Chief Strategy Officer
As the chief strategy officer of Upskill, Jay is responsible for directing the roadmap of its award-winning Skylight platform and the growth of its ecosystem. A globally recognized enterprise augmented reality and digital workforce transformation speaker and author, Jay coined the term “assisted reality” to describe a non-immersive wearable experience of AR, the most prevalent AR experience for the industrial workforce today.
He is passionate about bringing the digital enterprise to the hands-on workforce in Industry 4.0. A graduate of Tufts University with B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering, Jay has served on the Augmented Reality Enterprise Alliance (AREA) board of directors since its inception.
Augmented reality (AR) is a technology whereby objects in the real-world are “augmented” by computer-generated perceptual information, including visual, auditory and haptic sensations. The primary value of AR is that it brings components of the digital world into a person’s perception of the real world. It can do more than just display data. It can include immersive sensations that are perceived as natural parts of an environment. Manufacturers can use AR to aid product design, preventive maintenance and assembly of complex systems. Already, manufacturers such as Boeing, Ford, BMW, Caterpillar, AGCO and Trumpf are taking advantage of AR in design rooms and on the assembly line. This session explains the technology and what it can do.