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Tuesday, February 13, 2024
8:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday - 2/13/24
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Registration Counters Open
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9:30am
Tuesday - 2/13/24
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Coffee Service
X-02
  
10:00-10:45am
Tuesday - 2/13/24
(203)
The Metaverse - It is Real: a Year in Review
EME-01
  
11:00-11:45am
Tuesday - 2/13/24
(203)
Building Brands in the Metaverse
EME-02
Founder & CEO Plover Animation CEO Tealet Founder Charle
As technology continues to advance, the concept of the metaverse is becoming more tangible. The metaverse is a virtual space where people can interact with each other and with digital content in a shared online environment. In this session, we will explore how companies can use the metaverse to preserve and enhance their brands and how to seamlessly integrate them into the metaverse, captivating audiences and forging new connections in this digital frontier. We will discuss how the metaverse can help companies create immersive and engaging brand experiences that are not limited by physical boundaries, allowing them to reach audiences around the world. We will also explore how companies can use the metaverse to create new revenue streams and business models that create brand resiliency.
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12:00-12:30pm
Tuesday - 2/13/24
(203)
XR Future of Public and Private Enterprise
EME-03
  
12:30pm
Tuesday - 2/13/24
(Floridian Ballroom, 3rd Floor)
Conference Luncheon - Featuring Fireside Chat with Kaseya CEO Fred Voccola
X-03
  
12:45pm
Tuesday - 2/13/24
Keynote Presentation (Floridian Ballroom, 3rd Floor)
Keynote Presentation: Fireside Chat with Kaseya CEO Fred Voccola
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  Keynote Presentation
1:30-2:00pm
Tuesday - 2/13/24
(203)
Metaverse / Emerging Technologies
EME-04
  
2:05-2:45pm
Tuesday - 2/13/24
(203)
Reimagining Business in the Metaverse
EME-05
Founder & CEO Plover Animation CEO Stackyon Founder & CEO Aequilibrium CEO IKIN
The metaverse is at the early stages of development and conceptualization. We are truly at the beginning. The metaverse creates an opportunity to be innovative in our approach to business and focus on the experiences we create for our customers and clients. It is the time for us to start preparing to incorporate the elements that are appropriate for our business. Education is key to knowing how to navigate the digital space safely and effectively. This session will provide a look at the future of business and the digital and workplace transformation. We will explore opportunities for implementing blockchain technology, digital assets (i.e. NFTs, cryptocurrencies), artificial intelligence, and technology-related innovation (e.g. Web 3.0)—digital twins—into our business. Additionally, we will discuss the future of work and how that impacts our business and our team’s work. However, we cannot talk about the future of business without addressing cybersecurity and how this could impact our business as we move into the metaverse. To close out the session and discussion, we will focus on developing a strategy to ultimately create experiences for our customers and clients driven by this technology.
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3:00-3:45pm
Tuesday - 2/13/24
(203)
Tech to Enhance the Metaverse for Your Business
EME-06
VP of Engineering IKIN President Generiqo XR Product Design Leader PushPopDesign
  
4:00-4:45pm
Tuesday - 2/13/24
(203)
Metaverse Standards Forum - Ask Me Anything Panel
EME-07
Founder & CEO Plover Animation COO Cloudonix Founder & CEO Tangra
  
5:00pm
Tuesday - 2/13/24
  Special Networking Event
Wednesday, February 14, 2024
7:30am-7:00pm
Wednesday - 2/14/24
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Registration Counters Open
X-05
  
8:30am
Wednesday - 2/14/24
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Continental Breakfast Served
X-06
  
9:00-9:45am
Wednesday - 2/14/24
(203)
Next-Gen Training: Unveiling VR's Potential Beyond Conventional Methods
EME-08
Founder & CEO Aequilibrium
This session presents a unique perspective on applying VR technology for employee training, focusing on a case study with Colorado’s largest credit union. It explores the transformative impact of VR beyond traditional methods, emphasizing enhanced learning experiences, skill development, and engagement strategies. We'll delve into the design and implementation of VR training modules, the challenges faced, and the innovative solutions devised. Attendees will gain insights into the practical application of VR in a real-world scenario, understanding its potential to revolutionize training methodologies across various industries. This VR initiative represents the beginning of a new approach to professional development within the Credit Union sector. Our project goes beyond improving training methods for a single organization; it's about initiating a shift towards immersive learning solutions in finance. At Aequilibrium, we are leading this change. Our work in implementing VR in training establishes a new standard in the industry, showing the potential of technology to enhance education and drive innovation. This initiative is a key part of our commitment to impacting the future of the CU space and our role in merging technology with finance.
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10:00-10:45am
Wednesday - 2/14/24
(203)
GenAI and the Metaverse will Change Everything
EME-09
Founder & President ISM Inc.

