Portico Studios to Offer First Demonstrations of Groundbreaking, Data-Driven Virtual Reality Employee Training Solutions
Portico Prepares for Demos at HR Technology Conference
As Company Secures Initial Seed Funding and Adds VR
and Enterprise-Software Leaders to Advisory Board
Combining the engagement and immersion of virtual reality with performance-based employee training, Portico Studios has created a signature VR-based training tool that it will unveil during the upcoming HR Technology Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas, the company announced today.
Portico Studios has also closed a seed round of funding, bringing total investment to nearly $600,000, which will allow the company to launch a remarkable evolution in employee training and development – a VR-based simulation that incorporates voice-recognition and proprietary AI technology.
Portico is in discussions with a global leader in luxury resorts to launch a pilot program for its training system, which features elements of role play and game design, resulting in higher levels of user engagement and an increased motivation to learn.
The Portico Studios VR performance training system allows unprecedented customization and flexibility, delivering measurable, data-rich results captured by Portico’s analytic engine – and aimed at creating quantifiable, lasting improvement in employees at all levels.As Portico Studios grows in the innovative field of VR-driven performance training, the company also announced that it is expanding its group of formal advisers.
Darrell Rodriguez, former CEO of CastAR and president of LucasArts, will join Dave Shreiner, director of VR at Unity Labs, as advisers to Portico, and will provide guidance to Portico’s leadership team, including CEO and co-founder Franklin Alioto; and COO and co-founder Jeff Meador.
Alioto and Meador founded Portico Studios in 2016 to expand the horizons of virtual reality. The company’s focus on performance-based employee training allows Portico to build on decades’ worth of experience in interactive content and enterprise solutions. Portico Studios’ training system initially targets the high-growth global hospitality industry, and can be customized to meet training needs for both front-line employees and executive leadership in virtually any employee group in any industry.
“People learn best in immersive, engaging environments that provide real-time feedback and allow them to be active participants,” Alioto said. “Our VR technology solution lets employees see exactly how adjusting their behavior improves outcomes, and offers a training experience unlike any other.”
Meador added: “Virtual reality training can lead to increased employee confidence and productivity, which brings about improvements that can be monitored, tracked and analyzed. We’re at the forefront of technology that improves performance while engaging employees in a fun, exciting way they’ve never experienced before.”
Portico Studios will debut its VR training package exclusively at its booth during the HR Technology Conference and Exposition, which takes place Oct. 10 to Oct. 13 in Las Vegas. Demonstrations will be held on an appointment-only, space-available basis.