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Wednesday, February 15 Thursday, February 16
Exhibit Hall Hours 3:00pm - 7:00pm 11:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday, January 30 Thursday, January 31 Friday, February 1
Exhibit Hall Hours 5:00-7:00pm 11am-4:00pm 11:00am-2:00pm
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Tuesday, February 14, 2023
10:00-10:45am
Tuesday - 2/14/23
Enterprise Metaverse (Room 202)
The Metaverse: It is Real and it is Not Just for Games
EM-01
COO
Cloudonix
The term metaverse was coined nearly 30 years ago by author Neal Stephenson in Snow Crash. In stories like this or Ready Player One, the hero finds a better life for himself in a virtual reality world. McKinsey suggests a market value of $5tn by 2030, while fellow management consultancy firm Gartner predicts a quarter of the world's population will spend at least one hour a day in the metaverse by 2026. But it is not just for games. Today companies are using it to sell, provide customer care, and even remote work. This means it is not just a toy, but serious business. This session will offer a brief introduction to what the metaverse is, and will show some of the current players and use cases, with a bit of a look at what could be.
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  Enterprise Metaverse
  Enterprise Solutions
  Future of Work Expo
  MSP Expo Track A
  MSP Expo Track B
  Service Provider Solutions
10:45-11:30am
Tuesday - 2/14/23
Enterprise Metaverse (Room 202)
Using the Metaverse for Good
EM-02
Founder & CEO
Plover Animation
Jennifer explains high concepts of using blockchain and virtual spaces to preserve our human history. She will go over ideas that she has encountered through her collaborations with the web3 community, and will dive into how you can implement initiatives to better the future.
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  Enterprise Metaverse
  Enterprise Solutions
  Future of Work Expo
  MSP Expo Track A
11:45am-12:30pm
Tuesday - 2/14/23
Enterprise Metaverse (Room 202)
If You Build It, They Will Come: Key Components for Launching Metaverse and Web3
EM-11
CEO & Founder
Chariot
  Enterprise Metaverse
  Enterprise Solutions
  Future of Work Expo
  MSP Expo Track B
  Service Provider Solutions
1:30-2:15pm
Tuesday - 2/14/23
Enterprise Metaverse (Room 202)
How the Metaverse will Transform our Future
EM-04
Co-founder
MDB Financials
From hype to integration to application. The Metaverse and Web 3.0 are here and everyone is wondering how these technologies apply to them. This session will explore this latest digital evolution, where the physical and digital worlds blend and morph to give people more control of their digital footprints, identities and representations, what they own, and who has access to the data they create. Metaverse is the Internet of the future and is here to stay.
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  Enterprise Metaverse
  Enterprise Solutions
  Future of Work Expo
  MSP Expo Track B
  Service Provider Solutions
2:15-3:00pm
Tuesday - 2/14/23
Enterprise Metaverse (Room 202)
Reimagining Business and Entrepreneurship: Moving into the Metaverse
EM-05
The metaverse is not built fully yet and at the early stages of development and conceptualization. We are truly at the beginning. The metaverse creates an opportunity to be innovative in our approach to business and focus on the experiences we create for our customers and clients. It is the time for us to start preparing to incorporate the elements that are appropriate for our business. Education is key to knowing how to navigate the digital space safely and effectively. This session will provide a look at the future of business and the digital and workplace transformation. We will explore opportunities for implementing blockchain technology, digital assets (i.e. NFTs, cryptocurrencies), and technology-related innovation (e.g. Web 3.0) into our business. Additionally, we will discuss the future of work and how that impacts our business and our team’s work. However, we cannot talk about the future of business without addressing cybersecurity and how this could impact our business as we move into the metaverse. To close out the session and discussion, we will focus on developing a strategy to ultimately create experiences for our customers and clients driven by this technology.
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  Enterprise Metaverse
  Future of Work Expo
  MSP Expo Track A
3:15-4:00pm
Tuesday - 2/14/23
Enterprise Metaverse (Room 202)
Inclusivity in the Metaverse
EM-06
One goal of the Metaverse is to replicate the feeling of real-world connection by creating immersive virtual environments. This provides a unique opportunity to involve participation in society by leveraging virtual technology. However, as we have transitioned to the information age and a digital economy, we have witnessed how pre-existing inequalities and barriers present in the material world can further combine with digital inequalities, further disenfranchising and magnifying the inequalities of those who already face the greatest adversity. Web 1 & 2 products and services have largely been designed around people who are already most able to participate. So much so that we have created inaccessibility and inequality because there hasn’t been enough done to anticipate the attitudinal, financial, social, enablement, or policy barriers that marginalised groups face. This session will deliver frameworks, models and perspectives that should be considered throughout the development of Metaverse and Web 3 in the pursuit of a kinder, ethical, more inclusive, digitally-enabled future.
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  Enterprise Metaverse
  Future of Work Expo
4:00-5:00pm
Tuesday - 2/14/23
Enterprise Metaverse (Room 202)
Questions About the Metaverse
EM-12
There's naturally a lot of hype surrounding the Metaverse. It's an exciting, new technology that promises to change the way we interact in many different scenarios. At the same time, there are also many questions about the technology, integration, use cases, standards, security, and much more. This panel will discuss some of those questions and, more importantly, yours. Join this session ready to ask your Metaverse questions.
