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TWTV: Right place at right time? LocationTech’s role in the metaverse

Location - is it physical or digital? Watch our debate session as we explore the role location technology has in the metaverse

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TWTV: Right place at right time? LocationTech’s role in the metaverse

Date and time:

Fri 20 May 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM

Virtual

Nationwide (more than one region)

Free

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TWTV: Right place at right time? LocationTech’s role in the metaverse

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Whether it’s the billion-dollar investment in Epic Games, high flying stocks, virtual property booms, or the rollout of Google wayfinding tools – there’s no escaping the hype and promise of the Metaverse. And as tech giants Apple, Microsoft, Google and Meta (Facebook) vye for market share ahead of new meta hardware releases in 2022, a range of technologies are staking their claim ahead of the anticipated gold rush.

Location Technology – on first mention – would seem like an obvious exponent, intermediary and major beneficiary of the Metaverse. Dig a little deeper, however, and Location Tech’s future role in the rapidly evolving meta landscape is largely undefined – and quite literally up for grabs!

In this not to miss TechweekTV event, LocationTech New Zealand’s Executive Director Alison Mackie and Deputy Chair Chris Morris explore these questions and more as they debate the role location technology has in the metaverse.

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Speakers

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Alison Mackie - Facilitator

Executive Director, LocationTech

Alison is an Executive Director at NZTech, leading several of their Tech Alliance communities of LocationTech, BlockchainNZ, IoT Alliance, and EdTech. Previously, she researched and developed sustainable solutions for utility management through the implementation of blockchain and smart metering devices. With a background in anthropology, her interests lie in understanding the social impact technology has on culture and society, now and into the future.

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Chris Morris

Group Manager New Business Development and Marketing, Abley

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