🖥 Presented by Women Who Code Blockchain and Accenture 👩💻 Speaker: Kristin Tam, Carly Evans, Adesuwa Ehioghae Hosted/Moderated by Eliza Sarobhasa ✨ Topic: The Metaverse is here to stay. What does that mean?
The Metaverse is a network of interconnected experiences and applications, devices and products, tools and infrastructure that will soon impact every industry all over the world. Accenture is poised to lead in this field, whether it be consumer or employee experience, as we have utilized our time wisely to prepare for what is coming and we have moved quickly to be best positioned to leverage that future. We are looking forward to sharing how we, at Accenture, view this journey, where we believe it’s going, talk about open questions, and how we engage our people teams to understand and learn more about the Metaverse.
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So welcome, everyone. Now we're going to start our event. My name is Eliza, and I'm leadership fellow at woman who Code. Today's session is the Metaverse is here to stay. And what does that mean? And I'm excited to welcome our amazing speakers today. Run through the list. So we have Kristen town. She is a North America metaverse engagement lead at accenture. Her role is to spark change and naval teams learn and know more about the Metaverse. Originally from Germany, Kristen now lives near San Francisco with her husband and two year old son. She trains in pronouncing the fight it's move Thai. I know. It's like Thai kickboxing. And she's currently preparing for a five k run and loves traveling, quirky, wine, and art. Next speaker is Carly Evans. She's the medavers change practitioner at Accenture, specializing in answering the question, why is the Metaverse a big deal for my people? That's a really great question. She understands change is hard, whether it's a new cell phone upgrade or wants to dick changing technology like the Metaverse. And, like, ideally we have to approach adoption with the human and responsibility at the center. Probably lived in Houston, Texas, with her husband daughter, two dogs, and has plans to one day open a second hand bookstore, maybe in the vetive earth. Our next speaker is adequate yoga dessert is a communications engagement analyst. She's currently helping to stand up the meta verse business continuum group within Accenture, and she's also helping with GTM engagement efforts. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, but originally from Houston, Texas, where she graduated from University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in marketing. Outside of work, you can find her trying all the best foods around town, reading some scripts or even competing within the Miss America organization. All right, and I'll hand over the presentation to our speakers. Great. Thank you. I'll kick us off. Let me share my screen. Give me a second to set this up. And I think that should work, actually. Let me move this over here. Okay. Can someone tell me can you see my screen? Okay. It should be the title slide. It looks great. Okay, perfect. So thank you for the warm welcome and the introductions. I wrote that a few weeks ago and it's a great reminder. I just thought about corgis. I really love corgis. Anyway, just to reiterate a little bit, my name is Kristen Tam. I'm originally from Germany, now in the Bay Area. We are all part of Accenture's metaver's Continuum business group. I'm probably out of our group today, the person that joined the most recent so I'm part of this group for the last two months and then throughout my career, I'm very focused on change management. I'm a change practitioner. I've worked in talent strategy and mergers and acquisitions, digital transformations and things like that and then recently joined this team around the Metaverse. The next big thing in my mind and really drive engagement with our accenture teams, making sure they know and understand what the metaverse is. They are excited about it, also gather feedback and have conversations with them around what are the advantages and maybe what are the things that we need to still look into. So I'm very excited to be here today and obviously joined by my amazing teammates, Carly and Adesua. And I'll hand it over to Carly for if you want to add anything or just also introduce yourself, say hello. Hi. Yes. So carly Evans. Kristen, thank you so much. It's hard to believe Kristin's been here for two months. I feel like Kristin has been here for like eight months. And when you talk about metaverse time, what is time at this point? So I've been doing a lot of organizational change, human adoption of technology for about ten years now, specifically on the metaverse side over the last year. And if you think about everything that has happened in just the last year in this space, it's pretty incredible to think about. I spent the majority of the past year rolling out VR and VR platforms to our own internal organization, our own people. We kind of called it the grand experiment, which adequate is going to talk through that a little bit and our lessons learned and how organizations are also starting to experiment with the same thing as they start to think about what's next for me, what's next for my people, what's next for my consumers, my customers, right. All of the above. So it's been a really amazing, exciting space and is growing and changing quite often as technology does, I say. I am in Houston right now, as you can see, kind of behind me and it has finally we've started to get a little bit of fall weather this week and it's just been amazing. And we've all been in hibernation for the last six months. So finally seeing all the neighbors I haven't seen in six months. But alright, it