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  Enterprise Metaverse
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
9:00-9:45am
Wednesday - 2/15/23
Enterprise Metaverse (Room 202)
Into the Metaverse: What it is and How We Are Making it Real
EM-07
COO
Cloudonix
The world has slowly been moving towards the metaverse, it was fortold in Snow Crash and Ready Player One. Now it is arriving and will have major impacts on how businesses work and sell. This session will offer a brief introduction to what the metaverse is, and some of the standards bodies that are making it happen: the Metaverse Standards Forum, Open Metaverse Foundation from the Linux Foundation, and others.
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  AstriCon
  Enterprise Metaverse
  Enterprise Solutions
  MSP Expo Track A
  MSP Expo Track B
  Service Provider Solutions
9:45-10:30am
Wednesday - 2/15/23
Enterprise Metaverse (Room 202)
Another Meeting That Should’ve Been an Email? Not in the Metaverse
EM-08
Founder & CEO
TANGRA & Simply Flows
The change of how we work is real and it’s here to stay. The future of work is virtual or hybrid. To truly align with the needs of the modern businesses, we must give them the proper tools to operate in this new reality. Remote teams and organizations need to communicate and collaborate in an engaged and efficient manner. And this is where the metaverse comes in. The immersive experiences ensure engagement among all meeting participants. One cannot nod off or get distracted during a meeting where they’re walking, speaking, gesturing, and interacting with others. Indeed, when people are active, they are much more engaged. Additionally, the 3D environment allows for all necessary information to be brought into the same ‘room’ via integrations and APIs, thus boosting employees’ efficiency and productivity during meetings. We’re just starting building the various Metaverse apps. There are still many unknowns. What we do know, though, is that the Metaverse is inevitable. The younger, digitally-born generations are sure to embrace it. Indeed, data from the Work Trend Index 2022 (a study of 31,000 people in 31 countries) showed that: - Half of Millennials and Gen Z envision doing work in the Metaverse in the next 2 years. - 52% of employees are open to using digital immersive spaces in the metaverse for meetings or team activities in the next year. - 47% of employees are open to representing themselves as an avatar in meetings in the next year. Meetings in the Metaverse are engaged, efficient, and much more fun. A great time to be innovating in this space!
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  AstriCon
  Enterprise Metaverse
  Future of Work Expo
  MSP Expo Track A
10:45-11:30am
Wednesday - 2/15/23
Enterprise Metaverse (Room 202)
The View from the Boardroom: How Major Brands Are Navigating Legal and Business Risk in the Metaverse
EM-09
Partner
ArentFox Schiff LLP
Drawing on experience as outside legal counsel to several Fortune 500 companies with significant presence in the metaverse, this session will offer insight into how major brands are using the metaverse today to build powerful new e-commerce platforms, streamline their supply chains, and deter counterfeits. The goal of this panel is to move past the hype and help attendees understand what, specifically, is motivating brands to enter the metaverse, as well as the legal and technical challenges that deter wider adoption. We'll explore use cases, enterprise FAQs, and legal best practices for enterprises and vendors.
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  AstriCon
  Enterprise Metaverse
12:30-1:15pm
Wednesday - 2/15/23
Enterprise Metaverse (Room 202)
A Business Metaverse Adoption Roadmap
EM-10
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Utopia VR
This discussion introduces strategies and tactics for business adoption of the Metaverse. This roadmap of adoption explores Metaverse use cases that are both cross-industry and industry-specific. A key starting point is how to enable Work From Anywhere by introducing a Hybrid Reality Office strategy that enables workers to be in their physical and virtual offices at the same time. This session covers design, implementation, adoption, and technology selection, as well as how to measure success, such as increased productivity, collaboration, and competitiveness while reducing costs, and “Zoom fatigue.”
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  AstriCon
  Enterprise Metaverse
  Future of Work Expo
  MSP Expo Track B
1:15-2:00pm
Wednesday - 2/15/23
Enterprise Metaverse (Room 202)
Smart City Case Study: Using Crowdsourced Wearable Mobile Data to Improve Coral Gables
EM-03
Luxy Diver
Owner
GIS Lab Manager
City of Coral Gables
Principal SW engineer Principal SW engineer
Microsoft
Sr. Director of Training & Implementation
RealWear
Professor
Univ. of Miami
Professor
Univ. of Miami
This panel will include representatives from Coral Gables, Florida and Realwear talking about the city's pilot of a Smart City Metaverse, including a digital twin city, to help in planning and reporting. Cities could reward community members with crypto tokens for providing safety quality controls. Such Remote Video Inspection(RVI) will sync local devices with the cloud, streaming live data and archiving the info to improve the city and the lives of the citizens. Such cutting-edge programming is preparing cities for tomorrow while solving urgent issues of today. Likewise, harnessing $1T of federal funds to build inclusive and resilient cities.
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  Enterprise Metaverse
  Enterprise Solutions
  Future of Work Expo
  MSP Expo Track A
Thursday, February 16, 2023

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