You may not know it, but the biggest tech battle of this century so far is about to begin. Generative AI and the Metaverse are already changing everything, and the biggest tech companies in the world are all in. Are you?


With Generative AI technology already changing the way we conduct business, and 70% of all brands forecasted to be present in the Metaverse by 2027, to remain competitive every organization needs to understand the implications of these two technologies and what opportunities they present for your organization. While readying your organization for the use of Generative AI and for entry into the Metaverse may seem daunting, the consequences of being late to the party or missing the party altogether are dire - just ask Blockbusters, Borders, or Xerox.


In his session, Barton will:

  • Provide an overview of what Generative AI and the Metaverse are all about and why they are changing everything.
  • Make the linkage between the Metaverse as the new 'front-end' and Generative AI as the new 'back-end' for conducting your future business.
  • Show how global, best-in-class B2B, B2C, and B2B2C companies currently leverage Generative AI and the Metaverse to grow sales, market more effectively, decrease customer and field service costs, and improve training retention.
  • Walk participants through a proven, 8-step approach to successfully leverage Generative AI and the Metaverse to conduct your future business

You will learn why Generative AI and the Metaverse, and the integration of these two technologies are so important for your organization’s long-term survival. You will hear how other companies are prospering by already leveraging Generative AI and the Metaverse today. You will receive a proven, 8-step approach to successfully leverage Generative AI and the Metaverse to conduct your future business.


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11:00-11:45am
Wednesday - 2/14/24
(203)
Learning in the Metaverse
EME-10
Founder & CEO Tangra
Education doesn’t end with obtaining a diploma. We’ve become life-long learners. No matter the role, education, or industry, we need to up- or reskill constantly to keep current. The way we learn is changing dramatically. Technological advancements enable learning in a virtual environment with much better results than ever before. How is that possible? Glad you asked! The Metaverse offers new ways of consuming information, training by doing, and actively participating in the educational process. The results are much higher engagement, retention, and satisfaction.
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11:45am-12:30pm
Wednesday - 2/14/24
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Conference Luncheon
X-07
  
12:30-1:30pm
Wednesday - 2/14/24
(203)
ChatGPT and the Metaverse Panel & Demos -Videos Game the Search Engines to top the S.E.R.P.
EME-11
Professor Univ. of Miami
  
1:30pm
Wednesday - 2/14/24
Keynote Presentation (Floridian Ballroom, 3rd Floor)
Keynote Presentation by Genesys: Goodbye, NPS. Hello, People-centric, End-to-End Experience Benchmarking!
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Peter Graf Chief Strategy and Operations Officer Genesys
For decades, organizations have fixated on achieving high Net Promoter Scores (NPS) but had little detail into the “why” behind the score—either good or bad. In today’s experience economy, understanding what makes or breaks customer and employee loyalty is vital to business success. And organizations are taking note: more than 80% of CX leaders believe the ability to measure satisfaction across the entire journey is critical to their business strategy. Providing insights only into the end of the journey, NPS no longer meets the needs it once sought to serve.

Join Dr. Peter Graf, Chief Strategy and Operations Officer at Genesys as he discusses:

  1. Why NPS and similar measurement methods are broken, including the unnecessary blind spots these tools create
  2. Real world scenarios of how a more robust, people-centric methodology, based on what customers and employees value most, is driving better experiences 
  3. How an empathetic approach to experiences will help limit employee turnover, increase customer loyalty, and ultimately become a business differentiator   

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  Keynote Presentation
2:00pm
Wednesday - 2/14/24
Keynote Presentation (Floridian Ballroom, 3rd Floor)
Keynote Presentation by Cisco: AI is at the Heart of Reimagining Work
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Aruna Ravichandran SVP & Chief Marketing & Customer Officer Webex by Cisco
As return-to-office mandates continue, many organizations struggle with making the in-office experience worthwhile for their teams. People no longer need the office for individual work but instead want to use office time for collaboration, brainstorming, and connection with colleagues. Unfortunately, most offices cannot support these needs because they are designed for how we used to work.

