Augmented reality and virtual reality are attracting increasing investment from CIOs as the evidence grows of the technologies value as a tool for training, treatment, entertainment and communication.
CIO UK spoke to some of the UK's top IT business leaders to find out how they're using VR and AR
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Additional reporting from Christina Mercer.
April 3, 2019
1. Cancer Research UK CIO Tiffany Hall
Named CIO of the year in the Women in IT Awards 2018, Tiffany Hall was appointed into the newly created role at Cancer Research UK in 2017 and hit the ground running.
Hall was tasked with bringing together two different teams within IT, to create a cultural change, rather than a technical one.
Cancer Research UK has created a system that uses virtual reality to monitor and understand the behaviour of cancer genes.
"In one of the projects we're funding at the moment the scientists are using virtual reality to observe the behaviour of the cells in 3D," Hall told
CIO UK. "That's enabling scientists in three different institutes in three different parts of the world to work together and it's opening all sorts of new ideas and insights, using virtual reality behaviours as a salve to new ideas about biological sciences."