is over to you. Hello, everyone. I'm so excited to see that we have everyone from around the world speaking to joining for this conversation. That's so cool. Someone said they were from Atlanta or in Atlanta. I'm currently stationed in Atlanta, so kudos to you. Go Braves. I just started at a century at the top of this year. Prior to starting, I did intern and have primarily be focused on change management efforts and with Kristen joined within the past two months learning all about there is no about the metaverse, which has been a lot, might I add, but nonetheless is really cool and I'm so excited to continue the conversation with you. All right, thank you. So, again, what we want to talk about today, the Meta versus Here to Stay, that's the title that we decided to put together. And what does that mean? I think for me personally, as I'm getting more and more involved and immersed in this topic, it's really incredible to see how much is already out there and how much we are living the metaverse right now. And XR VR AR AI everything. Like, it's literally here right now. So we want to talk a little bit about that. If you think about the next hour, we have basically three parts that we've prepared. One is a little bit more context around what is the metal reverse, what does that mean? Where did it come from? Where is it going? And then the next part will bring things a little more to life in the sense of, here's what we've done at Accenture internally. And then the third part will go into, how do we bring this to life, to our clients and share some client examples. So to kick us off taking a step back, we obviously represent Accenture today. So here's some statistics and some numbers to give you an idea of Accenture and our workforce. We have over 700,000 employees worldwide. We operate and have offices in 200 cities across 50 countries. Our revenue that was just announced, I think, last year for the fiscal year, 22 is over $61 billion. And then we're serving over 7000 clients in over 120 countries. So this is to give you a little bit of context of Accenture. And we want to hear from you. We want to keep this conversation, we want to get your engagement. So we've built in some questions here and there just to hear from you. And so feel free to please write your answers in the chat. What comes to your mind when you think of the metaverse? Have you heard about the metaverse? What are, you know, potentially buzzwords or definitions? Anything that immediately comes to your mind when you hear the word meta version? Curious to hear from you, so please use the chat. We're looking forward to your answers. And I'll give you a second. The central end yes. How difficult it is to explain to anyone yes. And how you potentially have to even shape it for different audiences in the way that you explain it and break it down, especially maybe to people who are not very tech. First, NFPs, mixed reality, computer vision gaming, web three. Yeah, n of TS again, great. Digital world, parallel world, augmented reality and evolution of the current web. Yeah, that's perfect. OK, great. So, you know, I think there's some understanding here of the metaverse and what it is. And thank you for sharing all this. So what is the metaverse? And as with every emerging technology, there are many, many definitions of the metaverse and they vary depending on who you ask. And someone said in the chat now, it's hard to explain because probably this is one of the things, because it is so new and emerging, there are so many different definitions depending on who you ask. So I've pulled together just a few quotes here and you see, Microsoft Nodela stated that it's about embedding computing into the real world and vice versa. Others, like Niacin, believe it's our virtual existence. So a lot more philosophical. And then Mark Zuckerberg of Meadow thinks it's the next chapter of the Internet. Accenture has a point of view as well. And that's the one that you see in that yellow box below, and it somewhat touches on all of these definitions. We believe it's an evolution of the Internet. It's about participating and inhabiting, and that it spans across the spectrum of the real world and the virtual world and pretty much all the gray space in between. So talking about the evolution of the Internet, someone mentioned Web Three. How did we get here? So we've gone through disruptive changes before, and we believe that right now, the Internet is currently being reshaped. And if we go back to the beginning, in the 1990s, the Internet was really about cataloging vast amounts of data, making them available across the globe. And then in the 2000s, Internet of people. So we connected people online. It started in early versions like GeoCities Communities, Internet Relay Chat, and it grew into those social networks that we have today and that we're probably all part of. In the 2010s, our physical products became smart, and we call this the Internet of Things, which I'm sure you're all familiar with. So you tell your smart speaker that you'd like the vacuum to go clean the kitchen, and then your roomba, or whatever it is, goes and cleans the kitchen and brings itself back. And then in the last two years, under the context of Web Three, two new Internet offs have come to the forefront. The first one is the Internet of Place, heavily accelerated by the Pandemic, as I'm sure you can imagine, maybe you've experienced. And so that's the idea that we can go to places that are entirely virtual or we can bring virtual things into our physical space and they can then stay there. So we saw a version of this with children's birthday parties and the Pandemic moving to platforms like Robloxx. So they didn't go there to game. They