DUBAI, 28th September, 2022 (WAM) — The first of a two-day series of specialised side sessions and startup pitches took place on the sidelines of the Dubai Metaverse Assembly today, which included the participation of leading global technology experts and senior executives from prominent organisations.
The side sessions aim to galvanise stakeholders and facilitate contributions towards shaping the metaverse and its potential applications.
The Assembly’s first day witnessed seven side sessions including a group meeting by the World Economic Forum on value creation in the metaverse, which outlined the parameters of an economically viable, inclusive and safe metaverse, focusing on two core areas: governance, and economic and social value creation.
Taking place at Coders HQ, a side session organised by Accenture titled ‘Accelerating Value Creation in the Metaverse’ looked at metaverse and web 3.0 applications for enterprises. The session outlined use cases and explored delivering excellent employee experience as well as harnessing virtual worlds to unlock new models of customer experience.
Adel Al Redha, Chief Operating Officer at Emirates Airline, delivered a keynote as part of the ‘Aviation in the Metaverse’ side session held by Emirates Airline. His speech was followed by panel discussions on interoperability and reality gradient. Themes included realism of avatars, AR and VR, regulation, and the role of standards.
Another side session titled ‘Road to the Metaverse: Innovating Governance’ was held by META and Economist Impact at the Government Accelerators to explore the impact of the metaverse on governments and public service delivery.
In addition, Outlier Ventures organised a side session on ‘Taking the Leap from Web2 into the Metaverse’ at Coders HQ, which witnessed a panel of diverse founders, operators, and investors who shared perspectives on the best ways to succeed in the metaverse.
The first day of the Dubai Metaverse Assembly also included live demonstrations in web 3.0 and the metaverse introduced by SIAPartners, which provided the attendees with an immersive experience and use cases showing the huge potential of the metaverse and its applications.
The Dubai Metaverse Assembly is taking place on 28th-29th September, gathering over 500 delegates and more than 40 metaverse and artificial intelligence organisations at the Museum of the Future and AREA 2071, Emirates Towers.