ExxonMobil Becomes the AREA’s 50th Member

The AREA reached a milestone recently when ExxonMobil became the first oil and gas company, and the 50th member overall, of the alliance.

“Joining the AREA means we can collaborate with fellow technology leaders to further explore immersive technology,” said Adam Wariner, architecture and technology manager, ExxonMobil. “ExxonMobil has been expanding its world-class technology leadership through applications in augmented reality and other emerging technologies, and we are excited about the opportunities to revolutionize the way we work.”

In addition to ExxonMobil, new Contributing Members include Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, and Vuzix. The AREA has also welcomed seven organizations to its ranks of Startup members: Apprentice, Augumenta, HART Influencers, LogistiVIEW, Sarcos Robotics, ThirdEye Gen, and Threesixty Reality

“With each new member that joins, the AREA becomes a more diverse, resourceful, and valued organization,” said Mark Sage, AREA Executive Director. “Our activities and resources will be greatly enhanced by the expertise and insights of these forward-thinking enterprises. The AREA is focused on helping to reduce the barriers to AR adoption and helping to accelerate the enterprise AR ecosystem.”

The AREA’s membership benefits include access to high-quality, vendor-neutral content and participation in various programs to help reduce the adoption of AR within organizations, a research framework to address key challenges shared by all members, discounts for fee-based events, and more. Sponsor members have a direct role in shaping the rapidly expanding AR industry and demonstrate their companies’ leadership and commitment to improving workplace performance.

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