Business leaders in the region will join the Northern Nevada Roundtable of the Council of Supply Chain Professionals (CSCMP) on Thursday, March 19 from 3 to 5 p.m. to discuss the application of Big Data concepts and tour the DRIVE6 3-D Virtual Reality Laboratory, one of only two such facilities in the nation. It is located on the campus of the Desert Research Institute (DRI).
The NNRT event is a tour and presentation on Big Data, a hot buzzword in logistics today, and the folks at DRI will educate attendees on what Big Data is, how it can be used in the ‘real world’ and give a tour of DRIVE6, a 6-sided cube which allows for total 3-D immersion in large, complex data sets. There will be a mixer afterwards.
Dan Oster, Chairman of the NNRT and an instructor at the University of Nevada Reno, says, “This is the one of the best kept secrets in the area and one of the most unique economic development resources in our region. By attending, local business leaders will learn what’s possible and how to start connecting the dots between DRI and their industries.”
What kind of innovative benefits can local business persons expect from the DRIVE6 experience?
AIC Business Development Lead, Brian Speicher says, “Local businesses are already benefiting from the DRIVE6. For example, architectural and industrial design firms are able to walk through planned buildings and facilities before they are built, to determine if the vision of the architects and engineers translates into the desired form and function for the structure.”
Upon stepping into the large, 6-sided cube, attendees can expect to be immersed into a 3-dimensional virtual reality experience. From a walk through a landscape drawn by crayons, to flying above the DRI campus, it is an opportunity for attendees to imagine what benefits they might derive from thinking and working in a virtual space.
Attendees must pre-register online at https://cscmp.org/nonv/event/big-data-and-drive6-cave-tour-dri-desert-research-institute. Registration will be open until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18. There is a $10 fee for non-members, $5 for members. This event is open to the media.