Ario uses augmented reality to place real-world data in the real world.
Joe Weaver, CEO, Ario
What does a typical day look like for you?
Every work day starts with me at my desk with a cup of coffee checking emails from the night before. Normally halfway through my cup our team is ready for our daily stand up meeting. During our team stand up we briefly cover what work was completed the day before, what work we have to complete today and go over any obstacles we are facing. We have a very talented team and as a group if we face any difficulties or if a team member has one, we band together to find the solution, which normally consists of five guys googling and reading forum posts to find an answer. We all love what we do at Ario and we believe in the product we are making, we don’t know what the future holds for AR but we are excited to shape it with our vision.
What inspired you to start your company?
Our company is trying to help solve the skills gap with American manufacturing jobs using augmented reality. Over the next decade nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will need to be filled. With the skills gap it is expected to result in 2 million of those jobs being unfilled due a lack of education or training. Augmented reality helps bridge the skills gap by providing training on the job, an expert can leave behind knowledge and instructions to help the future workforce complete tasks. We developed a platform to allow data to be placed in the world, where the data was created or where it is needed most.
What’s your favorite thing about Virginia?
Motorcycle rides, Waterside District Norfolk, O’Connor Brewing Company