Alexandre Pestov, MBA
Abstract: Increasingly advanced holographic technologies present new opportunities for municipalities, utility companies and pipeline operators. Different areas such GIS, 3-D mapping, VOIP communications, video streaming, equipment databases and are positioned to merge into a unified productivity application that will impact how municipalities, public utilities and utility service providers implement project planning and field work for maintenance, repair and infrastructure expansion.
This presentation reviews the latest in holographic visualizations and the opportunities it presents to leverage current GIS systems investments and prepare for future enhancements. Additionally, it looks at the disparate technologies that can contribute to the unified utilities management solution. The resulting system combines object holograms with object-specific data information to help field technicians understand the infrastructure they need to service while on-site, hands-free and connected to their peers and colleagues.
Given the highly visual and interactive aspects of mixed reality technology, the presentation will include video clips of different types of computer-generated visualization, examples of mixed reality-GIS integration and a hand-on demonstration of this emerging holographic utility visualization technology. It is a dynamic and highly interactive (live holograms) presentation that gives the audience a glimpse into the future of their industry, as it is expected to be 5-10 years from now.
Bio: Alec is an accomplished productivity expert and IT professional with over 15 years of global management consulting and information technology and service delivery experience operating in senior management roles in multiple industries including outsourcing, financial services, retail, manufacturing and distribution. He is also an experienced entrepreneur with 3 previous successful startups.
Alec holds an MBA degree with specialization in Macro Economics and Strategic Management from the Schulich School of Business at York University. He has keen interest in visualization and GIS technology.