actually went there to do other social activities, and they felt like they were there with their friends. So that's the Internet of place. And then the Internet of ownership means that for the first time, we can own a digital thing, often called a token. Someone a few of you mentioned NFTs, and so that token is auditable, it's traceable, and we can have certainty of who owns it and what the history of that item is. So it's that additional transparency, I think, that comes with that as well. And for the first time, we see how the form and the function of the metaverse, which is that 30 year old science fiction term from the book that really comes to reality, and it's super exciting and very powerful as well. So the creation of the metaversen is enabled by the convergent of new technology capabilities, and you see a couple of them here. So AR VR, extended reality, token, digital currency, digital twin, digital assets. So all of these different things will shape the future of the Metaverse. However, there's also a lot of improper use that we see or that our clients see across the market today. And it's essentially that these capabilities are properly used and architected for so many of our customers don't have architecture experience or deep knowledge of each of those capabilities. And it's a place where we can help them think that through and kind of bring those different elements together. So as the Metaverse is being created and it's evolving, we believe that it will fundamentally shift and transform every aspect of businesses. And you see this little circle on the left, you know, all the things that we believe will be impacted or changed. It's going to change the way that customers experience brands, the way companies educate or sell to them and the way they serve them after having sold something. There are new native digital or augmented physical products. So imagine in the future when you put up previously, maybe you had to climb a ladder to put up your Christmas lights. And in the future there might be an augmented reality version of holiday lights. And so you kind of created virtually, and you don't have to climb up that ladder again, but you can still have somewhat similar experience or even an enhanced experience. It's going to change the way that companies make their products, aspects like payments, new payment rails and digital currencies. And then also the question, what happens when money becomes smart? It's going to change the way we work, how we onboard our employees, and how we collaborate with our business partners. It's going to change how companies make products. BMW, the car manufacturer, is an example for that. They are designing factories and they're testing them in the Metaverse before they are actually even physically building them. And we'll hear about a similar story later in the client examples. We'll have digital twins of the enterprise changing how we track and how we manage entities within an enterprise. And that is going to extend into supply chain. And ultimately, it's going to change the way companies like Accenture, with our over 7000 people, how we manage the diversity of our business. We can visit places virtually instead of physically. We can see what's happening there. We can talk with people, we can train our employees and we can bring them new skills. And in that sense, it's really impacting the whole business from start to end and also how we think about how we think about it. I want to hear from you again. You know, what are some of your experiences with virtual reality and or the Metaverse? So have you been, you know, have you experienced any of this? Have you been exposed to it? I can tell you, I think my very first experience with Virtual Reality was an arts exhibition which was six years ago, and it was an artist called Burke. And you would go into a room and the room had chairs and then you would put on your headset and she would perform a song and you would kind of observe it and then take off your headset and go to the next room. So it was just like a continuation of rooms and each room had a headset and it would kind of immerse you in that like a particular experience. So I'm curious, please write in the chat what are some of your experiences with Virtual Reality and the Metaverse? Do you have any of you? I know there's virtual conferences. Someone wrote they went to an NFT conference where they demonstrated how a concert looks like in the central end. Yeah, Pokemon Go is a very popular one. Yeah, the concerts are definitely something we're seeing. I think it was the Foo Fighters who after the last Super Bowl, they gave a concert in the inverter reality in the Metaverse last year. No experience so far. Okay, anything else? I have worked on editing for a VR startup based in Russia, trying to translate the technical speak into understandable text for potential consumers. Yeah, hologram singers at concerts. Yeah, I feel like there was a Kpop band called BTS. I think they had a concert with them, the Cold Place singer. They have a song together and I think they also brought them BTS, the band. They brought them on stage as holograms instead of having them there physically. And then the Cold play singer Chris Martin was there in person. That's pretty cool. Alright. I think, you know, again, I said that earlier, the Meta verse is here today. I feel like there's more and more happening and things like Pokemon Go and there's if you think about Snap or Instagram like where you have these filters, that also is augmented reality or like mixed reality, all of these things. We have AI that is everywhere. So I think for me, again, that learning or that realization is the Meta versus here, and yet its future is still to