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Tech Talks with Accenture: Meet Me in the Metaverse

Course Description 
“Metaverse Continuum,” a spectrum of digitally enhanced worlds, realities and business models, is redefining how the world works, operates and interacts. It will revolutionize nearly all aspects of life and business in the next decade, allowing collaboration in virtual spaces, augmented physical places and a blend of both. And it will create new lines of business and transform interactions between customers and companies. Right now, businesses are racing toward a future very different from the one they were designed to operate in. Soon, every company will find themselves at the intersection of many new worlds, from building new physical and virtual realities to providing services in environments created by others. To grow and thrive in this new and fast-changing world the strategies organizations develop now must have responsibility at their core - from ownership of data, to inclusion and diversity, sustainability, security and personal safety.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
  • Define the term, “Metaverse Continuum” and its underlying technologies.
  • Describe what the Metaverse means for future careers.
  • Articulate what learning looks like in the Metaverse and how it impacts learning retention.

25 minutes
Closed Caption: English


Krista Taylor, Tech Innovation Strategy Senior Manager 
Krista is passionately committed to creating memorable experiences that accelerate human progress.
She is a founding member of Accenture’s Metaverse Continuum Business Group where she leads the global strategy for extended reality and advises the world's leading companies on how to unlock sustained value with immersive technology.

A native Texan, Krista lives in and loves the great city of Houston where she currently serves as Metaverse Lead for the Accenture Houston Innovation Hub and on the board of Girls in Tech as Director of Data and Research. She is also an active volunteer with KIPP public charter schools, serving as a five-year board member and Young Ladies’ Leadership Chair.
Krista holds a master’s degree in business administration and is a certified graphic designer, human resources professional, scrum master, and design thinking facilitator. Especially as a mother to two, Krista is dedicated to making a positive impact on the world by unleashing the power of technology and human ingenuity.
Thought leadership includes How XR and the metaverse can disrupt the business world, Meeting the new reality: immersive learning, How can XR enable growth in a very human reality?, Operation Be Safe. Be Well., Theory of Petroleum Engineering Education, Unlocking the Power of Human Potential with XR, Why CLOs Should Care About the Metaverse, and an XR Spoken Word.


This project is based upon work partially supported by the generosity of Accenture.