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Economist Impact, sponsored by Meta to convene industry leaders to discuss hardware, connectivity and communications standards needed for the metaverse

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Leading the way into the metaverse: North East Asia’s potential – Enabling interconnected virtual worlds

HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 20 October 2022 – Enabling interconnected virtual worlds, the second episode in the three-part webinar series, Leading the way into the metaverse: North East Asia’s potential will be broadcast live next week.

Over the past few decades, consumers have experienced an evolution driven by advances in computing power, network infrastructure and the emergence of new communications standards and platforms.

But what challenges need to be overcome in hardware, connectivity and standards if the metaverse is to become as widely adopted as smartphones and the current internet?

Taking place online on Tuesday October 25th 2022 at 10am SGT/CST | 11am KST/JST, Economist Impact, sponsored by Meta, convenes top policymakers and industry experts to discuss hardware, connectivity and communications standards affecting the enablement of the virtual world.

Leading experts sharing their insights include:

  • Karen Makishima, Member, House of Representatives, Former Minister for Digital
  • Kyung Sin Park, Director, Open Net Korea
  • Chris Hung, Vice-president and director-general, Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute, Institution of Information Industry
  • Monica Desai, Vice-president, connectivity and access policy, Meta
  • Naka Kondo, Editorial Manager, policy & insights, Economist Impact
  • Charles Ross, Principal, policy & insights, Economist Impact

View the full agenda.

Free places to attend Enabling interconnected virtual worlds are available now. For registration and webinar event details, please visit the website.

To engage with Enabling interconnected virtual worlds on social media, use #EconVirtualWorlds in your conversations and follow @EconomistImpactEvents.

Leading the way into the metaverse: North East Asia’s potential is sponsored by Meta.

About Economist Impact

Economist Impact combines the rigour of a think tank with the creativity of a media brand, engaging an influential audience in the areas of sustainability, healthcare and new globalisation. View our .

About Meta

Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology.

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