be determined. There are so many things that we don't know yet and that we're figuring out and we're on this journey right now. Another question for you little pop quiz. Who owns the Metaverse? Is it meta? Is it accenture? Is it Microsoft? Roblox? Not one entity or individual. Yeah, okay, everyone, you obviously got it right. It's probably quite obvious, but not one entity or individual owns the Metaverse right now. There's different companies that are creating the Metaverse and you see some of them on here and then there's many more. And I think the big question will be what does that mean for the future? Are we going to have one Meta verse where it all comes together? Or is it going to be several meta versus several spaces that are all managed differently. And so that's the big question that we don't have an answer to, and that only time will tell. As we're creating the metaverse. There's also a responsibility that companies have when doing that. So people always talk about feasibility and viability and desirability when it comes to new solutions, right? But responsibility for us at Accenture is a key component for metaverse solutions. We literally have a whole team that is paying attention to those dimensions that you see here under that umbrella. Responsible metaverse. Just because something is a good idea and could be valuable, it doesn't mean that it's the right thing to do. So it really does require new frameworks around trust, like privacy, resilience, security, IPR, but then the trust dimension, but then also the human dimension, right? Like, how do people feel safe? How can we make sure that happens? How do we know or how do they know what's sustainable? And really everything related to well being, inclusion, equity, accessibility, those are all the questions that we need to figure out. And I don't know that we have an answer to any or all of them right now. And so again, these elements in our mind are very essential to build that trust for people into the metaverse. Okay, shifting gears a little bit, let's talk about eccentric in particular and sort of our vision and giving you some examples of what we have done. And Accenture has been experimenting with XR for several years now. A big push happened in 2019 when we recognized that our teams across the world kind of go between inperson meetings or interactions, and then two D and three D virtual moments. And then that was the moment when Accenture decided to create the alt space based, so called end floor as a virtual space for our people to engage with other colleagues in VR and no matter where they are. And here's some pictures and to bring it to life. The floor is, if you will, accenture is Metaverse, which enables people to connect with anyone at, etcetera. From anywhere. And that includes digital twins of our physical offices. So, for example, San Francisco, I think. Or this might be New York, actually. And then as well as our new joiner campus, one Accenture Park. And we have a lot of more things. I'll hold my breath here because Obesewa will bring this to life, so I'm not going to steal her thunder. What I will say is there were obviously a few things that we had, a few initiatives that we took to enable all of that. So we had over 1000 events using virtual reality, including 100 clients. And that I think, is the number actually from July or August, so it's probably even higher. I think a big one that Accenture did was the headset deployment. We deployed 60,000 VR headsets in select markets via a pilot. So the US was, for example, one of them, I think the UK. So across the globe. We've deployed 60,000 headsets to Accenture employees. We have the onboarding in VR. Again, that's Dasai is going to talk to you about that in a second. But there's a new joiner experience in Alt Space VR, and you can see the numbers here. We've onboarded over 150,000 people so far in that environment. And then obviously, the investment in training, both money and time, so those were quite significant. So, again, this was the enablement of all of this floor sort of program or initiative. And I'll hand it over to Adisua to bring this to life and to share some experiences and some examples of what that looks like. Yeah, thank you, Kristin, for handing that over. Like Kristin was mentioning, essential has this new Onboarding Immersive learning experience where we take our new joiners through different portals and challenges and also give them spaces to learn more about the company and what we all stand for. And luckily, like I mentioned at the very beginning of the presentation, I started with Accenture at the top of this year, and I had the opportunity to go through this experience. And the first thing I noticed was how much Accenture is willing to invest in our people, especially us, as new hires, especially coming out of the Pandemic era where we didn't have that much human interaction with one another. So this is one Essential park where it's at the start of our careers, where we're learning to connect with one another of our peers, also learning how Essential really drives solutions and different examples and client examples, specifically how they've done that. So at Winner Central Park, new joiners are immersed into a virtual reality where we can have fun, but also learn. We were able to connect with one another, talk one another through the little chat box, and take pictures and selfies that we were able to share with that at the end of the experience. And what I got from this and what I learned is that what Essential really wants to do just bring the human elements back to all of these different virtual reality experiences. So within this slide here, you'll see there's multiple images and visuals that