Metavision event to highlight Dubai Metaverse Strategy – News

Day-long event featuring thought leadership, interactive sessions, panel discussions, AR/VR installations and more

Released: Wed 09/21/2022, 00:28 am

Last updated: Wed 09/21/2022, 00:29 am

Experts will dive into the world of Metaverse as Khaleej Times Metavision hosts in Dubai on September 21st. The one-day event, held under the auspices of the UAE’s Ministry of Artificial Intelligence, will feature thought leadership, interactive sessions, panel discussions, AR/VR installations and more.

It brings together government officials, thought leaders and influencers, policy makers, private companies and start-ups, investors and enthusiasts.

The event, which will be held at the Habtoor Palace Hotel, will also see the Khaleej Times’ Metaverse launch.

The digital world as we know it is being reshaped, and it’s more important than ever for businesses to redesign their online presence.

The world’s innovation hub, Dubai, is making serious strides in the Metaverse. A strategy recently announced by the Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, aims to place the emirate in the top 10 Metaverse economies in the world and make it a global hub for the Metaverse community. The Dubai Metaverse Strategy aims to build on the emirate’s achievement of attracting more than 1,000 companies in the blockchain and metaverse space. According to Sheikh Hamdan, the Metaverse will support 40,000 virtual jobs and boost Dubai’s economy by US$4 billion in five years.

The Khaleej Times Metavision event will highlight the Dubai Metaverse strategy, the future of the Metaverse, investment and technology, and ecosystem development. It will also require an in-depth look at state and political regulations.

The event’s top experts include Musab Obaid AlHammadi, Project Manager at the Prime Minister’s AI Office – Research and Infrastructure Department; dr Marwan Al Zarouni, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Blockchain Centre; Leila Hurstel, Chief Metaverse Officer, Versestate; Sebastien Borget, co-founder of Sandbox Metaverse Platform; and, among others, Ramana Kumar, CEO, Magnati.

They will discuss everything from cryptocurrency to non-fungible tokens (NFTs), experimental trading, how governments should prepare for the Metaverse, and the merging of the physical and digital worlds.

Other topics include gaming in the Metaverse, buying virtual estates, virtual reality in healthcare and how Web 3.0 is redefining retail.

Main sponsor of the event is Galadari Brothers; Strategic partners include Redington and Magnati. Network partner is the Kalandoor Group and the ecosystem partner Crypto Oasis. The event is supported by the Dubai Blockchain Centre.

Redington Gulf attend

Redington Gulf, a leading digital distributor in the Middle East and Africa, is a big name at Metavision 2022.

The distributor drives the initiative to help partners and customers accelerate their digital transformation goals and quickly move their businesses into the future. This includes enabling its ecosystem to take advantage of the infinite benefits of the Metaverse, the next great opportunity that will bridge our physical reality with augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR).

Sayantan Dev, President of Redington Value, said, “At Redington, we understand that the speed at which innovation is happening today is phenomenal, but adoption rates have not matched at the same speed. Our goal is to close this gap – what we call technological friction – and eliminate it globally by bringing digital innovations, disruptive technologies and world-class consulting and professional services closer to our partners and customers.

“As a Microsoft HoloLens 2 distributor for the Gulf region, our ecosystem can leverage the strengths of our 15+ years of experience. Supporting and attending the Khaleej Times Metavision 2022 event demonstrates our commitment to digital innovation and the fact that Metaverse is rapidly moving away from a buzzword. We look forward to developing unique end-to-end solutions with Microsoft HoloLens 2.”

Redington also has a robust ecosystem of Independent Software Vendors (ISV). Over the years, the distributor has undergone a great development. From an ‘aggregator’ of innovative solutions and services, it has become a ‘catalyst’ for partners to empower customers’ digital drives.