In this keynote, you will step into the future of work, where AI is the heartbeat of innovation, connection, productivity, and collaboration. With AI at the core of workspace design and technology features, we can transform the office experience to support the needs of hybrid workers everywhere.

Aruna Ravichandran, SVP and Chief Marketing & Customer Officer for Webex by Cisco, will highlight how Cisco is using AI to set new standards in hybrid work and workspaces—showing not what could be but providing a roadmap to what will be.

Don’t miss this inspiring and insightful keynote. The future awaits!
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  Keynote Presentation
2:30pm
Wednesday - 2/14/24
Keynote Presentation (Floridian Ballroom, 3rd Floor)
Keynote Presentation by Avaya
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Alan Masarek President and CEO Avaya
  Keynote Presentation
3:00-7:00pm
Wednesday - 2/14/24
(Expo Hall A)
Enteprise Metaverse Expo #TECHSUPERSHOW Expo Hall Grand Opening
X-08
  
5:00-7:00pm
Wednesday - 2/14/24
Special Networking Event (Expo Hall A)
Grand Opening Reception in Expo Hall
X-09
  Special Networking Event
Thursday, February 15, 2024
7:30am-5:00pm
Thursday - 2/15/24
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Registration Counters Open
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8:00am
Thursday - 2/15/24
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Continental Breakfast Served
X-11
  
8:30-9:15am
Thursday - 2/15/24
(203)
Immersive Business: A Next Gen Solution for Commerce
EME-12
This session will delve into the transformative potential of the Metaverse, a digital universe where ideas flourish, collaboration is seamless, and commerce is redefined. In this new digital transformation era, the Metaverse is becoming our new reality that will reshape how businesses operate. It offers a unique platform for businesses to enhance their products and services, optimize performance, and scale operations in ways that were previously unimaginable. This session will explore how Web3 technologies are enabling the global business community to leverage the digital world to catapult their businesses to the forefront of their industry. They will share insights on how businesses can navigate this new digital landscape, from understanding the basics of the Metaverse, AR, and VR to implementing strategies for growth and innovation. We will delve into real-world examples of businesses integrating the Metaverse into their operations and marketing, providing the audience with tactical steps to do the same. Whether you're a start-up entrepreneur, a business leader, or a tech enthusiast, this discussion will equip you with the knowledge and tools to harness the power of the Metaverse for your business. Learn about the future of commerce and the endless possibilities that the Metaverse, AR, and VR hold for businesses across all industries.
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9:10am
Thursday - 2/15/24
Keynote Presentation (Floridian Ballroom, 3rd Floor)
Keynote Presentation by Avant
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Drew Lydecker President & Co-Founder AVANT Communications
  Keynote Presentation
9:30am
Thursday - 2/15/24
Keynote Presentation (Floridian Ballroom, 3rd Floor)
Keynote Presentation: Data Compliance History - From Black Hat to Data Compliance Engineer
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Jesse Tuttle Chief Hacking Officer Compliology
Reese Tuttle Founder, President and Chief Technology Officer Compliology
In this compelling keynote, father and daughter team Jesse and Reesë will take the audience on a journey from the shadowy realms of black hat hacking to the forefront of data compliance. Drawing from Jesse’s past as a notorious hacker and Reesë’s groundbreaking work in data compliance, you will be given a firsthand perspective into the minds that have shaped the data compliance industry. If that’s not enough, this will be the first time Jesse Tuttle, aka Hackah Jak from the group Hackweiser, will start to share his story. Check out their bios for more on their impressive credentials.
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  Keynote Presentation
10:00am
Thursday - 2/15/24
Keynote Presentation (Floridian Ballroom, 3rd Floor)
Keynote Presentation by IBM - Putting AI to Work
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Kate Soule Program Director for Generative AI Research IBM
AI adoption has more than doubled since 2017 and its evolution leaped forward in 2023 with advances in large language models.  These advancements holds the potential to unlock trillions of dollars in economic value over the next decade.  But, implementing AI for business has unique requirements – it needs to be open, properly governed, designed for the enterprise and most importantly, create value.  Join Paul’s keynote session to explore the age of AI, including:

  • Developing a foundational data fabric architecture to support LLMs,
  • Delivering a competitive business advantage through strategic use cases, and
  • Deploying governed AI with responsibility.