showcase what it looks like when you're entering Buena Central Park. And having gone through it, I can tell you the images don't do it justice. It's truly a cool Immersive experience. And this is my first time in virtual reality, and I did not expect it to look so expansive once I was actually in the space and how I was truly feeling like I was able to interact with my peers who are also just starting out. It felt like we were all in the same room, which was really cool. So, again, as new joiners, we were introduced with different challenges and solutions. One of those challenges were to help out a global coffee company. He was having some issues, and then we were also giving tasks to search for a purple teddy bear EA Scavenger Hunt, which is actually where I met with one of my really good friends out of the Nashville office. And we're still good friends to the day. And I met him in one essential park. So apart from that, we also have the Leadership Essentials portal. There's also Lead Skills and Specialization portal, and there's also a beach as well. And there are all of these different spaces. It's just giving the new joints opportunity just to learn more about a center and what their future could look like at the company. And now in virtual reality, and in the next slide, we're going to go into more about space and design of things. So here we have the various offices that are in these virtual reality spaces. We have the New York office, the Chicago office. You also have the San Francisco office where me and Kristen, when she first joined the project, we actually went into the San Francisco office, and she gave me a tour where she got her COVID test and everything. And it was just really nice. And I feel like it was a really bonding and honest experience more than anything. Our next slide is just more images about the type of events and meetings we have in the virtual reality spaces. There are town halls. I know earlier Kristen mentioned the Arcs exhibition that she went to. There's different Pride events. Then in the lower corner, you can see there's a central winter wonderland where we possibly host holiday events. And within this slide, you can see how much we can be done and can happen within these spaces. Just continue to, again, enhance that human experience. A sensor also really believes in investing in its employees physical and mental health. And in doing so, they have provided the Supernatural app where we can do boxing and yoga. That does sound really fun, Stephanie. Where we can do boxing and yoga in this wellness app. And I know one of the person who actually has done a Supernatural app, and she had one comment for me, and she was like, It's unbelievable. So I can't wait to have my turn in the app. But it's just one of the many ways that center is trying to enhance human experience within virtual reality. And as you can see here at a center excuse me. Sorry. At a center, we look forward to the future. We see Immersive extended reality and circle to the way people work. And by leveraging their laptops, mobiles and headsets in tandem, they can achieve a truly connected and work experience. And lastly, if you really want to see what a day in the life looks like, here we have Katie. And also, with this kind of slide shows, it kind of shows how work will change because of this new implementation of the virtual reality. For example, Katie wakes up in the morning. She has breakfast, check her messages, and then shortly after she logs into her email, captures some email, catch up on some emails, then she presents have corn oral demos in the headsets, then she goes walking. And then she spins up her training in VR before she ends her day with a meeting with her career counselor and teams. And lastly, we're going to have Carl. I'm going to hand over to Carlis and give you more information about how fast this metiverse market truly is. Yeah, thank you so much. And I think it's so helpful to hear your own personal experience in this space, too, because especially as a new joiner, I said this at the beginning, you'll hear it a lot. Our grand experiment of what does the future of work look like. So anyways, okay, so kind of moving on, let's do a little bit more true or false here. So the metaverse market is expected to be $600 billion by 2024. $600 billion. True or false? True. True. True. Lots of truth. Okay, so, and this may seem surprising. We've even seen numbers at 800 billion. I mean, this is, we talked about at the beginning how quickly this is changing and how much it is it is growing. And I would even say some of these numbers change often. But what we do know is it's fake. We know it's coming. We know that it's going to touch almost every part of the way that we work. We interact with our customers, our supply chains, digital twins, you name it. So 600 billion? Yeah, more like 800 billion is what we're seeing right now, which is pretty wild. So we want to spend a couple of minutes, too. Just think about the flow of our discussion. We started with what is the metabolic? Educating you so that you can start to articulate some of this stuff that we know today. And then we talked a little bit about our own journey and how we're using it and experimenting with it. So now I want to transition to a little bit of what we're doing with other organizations and other parts of another client. So we move on. Kristin so this one was really cool. So this is an example of using virtual reality in this case. So totally immersive for training, especially your high risk training. So we partnered with the utility company and one of the things is we okay, so let's think. Put yourself in the shoes of a utility company, right? They inspect, they repair power lines. That's