Ken Fast

Principal Engineer, Electric Boat Corporation

Ken Fast is a Principal Engineer at Electric Boat, a division of General Dynamics. Electric Boat designs and builds nuclear submarines for the US Navy. 25 years ago Ken led the introduction of virtual reality and large scale CAD visualization for ship design. The electronic mockup program he helped develop became the model for all following naval ship classes and carried over to commercial ship design. He currently works on development of advanced design and manufacturing technologies for submarine production and sustainment, working with virtual reality, augmented reality, and computer vision. Ken is actively involved with the National Shipbuilding Research Program. He was named an ACM Distinguished Engineer in 2012. Ken grew up building wooden boats in the backyard and is a second generation engineer at Electric Boat. He is a graduate of WPI with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.


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My Sessions

AR for Industrial Applications

Room B4

By implementing augmented reality, smart companies are able to deliver important business information on demand and at the time of need in the user’s field of vision. This expert panel will discuss the opportunities and challenges of enterprise AR, share real world use cases and shed light on the truth and myths of augmented reality user experience, ROI and speed-to-delivery.

Work Track