VIRTUAL SUMMIT SERIES
Conversations about the metaverse have focused heavily on consumer and IT applications—how it will change Zoom meetings and office life. Yet there is another part of this virtual world that could be even more impactful and already has the right building blocks to make it real: the industrial metaverse.
This wave of innovation is at the heart of a virtual panel series that Fast Company and its World Changing Ideas Company of the Year Siemens will convene. Each session will feature thought leaders, including top Siemens executives, to help participants understand what the industrial metaverse is and how it will transform industry and infrastructure, supporting a new era of advanced manufacturing in the United States, accelerating decarbonization, and helping to attract a new generation of workers.
Why Digital Twins Could Be the Industrial Metaverse's Most Powerful Tool
The industrial metaverse has a critical building block: the digital twin. And it’s not an idea waiting to take shape. It’s already being used by businesses to model, predict and improve products and operations across numerous industries. In this insightful panel discussion, hear from thought leaders from numerous disciplines as they share inspiring examples of what’s already happening and what is needed to take the digital twin to the next level as part of the industrial metaverse’s growth.
Scaling Transformation: How to Take the Industrial Metaverse Beyond the Pilot Stage
Digital transformation is now a foundational part of every company’s strategic planning and increasingly a portion of that investment is focused on the industrial metaverse. As this innovation becomes part of the framework for the future of industry and infrastructure, it is becoming increasingly vital to increase the speed and scale of digital transformation that’s occurring industry-wide to set the stage for this virtual future. In this thought-provoking panel discussion, Fast Company and Siemens will convene a key group of business and technology leaders to discuss best practices for small and medium-size businesses to roll out their digital manufacturing investments and share key insights on how it applies to rolling out new products.
Why Gaming is the Hot New Skill Needed in Manufacturing
With more than 800,000 open positions across U.S. manufacturing, the industrial metaverse presents an opportunity both to lower barriers of entry and inspire a new generation of workers to apply their passion for gaming and working with technology in manufacturing. Fast Company and Siemens will bring together senior talent and business leaders to highlight the efforts and opportunities to address talent recruitment needs and share how AR, VR and the Metaverse can be used to train and engage people in industrial careers.