senior business analyst at Southern California Edison and professor at California State University, Los Angeles; and Chris Kuntz, vice president of Marketing, Augmentir.
The symposium was sponsored by Alfred University, the Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology, Corning Inc., and FuzeHub.