Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance

Meet the Team

AREA Leadership

The AREA vision and direction is guided by its members. The organization is supported by a team of professionals that maintains the AREA resources and member portal. This team delivers AREA programs to our members and amplifies our work to the worldwide tech community.

Steering Committee Members

Brian Vogelsang

Brian Vogelsang

AREA Steering Committee Member

Sr. Director, Product Management, Qualcomm’s XR Business Group

Brian Vogelsang is Senior Director of Product Management for Qualcomm’s XR business group, where he is responsible for strategy and partnerships globally. Brian is a 20 year veteran of the wireless industry who believes that XR is the next evolution in mobile computing, and is passionate about making it happen. Prior to his current role in XR he spent 5 years developing hardware and software connectivity products for industrial and consumer IoT.

Christine Perey

Christine Perey

AREA Secretary

President, PEREY Research & Consulting

Christine Perey is the founder and principal analyst of PEREY Research & Consulting. She provides highly strategic research, business- and market-building related services with an emphasis on building robust strategies leading to the successful introduction and widespread adoption of Augmented Reality products and services.

Christine’s partnership with leading firms, universities, experts and users brings a total view of the landscape in which your products and services will compete. She advises vendors, technology and application providers, research institutes and network operators on the design, launch and operation of AR and IoT technologies.

Daniel J. McPeters

Daniel J. McPeters

AREA Steering Committee Member

Advanced Technologies Research Lead, Newport News Shipbuilding

Dan McPeters is delivery owner for advance technology research at Newport News Shipbuilding. Dan has over 15 years of shipbuilding experience, ranging from naval nuclear systems design, secure network build-out and delivery, and information technology application and toolset development. He is the leading expert at NNS in Augment Reality (AR) capabilities, AR vendor platforms, and custom AR solutions that aid the shipbuilder and engineer in naval construction.

Dan owns and executes the roadmap for a broad aperture of applied research into Machine Learning (ML), Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Industrial Internet of Things (IIot), and cloud solutions.

Gan Wang, Ph.D.

Gan Wang, Ph.D.

AREA Steering Committee Member

VP, Systems Engineering Ecosystem, Dassault Systèmes (3DS)

Gan provides leadership for 3DS’ collaboration with the systems engineering communities and represents the company in industry associations and standardization bodies.

He is an established leader in systems engineering with decades of experience in developing software-intensive systems.  Gan’s areas of specialty include systems engineering processes, system and enterprise architecture, design reuse methodology, cost estimating and analysis, and multi-criteria decision support methods.

Marc Schuetz

Marc Schuetz

AREA Steering Committee Member

Vice President Product Management, PTC

Marc Schuetz is VP of Vuforia Product Management at PTC where he is responsible for the strategy and roadmap of the Vuforia Studio Suite.

Marc joined PTC Product Management in 2011, working on the development of the PTC Creo Options Modeler, Unite Technology and the Performance Advisor for PTC Creo – PTC’s first smart connected product. He was instrumental in developing PTC’s point of view on the Digital Twin and participated in the development of Vuforia View, a component of the Vuforia Studio Suite.

Marc began his career with PTC Germany in 2005.

Michael Leone

Michael Leone

AREA Steering Committee Member

Director Commercial AR/VR, Lenovo

Michael Leone is the Director of Lenovo’s Commercial AR/VR project, a hardware and software incubation start-up within Lenovo. Michael has worked in the software business for 25 years, beginning as a government consultant for Oracle. Early on, he had great experiences at two Java startups focusing on enterprise mobility and virtual machines that shipped in over 200 million phones. He joined Motorola in 2006, leading teams creating designer/developer tools, SVG engines, user experiences and a 3DUI engine. More recently, he was COO for Core Technologies and AR startup Paracosm.

Paul Davies

Paul Davies

AREA President

Technical Fellow, Boeing

Paul Davies is an Electrical Engineer, and an Associate Technical Fellow in the Advanced Production Systems group in Boeing Research & Technology. He joined the company in 2003 as an intern, and has worked on multiple government and production programs, and both internal and external research projects. He is currently the principle investigator for technology development projects in Augmented Reality, Machine Vision and Advanced Visualization techniques in the manufacturing domain.

 

AREA Team

James Cassidy

James Cassidy

AREA Editor and Content Manager

Consultant, Cassidy & Co.

Jim supports the AREA by developing content strategy, authoring original and thought leadership content, editing content from members and third parties, and producing newsletters. A freelance marketing communications writer, Jim has operated his own company, Cassidy & Co., since 1990. Some of his notable writing credits include: annual reports for Biogen and PTC; executive speechwriting for EMC and Sun Life Financial; video scripting for Staples and MIT; website content for NTT DATA and Waters Corp.; and the voice-over script for C3PO in the international exhibit, Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination.

Katie Hart

Katie Hart

Director of Marketing

As Director of Marketing, Katie works closely with the marketing team to lead, strategize, and execute marketing programs for AREA, BPM+ Health, CISQ, and Responsible Computing. She leans on her experiences from the SaaS, technology, and manufacturing industries to bring dynamic perspectives & support membership initiatives.

Contact information: Katie can be contacted at the OMG’s main office number at +1-781-444-0404 Ext. 149 or by email at [email protected].

Mark Sage

Mark Sage

AREA Executive Director

Founder and Managing Director, Sagey11, Ltd.

Mark Sage is the founder and managing director of Sagey11 Ltd. His company provides strategic and operational consulting on marketing and business development, focusing on building lasting partnerships especially for technology start-up and scale-up companies. He has worked with and led various alliances and associations primarily in the mobile operating system space (including Tizen Association and Symbian Foundation).

With a focus on building long-term relationships and offering value and ROI for its members, his goal is to develop a robust and active ecosystem for AR within the enterprise.

Michael Koshgarian

Michael Koshgarian

Account Executive

Michael is an Account Executive at OMG and responsible for memberships and sponsorships for the AREA community.

Will Sage

Will Sage

Social Media Specialist

Will is the Social Media & Marketing Specialist for the Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance (AREA). His focus is on promoting content and adding value for its members through social media engagement.