The Metaverse: Infinite Possibilities
The InnoVision summit is CPAC’s annual innovation themed public event aimed at highlighting the newest advancements in science and technology that will revolutionize our lives. The audiences are professionals, business people, academics, students, tech enthusiasts and other individuals who are interested in exploring and learning about emerging trends. The objective of the summit is to enlighten the audience on how the world, their workplaces and their lives are being impacted by the newest developments in science and technology, so that they can be inspired, envision possibilities, and make informed decisions about their career, business and life.
The theme of InnoVision 2022 is the metaverse. Experts from Canada, US, and China will gather in the cyberspace to discuss everything about the metaverse, including a deep dive into the future and metaverse’s impact on industries, work and life, an outlook of the future of banking, currency transactions, digital property and the virtual market place, and a discussion about the future of human interaction and personal well-being.
Date: Friday evening, April 29, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm EST
Venue: Zoom Webinar
Partner of Financial Services at IBM Consulting, Canada
Director of the Digital Well-Being Lab, Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Laval University, Canada
7:30 – 7:35 pm Opening and Welcome
7:35 – 8:20 pm Metaverse: The Convergence of Technologies
Zengchang Qin, Professor, Beihang University, Beijing
From the first computer to AI, VR, blockchain and modern computation, information technologies are converging in the metaverse to make dreams realities and communication possible across spaces, times and languages.
8:20 – 9:05 pm Why the Metaverse Matters
Wagner James Au, Metaverse Blogger, Consultant and Author, Los Angelis
What does the future hold for us in terms of work, life and society in the metaverse era? How will the metaverse impact healthcare, education, agriculture, manufacturing … and dozens of other industries? And how will travel, shopping, entertainment, communication and social interaction look like? The metaverse is changing many aspects of human activity and creating a new world of unprecedented convenience, mixed realities and infinite possibilities.
9:10 – 9:30 pm Virtual Properties, Digital Currency and the Future of Banking
Serena Chan, Partner, IBM Consulting, Toronto
Cryptocurrency, NFT, Decentraland, The Sandbox … these are just the beginning. DeFi, Web3, cross-industry platforms and ecosystem business models will revolutionize the future of business and financial transactions and create a digital economy in the metaverse.
9:30 – 10:00 pm The Human Side of the Metaverse
Anna Lomanowska, Professor of Psychology and Director of Digital Well-Being Lab, Toronto
As digital technologies and social media converge in the metaverse, questions arise about the impact of this brave new virtual world on human well-being and mental health. What are the benefits and the challenges that await us? Will we be better off or struggle to balance our real and virtual lives? Our experience and knowledge gained over the past two decades can serve as a guide.
10:00 – 10:30 pm Q & A
10:30 pm Close