VR meets
Good Work

What innovative forms of collaboration does virtual reality enable, and how is this technology changing the world of work? On August 21, 2020 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. CREATIVE.NRW in cooperation with the First German Virtual Reality Association (EDFVR) will illuminate the potential of VR for Good Work.

In times of the corona pandemic, digital methods are more in demand in the working world than ever. How can new technologies help to make team work successful despite physical distance? What new forms of collaboration and communication does VR enable? Can VR improve work processes, or are the hurdles of technology still too high? These and other questions will be discussed by experts from the industry together with VR-tested users under the moderation of Lukas Best (EDFVR e.V.). Among others, Ralf Nähring from the company dreiform and Marvin Tekautschitz from WeAre will give an insight into their work with virtual reality. In addition, Dr. Rüdiger Klatt (Research Institute for Innovative Work Design and Prevention, FIAP e.V.) will present a project for the development of a VR-supported coworking model with CoWin. As a participant in the CoWin project, Sarah Dittrich-Schlegel from Evonik Industries will present the company’s VR strategy and report on her experiences.

Speaker

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Sarah Dittrich-Schlegel
Sarah Dittrich-Schlegel is responsible for global HR Marketing at Evonik Industries AG in the HR Talent Management division. Since joining the Group in 2016, she has been particularly concerned with strategic issues relating to the future of work and innovative forms of work.
The graduate economist (Bochum/Toronto) has many years of experience in marketing and communication in the political-strategic and business environment. Before joining Evonik Industries AG, she worked at the Ministry of Economics of North Rhine-Westphalia and as Head of Idea and Innovation Management at the German Institute for Business Administration (DEKRA SE).

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Dr. Rüdiger Klatt

Dr. Rüdiger Klatt has been director of the FIAP (Gelsenkirchen) since 2010. He has been researching and publishing in a responsible position since the 1990s on issues of innovative work design and prevention, the digitalisation of the world of work, the development of services and the export of vocational training. Among other things, he is head of the CoWin project to research, develop and test a virtual reality-based coworking model for commuters.

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Ralf Nähring

Ralf is a carpenter and product designer. Together with Clemens von Gizycki, he founded the interdisciplinary creative agency dreiform in 2001, today a 30-member think tank for innovation and knowledge transfer. A special trademark: user-centred design in the field of tension between people, space and digital expansion. Ralf is the initiator of Salon D, a platform for topics related to creativity and social change, co-founder of the Cologne area and member of ADC and DDC.

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Marvin Tekautschitz

Marvin Tekautschitz is the Co-Founder and COO of WeAre. Prior to founding WeAre, Marvin was Innovation Manager at Innogy Innovation Hub, responsible for developing appropriate investment strategies, analysis and evaluation of promising disruptive technologies and their market potential. At WeAre, Marvin Tekautschitz is responsible for the strategic direction of the company. This includes the development of suitable sales and marketing strategies as well as the development of scalable business processes and the customer and cooperation partner area.

Presenter

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Lukas Best

Lukas Best, born in Toulouse in 1979, studied sports, media and communication sciences at the German Sport University Cologne. After completing his studies, he worked as a freelancer for the WDR (West German Broadcasting Corporation), among other things, and as a recording manager for live productions. Further important steps were further training as a producer at the IHK Berlin and production manager for film and TV productions at the IHK Cologne, before he founded the startup Streamdust.tv UG in 2015, a live streaming platform specialising in the monetization via pay-per-view of live streams and video content. Since then, he has also devoted himself to the use of immersive media such as virtual reality and augmented reality. Since the beginning of 2019, Lukas Best has been the managing director of the EDFVR’s.

About CREATIVE.NRW

CREATIVE.NRW is the network of creative people in NRW. As the competence centre of the state, it is the contact for employees, companies, self-employed people, institutions and local authorities. The CREATIVE.NRW team builds bridges between the creative industries and other sectors, provides information and knowledge, contacts and cooperation. Together with strong partners throughout NRW, the competence centre works to further strengthen the impulses of creative people for innovation and growth in economy and society – and to constantly improve the framework conditions for successful creative work.

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