Convergence, How the World Will be Painted with Data

Brainwave CEO Tony Hodgson in Charlie Fink’s Convergence, How the World Will be Painted with Data
Convergence, How the World Will be Painted with Data by AR/VR consultant, speaker and Forbes columnist tells the story of Augmented Reality (AR), a new technology that’s already seeping into every smartphone and every workplace. AR’s merger with new 5G and AI technologies will unleash a wave of innovation that will enable wearable, invisible, latency-free and ubiquitous computing. The book uses a kind of mobile AR called “marker AR” to allow readers to use their smartphone to bring pages to life, demonstrating with art and entertainment how the world, and every person, place, and thing, will be painted with data.
Tony was honored to contribute to the book, authoring the Privacy, Ethics and Unintended Consequences chapter. In the chapter, Tony provides insight and perspective on hardware and software technologies that are enabling nearly super-human perception and communication but also giving rise to serious privacy and ethics concerns and opens doorways to dangerous new security threats. He provides practical guidance for addressing privacy and gives examples of industry leaders are working diligently to help consumers and business users of AR better understand and control data privacy, safety, and security risks.

Brainwaive to Lead Security Session at AREA and DMDII Workshop

Brainwaive will be leading the Security Session at the AREA and DMDII (Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute) Workshop on the future of Augmented Reality (AR) in the industrial setting, to be held 7-8 February in Chicago. The event provides an opportunity for manufacturers and AR providers to openly discuss the unique challenges and applications of AR technology in an industrial setting and will feature a showcase of cutting-edge AR technology in addition to speakers, a panel discussion on change management led by AREA, and interactive sessions on AR safety led by Boeing and security led by Brainwave LLC.

Participants also will review and discuss the new “Augmented Reality Statements of Need” which can serve as blueprints for companies looking to make investments in this area. The current statements of needs have been adapted from the initial hardware and software functional requirements developed and presented at the 2017 AR Workshop by Lockheed Martin, Procter & Gamble, and Caterpillar, which was covered in Industry Week.

Tony Hodgson, Bob LaBelle and Frank Cohee will facilitate the session that will frame the AR security challenge in the enterprise and provide in-depth insight and perspective on the current state of AR security. Through an interactive dialogue with participants, this session will explore the challenges and identify ideas that can help enable businesses address and enhance their AR security and deal with complex and important data security issues in their project planning, speeding funding and deployments and improving the business impact of their programs.

For additional information or to register for this event, please complete this form.  Registration deadline is February 2, 2018.


Brainwaive to Chair the AREA Security Committee

The Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance (AREA) has selected Brainwaive to chair its new Security Committee.  AREA is the only global member-based organization dedicated to widespread adoption of interoperable AR-enabled enterprise systems.

“It is an honor to chair the AREA Security Committee,” says Tony Hodgson, Brainwaive CEO. “AR in the enterprise provides great opportunity to companies for increased efficiencies, increased safety and innovation, but along with these tremendous benefits comes increased concern about security threats to the enterprise, its customers and partners. Security in the enterprise and addressing and mitigating those risks is the focus, expertise and passion of Brainwaive. We look forward to working with AREA and alongside members of the Security Committee to address these challenges.”

The AREA Security Committee will focus on current and anticipated future security risks associated with the use of AR enabled wearable and mobile devices in enterprise environments. Under its charter it will identify, classify and prioritize known and anticipated security risks aligned with the the AREA Security Protocol; develop and disseminate security mitigation recommendations and best practices to enterprises, device manufacturers, systems integrators, operators and organizations overseeing enterprise security; identify education and training programs for capacity building and skill development to enterprises, device manufacturers, systems integrators, operators and organizations overseeing enterprise security; and propose research projects and programs to document, inform and increase awareness of security risk and risk mitigation techniques and measures.

Visit the AREA website to learn more and to become a member.