Chief Technologist, Strategic Innovation Group, Booz Allen Hamilton
Nirav S. Desai is a Chief Technologist in Booz Allen Hamilton’s Strategic Innovation Group where he leads the firm’s Immersive technology strategy and the firm’s Seattle Innovation Hub. In these roles, he works with corporate innovation labs, government research centers, universities, and startup incubators and accelerators, to identify edge technologies that address challenging use-cases. Through partnership, custom development, and community engagement, he helps migrate gaming experiences to the enterprise, from visualizing medical data in Mixed Reality to undersea mission planning in VR.
Mr. Desai keeps on the cutting edge of technology through serving as a Startup Mentor for TechStars Seattle, a leading startup accelerator, and as an Innovation Co-Chair for the Pacific Northwest Economic Region, with a focus on helping states and municipalities embrace disruption and position for the future economy. He also has an Affiliate Associate Professor appointment with the University of Washington’s Department of Electrical Engineering and is the Chapter President for the VR/AR Association – Seattle.
This presentation provides a high-level roadmap of immersive technologies and roadblocks that will help transform computing and lay out a progression for enterprise adoption from training, to planning, and finally field operations use-cases.