Thursday, January 27, 2022

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An Open or Closed Metaverse? - And the Opportunity for Start ups vs Incumbents
Sir Ian Livingstone CBE
Sir Ian Livingstone CBE
Hiro Capital, General Partner
Marc Petit
Marc Petit
Epic Games, General Manager, Unreal Engine
Luke Alvarez
Luke Alvarez
Hiro Capital, Managing General Partner
Kuleen Nimkar
Kuleen Nimkar
Solana Labs

How will the metaverse emerge? Will it be open or closed, and how will that be determined? It's clear that all parties will need to focus on interoperability to give the metaverse more utility and meaning. How do you improve the fidelity of the experience of being in the metaverse? This panel will address the challenges in getting the metaverse’s leading companies to cooperate on their common interests in building a metaverse where both startups and incumbents can thrive.

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A Metaverse for Enterprises: Non-Gaming Industrial Virtual Worlds
Nivedita Ojha
Nivedita Ojha
Autodesk, Vice President of Platform and Data Strategy
Richard Kerris
Richard Kerris
NVIDIA, Vice President of Omniverse Development Platform
Marc Petit
Marc Petit
Epic Games, General Manager, Unreal Engine
Dean Takahashi
Dean Takahashi
GamesBeat, Lead Writer

The metaverse presents an enormous opportunity for enterprises to transform their businesses. With advances in 3D and simulation technology, individual artists, collaborative teams, and even AI agents can share creations and build digital assets and environments that all companies will need to make the metaverse seem real. We’ll look at all the ways that virtual worlds can prove useful as companies big and small plant their stakes in the emerging landscape. We can explore whether games and industrial simulations will help each other out in fleshing out the realized vision of the metaverse beyond social gatherings.