Tobias Washington

Head of Talent Technologies & Creative Solutions CHRISTUS Health

Futurist | Innovative Thinker | Digital Accelerator | Experience Creator

Tobias J. Washington serves as the Head of Talent Technologies, Innovation and Creative Solutions at CHRISTUS Health, a Catholic healthcare ministry with over 60 hospitals and healthcare facilities in the United States and abroad. CHRISTUS is a leader, partner, and advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions focused on extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to individuals and communities.

In this capacity, he leads a team of highly creative designers, technologists, and content developers to create innovative learning experiences, which includes architecting and optimizing the enterprise talent management suite of technologies and its digital ecosystem.

Under his leadership, CHRISTUS Health’s first immersive learning program was developed which includes virtual reality, augmented reality, and leveraging artificial intelligence to develop talent. Tobias also leads the technical, digital and social learning strategies.

Day One: Monday, August 17, 2020

Monday, August 17th, 2020

1:05 PM Immersive Creation: Developing an Aggressive Behavior De-Escalation VR Program for Optimal Impact

Traditional learning methods have withstood the test of time, however with the implementation of various technologies that allow users to experience environments, tools, and situations as if they are actually there, organizations are able to impact and reinforce their workforce in innovative ways. Tobias Washington with CHRISTUS Health decided to pioneer the use of VR with its program to teach aggressive behavior deescalation.


In this session you’ll learn how CHRISTUS Health, in collaboration with SweetRush’s SPARK team, developed an innovative, immersive VR workplace safety learning program that helps care providers de-escalate potentially dangerous situations. You’ll discover key considerations that drove design decisions, including the learner audience, maintainability, and business constraints. Additionally, you’ll learn about leading-edge VR trends, including facial recognition, voice and tone recognition, and 3D avatar development. Whether you are a senior leader, designer, or developer, you will gain valuable insights as Tobias shares their journey from concept to execution.


In this discussion session, we will focus on:

  • Developing and identifying key considerations when designing VR learning solutions
  • How to successfully manage a client-vendor partnership
  • How to navigate decisions in the face of rapid change in VR technology
  • How leading-edge VR technologies such as facial, voice, and tone recognition were utilized to enhance engagement and learning efficacy

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Tobias.

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