one of the things that they do well. One thing that came out of our discussions with them is oftentimes power lines that are sparking, transformers that are sparking are one of the leading causes of forest fires. And so they really wanted to make sure that any kind of transformer or power line inspections that their people do, they have to be really good at it, right? They really, really have to be good at it. And if you think. About how we typically do training, right? There's Webbased training, there's in person training. And then on the other end of the spectrum is on the job training, actually being on that power line, right? So if you think about how can we create the almost like being their training, that's where Immersive training really came into for this particular client. And so what we did was we essentially built as if you were there training, where power line inspectors can inspect virtual power lines and also be introduced, whether it be a barking dog or weather or whatever, it may be the same types of things that they would experience actually being there, right? So if we look at just a recap, right, we've got in the training spectrum, we've got your web based, we've got your 2D watching a video, and then we've got your OnTheJob training. This specific use case was that beautiful in the middle. How can we train people in a safe but super effective way, and one that's a lot less time consuming than actually getting on the ground too. So this is just one example of high risk training that we have seen and that's going to continue to grow. We are doing everything from active shooter training to firefighter training, you name it. Those high risk use cases are definitely something we could use Immersive training for. So another use case, another example, some of you may even have seen this. We partnered with the Disney Studio Studio Lab to create interactive digital movie posters. So I wish we had the video, I know I've seen it, but where people actually get to walk in front of this movie poster and it's like there in the poster, like there in the movie, which is pretty cool. So that's different, right? That's not totally Immersive, but that's kind of that augmented reality filter kind of part of this space, which is pretty cool. So if any of you all ever see this, this is one of the things that we were able to do, which is pretty cool. So another different type of use case. This is for H and M, which I know most of you have probably heard about. H and M, we partnered with their foundation and we created a digital avatar and we started to bring their sketches to life and specifically brought ten 3D garments using a digital twin that we had built in CGI technology. So if you look at that upper, upper left hand corner, you know, those are examples of avatars from scratch and design that we brought to life in this kind of 3D environment. Part of what we also did was we built a lookbook too, featuring that design, which was pretty cool. So think about like totally Immersive fashion, right? I mean, we're already getting there in so many other places, whether it be using augmented to shop, but think about totally Immersive shopping. It's pretty cool. So that's definitely different than the movie posts are definitely different than Immersive training. And we've got one more use case we can talk about. Which we partnered with Mars. And we did a digital transformation with them and built a digital twin and established an innovation lab where they could think about how do we use these technologies to adjust our supply chain and be more responsive to the market. Especially as they're creating these different products. Products that we all probably enjoy in some way or another since they are candy companies. So I'm going to pause because those were four different types of use cases. They hit on a lot of the things that Kristen talked about. When we think about what is this next wave of the Internet going to impact? So hopefully that gives you a little bit of idea of what we're seeing being brought to life now. But also, there's so, so much more to come here so we can move on. All right. Yeah. I guess now we're at the point where we are right on time, too, with questions, which is great, believe it or not. So any questions? I see one. Architecture and interior design use cases, certainly. I mean, it's certainly yeah, haven't seen interior design specifically, but I may actually go back to, I guess, what showed you a slide with our what we call space and design. So those were digital twins of our actual offices. We actually created a digital twin of our New York office. We call it one Manhattan. West. We created digital twin of that office before we even build it, before it was even complete. And so if you think about how we're using it for architecture, interior design, making decisions even in real life spaces, we did that for one of our own offices. Underground mining cave exploring addition to construction, actually. Yes. So mining, we have something that we call we call it the connected Mine Min, not Mi N D. So, yes, we have certainly used it in those spaces. Everything from offshore oil rigs to we've used these things for and usually, right, it's a combination of augmented reality, you know, the HoloLens and Immersive, depending on what it is that we need it for. Any other questions? Great questions. By the way, guys. What areas would you recommend as far as upskills increasing knowledge in this area? So I will say where we are right now is the conversions of multiple technologies. So I can't remember who said this at the very beginning of its Web Three, and it's Extended Reality, and it's this and that. That is certainly the case. I mean, we are