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Making immersive technologies a reality for public services

Thursday 25 March 2021

A Perspectives Live event from Civica

From Augmented Reality (AR) apps on our smartphones, to virtual training using VR, immersive technologies are increasingly entering our daily lives. Already there are 171million active Virtual Reality (VR) users around the world, with 77% of millennials willing to use AR and VR in their daily lives.

Perspectives from Civica outlined how this technology is starting to make an impact, but beyond ‘Iron Man’ and Pokémon Go, can immersive technologies really enhance public services? Join our event as we discuss the potential and challenges with leaders and innovators across public services. 

On the agenda: 


Helen Olsen Bedford, UKAuthority


Is immersive tech a good fit public services?
Angela Eagers, Research Director Emerging Technologies, TechMarketView


Making immersive technologies accessible by default
Tony Colson, Director of IT, Sense


Virtual insanity: Initial steps to delivering a positive impact for housing providers
Gavin Smart, CEO, Chartered Institute of Housing


Speaker Q&A


Panel Discussion: How can we make immersive technologies a reality for public services?

  • Helen Olsen Bedford, UKAuthority (Chair)
  • Liz O’Driscoll, Head of Innovation, Civica
  • Ben Edmonds, IT Programme & Business Change Manager, London Legacy Development Corporation
  • Hugh Sullivan, CEO, Immersity
  • Kevin O’Malley, Innovation Lead/ SBRI Lead, InnovateUK


Close and wrap up - Helen Olsen Bedford, UKAuthority

Download your copy of Perspectives* volume 1 (Extending our Reality) to learn more.


This event is designed specifically for the public sector - please register using your public sector email address. Please note that registrations from personal email addresses will be rejected.

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