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  Keynote Presentation
10:30-11:15am
Thursday - 2/15/24
Keynote Presentation (Floridian Ballroom, 3rd Floor)
Keynote Panel: The Continued Rise of AI: Embracing the Known and Unknown to Drive Business Results
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Dan Foster CRO Telarus
Ken Mills CEO Epic IO
Raghu Ravinutala CEO Yellow AI
Anant Singh VP Sales Sanas
Rob Stephenson CEO Thrive

This panel, hosted by Telarus CRO Dan Foster, features AI technology experts across cloud, contact center, cyber security, IOT, and MSP markets. Discussion will cover AI marketplace trends and how partners can monetize opportunities and businesses can enjoy new efficiencies by leveraging AI.  Topics include, among others:

  • New feature sets like AI-powered conversation capture to help drive revenue for CCaaS customers.
  • How AI is helping organizations augment their workforce productivity rather than replacing them.
  • How AIOT (Artificial Intelligence of Things) advancements are helping to make our world safer and healthier.
  • Can AI be the secret weapon in combating evolving cyber threats
  • Embracing the reality of AI to drive explorative conversations and uncover opportunities within the IT framework that break down existing silos.

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  Keynote Presentation
11:00am-5:00pm
Thursday - 2/15/24
(Expo Hall A)
Enterprise Metaverse Expo #TECHSUPERSHOW Expo Hall Open
X-12
  
12:00pm
Thursday - 2/15/24
1:00-1:45pm
Thursday - 2/15/24
(203)
Legal Landscape of AI, Metaverse, and Blockchain
EME-13
Associate Lawyer MBM Intellectual Property Law LLP

As advancements in AI, the Metaverse, and blockchain reshape our digital landscape, legal frameworks must adapt to address critical concerns regarding data privacy, intellectual property ownership, and user rights.  Through real-world examples, case studies, and practical recommendations, this session will explore the evolving legal landscape and offer valuable insights into the following key areas:

  1. Blockchain Law: Discover how blockchain technology is transforming traditional legal systems, including its impact on contract enforcement, smart contracts, and decentralized governance. Gain a deeper understanding of the legal implications associated with blockchain-based platforms within the Metaverse.
  2. Privacy Law in the Metaverse and AI: Uncover the complexities of data privacy and protection in virtual environments. Explore the legal considerations surrounding user data, consent, and identity within immersive digital spaces, and explore potential solutions for safeguarding user privacy.
  3. Intellectual Property Rights: Insight into the challenges surrounding copyright, trademark, and patent protections in virtual worlds, and explore legal strategies to safeguard creators' rights and foster innovation.

This session will appeal to technologists, legal professionals, entrepreneurs, content creators, and anyone interested in the legal implications and opportunities presented by these transformative technologies.


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2:00-2:45pm
Thursday - 2/15/24
(203)
Metaverse Standards Forum: Birds of a Feather
EME-14
Founder & CEO Plover Animation COO Cloudonix Founder & CEO Tangra
  
3:00pm
Thursday - 2/15/24
Special Networking Event (Expo Hall A)
Enterprise Metaverse Expo #TECHSUPERSHOW Booth Crawl
X-14
  Special Networking Event
5:00pm
Thursday - 2/15/24
ITEXPO Shark Tank (Floridian Ballroom, 3rd Floor)
IDEA Showcase Startup Pitches & Reception
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Always one of the most popular and best-attended events at the MSP Expo #TECHSUPERSHOW. Come hear from a group of hot startups and ICOs working hard to shake up and disrupt their industries. At IDEA Showcase, entrepreneurs focused on transforming markets - or creating entire new categories - give their best 5-minute pitches to a discerning panel of judges. Companies present their unique value proposition - then the audience and judging panel each determine who is the most disruptive. IDEA Showcase @ ITEXPO is an evening full of next-generation innovation, powerful networking and high energy!
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  ITEXPO Shark Tank
8:00-10:00pm
Thursday - 2/15/24
Special Networking Event (The Wharf Fort Lauderdale)
Enterprise Metaverse Expo #TECHSUPERSHOW Networking LIVE Party
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  Special Networking Event

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