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HR Happy Hour 308 - How Virtual Reality Will Change Workplace Training in 2018

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HR Happy Hour 308 - How Virtual Reality Will Change Workplace Training in 2018

Host: Steve Boese

Guest: Derek Belch, CEO & Founder, STRIVR

This week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve is joined by Derek Belch, Founder and CEO of STRIVR, a Palo Alto firm that uses innovative Virtual Reality technology for workplace training and improved performance.

On the show Derek explained the key concepts of Virtual Reality, how it differs from Augmented Reality, and provided a framework for HR and workplace leaders to understand VR, and how it can be deployed in workplace and workforce training and learning contexts. 

He also shared the story of his company STRIVR, from their beginnings working with collegiate football programs as well as other professional teams, to some of their current work on the corporate training and development space, including their massive partnership with Walmart,

Derek did a great job of explaining VR, how the technology works, how it applies to training, the particular training scenarios where VR makes a great fit, and how HR and training organizations can get started with incorporating VR technologies into their training and development portfolios.

This was a really interesting and enlightening conversation - thanks to Derek for joining us.

Learn more about STRIVR at www.strivr.com.

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