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The Metaverse: Separating the Hype from What Actually Might Happen

Lisa Schmeiser  (Editor-in-Chief / Program Co-Chair, No Jitter / Enterprise Connect)

Robert Lee Harris  (President, Communications Advantage)

Kevin Kieller  (Co-founder, enableUC)

Tom Brannen  (Industry Analyst, OnConvergence)

Dave Michels  (Principal Analyst, TalkingPointz)

Location: Sun A

Date: Thursday, March 24

Time: 10:15 am - 11:15 am

Pass type: Entire Event Orlando, Expo Plus Orlando, Tuesday-Thursday Orlando - Get your pass now!

Session Type: General Session

Vault Recording: TBD

“Metaverse” has become the reigning buzzword in many tech circles, and it’s even making its way into enterprise communications/collaboration discussions, as several leading vendors promise metaverse capabilities for their platforms in the near term. But like any buzzword, people use “metaverse” to mean radically different things. Does it mean replacing video with avatars or virtual reality? If so, why should your enterprise do that? If it’s a broader term that refers to the ability to recreate any physical environment or experience virtually, how might that actually manifest at your enterprise—if at all?

This session will help you sort out the hype around metaverse—the term and the reality that it may describe. In a free-flowing discussion, a panel of experts will get down to the nitty gritty and offer business-focused perspectives on the impact that metaverse is likely to have on your enterprise this year—and in the longer term. They’ll help you understand what if any action you need to take now to prepare for the immediate impact, such as the new features in collaboration platforms. They’ll also discuss the likely longer-term impact of the metaverse on all aspects of enterprise collaboration. You’ll come away with a clearer understanding of where the hype ends and reality begins.