here because of AI, digital twins, edge computing, extended Reality. It's the blockchain, right? It's the conversions of all of these things coming together. And so I think. Number one. Yes. That's the perfect way to begin your understanding of all of these things are coming together very quickly and finally in a place that we can think about what this next fully immersive connected world looks like where we have digital identities. You know. Digital wallets. One digital identity that goes across all of these different platforms rather than one digital identity for each of these. Right? So for sure, understanding a base knowledge of those, how it's coming together. And there's so much kind of meta verse 101. There's podcast, there's all kinds of stuff out there right now that I recommend. There's one specifically and I will post it in the chat. Actually, one of our colleagues runs it. It's a podcast. I will paste it in the chat, but that's a helpful one to start listening to. Okay, use cases on sustainability, zero waste economy and recycling. We actually built a pretty cool world right now. I was just chatting about it actually before this call with one of our clients. And it is a world where it's focused on the energy transition and it's an immersive world where different companies can come together and talk to one another about where they are in their energy transition journey. Connect with one another, learn from one another, but also see effects of climate change, learn about energy transition, learn about what others are doing. And so that's an example of a collaborative space all in the name of kind of what's next in the energy space, which is pretty cool. And I may stop. I feel like I'm answering a lot of these. So please, Kristen, y'all feel free to jump in. Infrastructure worldwide, ready for the Metiverse to take the leap and how it impacts ecologically the planet. Valentina that is an amazing question. We touched a little bit on responsible Metafourse, Kristen did. And I think that's super key because we have to think where we've come from, what we've been doing in the last 20 years. And certainly you would believe and know that we have learned a thing or two about technology and the impact it has on our planet and our people especially. And how do we create and design for a more responsible place in Metaverse where we may not have done that or had the opportunity to do it over the last 15 years in other areas. And so that is everything from your security, your legal, your wellness, your safety, protecting our children, exactly like the list goes on and on. But there is a huge effort across the board to design this metaverse responsibly and taking all of those things into effect, into account. And I will also say that question, how can laws and regulations be done in the metaverse? And just like also some of those questions around those elements that you see on the slide now, I don't know that we even have an answer to those. And some of them we may have an answer, but it might just apply to parts and portions of it. So I don't know know you, how can laws and regulations be done in the metaverse is such a good question, but I don't know that we necessarily have an answer to that yet. Also, knowing how many different players there are and different players doing different things, some are collaborating, some are probably more focused on their own path. So I think that question, I feel like I don't know that we have an answer to that yet. Did we get through everybody's questions? Make sure. I think you've done a great job, Carly, following up on it. I will also say that Accenture is hiring, especially in the Metaverse space. So all across the board, different skills and different roles, from sales to more technical to, like, literally everything in between. So if you are interested, maybe Eliza or someone on the team can share our contacts and you can reach out to us if you're interested. Join us, everyone. Yes, I can definitely do that. I can check with our leadership blockchain to share any of the hiring or contact info in their slacks. Yeah. Looking forward. I don't think there are any more questions, but yeah, I agree. This was an amazing transition. I feel like I've learned so much about the Metaverse that I can succinctly explain it to someone. Like, you may not know anything about it or who may want to learn more to get involved, but yes, thank you so much for sharing your amazing talking presentation today. Enjoyed listening to all these people different parts and just, like, having a really interactive discussion throughout the slide deck. Would you want to know about this one or that one? And, yeah, these are great questions and great presentation. Thank you so much for joining us today. Thank you. And I see that someone is going to join Accenture soon, so please feel free to contact us when you're with Accenture or even now that you want someone is asking, are there any pre ranks to get into Metaverse? I guess it depends on what you're planning to do, right? Like, are you going to be on the technical side? Are you going to be on the sales side? So it really depends on what you want to do. But I know we're getting close to time, so I'm happy whoever asked that question. Feel free to reach out to us to discuss further. And it sounds like the Meta versus, like, always expand. There's always new and different things learn about. So the job, like, may not even exist yet. I'm sure there will be jobs that we don't know yet. Okay, so I'll wrap up the presentation. Thank you, everyone, for joining us today. Thank you for our speakers on this Tuesday morning. Have great october. Okay. Bye, everyone. Thank you. Bye bye. Thank you for having us.