James Hayes

Virtual Medical Coaching

James won his first innovation award at 12 years of age in school in Dublin, Ireland. The prize was awarded by the then President, Mary Robinson who inspired him to never think anything was impossible. Since then he has been a New Zealand Innovator of the Year semi-finalist in 2021 and winner of the Microsoft Supreme Prize for developing and implementing innovative, world-first, Virtual Reality training in 2020.

He is the Founder of Virtual Medical Coaching and is reinventing the way healthcare students and employees learn their skills. The simulation solutions they develop combine VR, big data analytics, and artificial intelligence (AI) to allow students to learn complex or dangerous tasks in a safe, immersive, and realistic environment. James is proud to be bringing together New Zealand’s highest level of developers to pioneer this world-class, student-centric healthcare education platform.

5:00pm - 5:30pm CST

Ballroom B Track 2

Using Virtual Reality to Know What Your Learners Know