Damon Hernandez

AEC Hackathon

Executive Director & Founder

Damon works in many areas of the Web3D & XR industries as a designer, developer, advisor, speaker, entrepreneur and executive that has been active in virtual environments and the 3D web for over 20 years. He is passionate about the 3D web’s convergence with other technologies including IoT, GIS, CAD/BIM/CAM, AR/VR, mobile and advises a variety of entities that use these technologies for enterprise focused applications. Since 2007, he has been working closely with various built environment professions on the adoption and use of innovative technologies.

Damon is currently at SIMLAB, where he is working to make property ownership & management more user friendly for owners via digital twins. Previously, he was at Samsung Research America where he focused on making the web browser experience enhanced with immersive web technologies. He is a co-founder of IDEAbuilder, a high tech building company that uses immersive technologies and robotic manufacturing to build more efficiently. He has worked with 3D web and virtual world companies and was acting director of a student initiated organization with the Web3D Consortium, where he worked with the Consortium’s global outreach and education initiatives. He has built numerous mixed reality applications and has lead dozens of research projects in multiple domains.

As founding team member of the Augmented Reality Developer Camps, VR Hackathon, & founder of the AEC Hackathon, he is actively working to help grow the use of innovative technologies.

 What to expect during the event

What is this life changing mashup of technology that has all the tech world buzzing and directly related to the built environment? This talk will take a look at the various technologies shaping the Metaverse and how it will influence, and be influenced by, the built environment, its professionals, and property owners.

- What is the Metaverse (hype vs reality).
- How does it relate to the built environment.
- Why this matters for property owners.
- What technologies of it are currently being used by AECFM industry participants.
- How to get involved.


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