We also talk with Dexter Thillien of The Economist Intelligence Unit, the research arm of The Economist, who shares the metaverse takeaways from the EUI’s Telecoms and Technology Outlook 2023 report. And we ask Luke Franks, one of the brightest metaverse minds and host of the wildly popular Welcome to the Metaverse podcast, about his rare digital sneaker collection and NFT horse racing stables, among other things. We find out how Mauro Guillén, Dean of the Judge School of Business at Cambridge University, envisions education’s future in the “learning metaverse.”
Half a world away, Winston Ma, an attorney and expert on China, explores China’s effort to go “all in” on the metaverse and how that could, ultimately, threaten U.S. tech supremacy. In Hong Kong, we check in with Matt Friedman, CEO of the Mekong Club, on building a “metaverse for good” with an ethical foundation and how NGOs can help.
There’s plenty more, including tech visionary Edgar Perez who says there are business lessons to be learned from gaming; Julie Tregurtha, a VP with Coupa, whose advice is to follow the customers; and Jennifer Vessels, CEO of Next Step, who examines how we’ll work in the metaverse.
That’s just the beginning. VISION by Protiviti will be rolling out new metaverse content each week through June 2023. In all, we’ll publish more than 30 pieces of content and insights around the metaverse. This is just the first chapter of a story we’re still writing… and researching. We just got a sneak peek at some data from our co-branded Protiviti-Oxford executive survey about the metaverse future, and global business leaders have some interesting things to say. Look for that story and the full VISION by Protiviti-Oxford survey in the coming weeks.
We’ll have plenty more metaverse content and questions to answer around its evolution, the emerging technologies that will enable it, the hardware required to access it, concerns with safety, security and privacy and how all that impacts its adoption.
Our goal is to prepare business leaders—and ourselves—for the emerging metaverse with the insights of established metaverse experts and visionaries. Hopefully, these insights will help leaders make informed decisions about how to formulate both short- and long-term strategies, how much capital and resources to invest, and how to measure ROI, calculate risk and navigate regulation along with the more basic blocking and tackling required with any new product or service. Predicting the future of the metaverse is impossible, but over the next several months we’ll give it our best shot, and we invite you to come along with us on this journey into the great unknown. Don’t worry, our vision of the future won’t be quite as bleak as the one Spielberg and Kline envisioned for 2045, but let’s explore it together. Are you ready, player one?
For more insights on the Future of Metaverse, please visit https://vision.protiviti.com/