Virbela, an immersive technology company designing enterprise and academia-grade virtual worlds, announced on Thursday the grand opening of a new campus to connect classmates and workmates in a community-driven online space.
The firm is also holding its first-ever community summit, Hands In 2022, which celebrates the new campus, customers, updates, and honours ten years of platform development.
The President and Co-Founder of Virbela, Alex Howland, said,
“The enterprise metaverse is here, and Virbela is helping address common workplace challenges remote and hybrid organizations are facing today”
As part of Virbela’s latest update, the platform has received a trove of new updates. The latest features assist in enhancing the platform for enterprise use cases, which include:
- A new campus site that aims to improve the user experience by enhancing the platform’s tailored flexibility for individuals and firms. It also introduces a grid system to increase accessibility when users design virtual collaboration spaces. Firms can also import a digital twin of their real-world offices for employees to work remotely.
- Users on the platform can accurately represent themselves with various new avatar options, including gender, body type, and mobility.
- Virbela is also adding Zoom integration to the platform, enabling teams to make video calls from virtual office spaces, either individually or as a group.
“In the next five to 10 years we envision millions of individuals and thousands of organizations operating in Virbela’s virtual worlds, and we’ve designed our platform from the ground up to grow with and help organizations improve the employee experience, operate more efficiently, and build strong community and culture”
The University of California, Tecnológico de Monterrey, along with Davenport University, employ Virbela campus sites to teach students remotely while maintaining performance and engagement with digital human interaction.
Hands In 2022
The news comes as Virbela hosts its Hands In 2022 event on Thursday from 8:00 to 15:00 in its first-ever celebration of the community, built on its popular platform. The event will include speakers from global firms such as eXp, PwC, Fujitsu, and the American Cancer Society.
The Chief Marketing Officer at eXp World Holdings, Courtney Chakarun, also added,
“Virbela is one of eXp Realty’s biggest competitive advantages, enabling our cloud-based brokerage model that is growing exponentially with 20 markets and more than 77,000 agents”
The #Metaverse is taking off, and these are the leaders with the product vision to make it reality. #Virbela Co-Founder & President @DrAlexHowland kicks off #HandsIn with a keynote in the new Virbela campus today. pic.twitter.com/LKyiVznlhP
— Virbela (@VirbelaHQ) March 24, 2022
During the event, featured speakers will host panel discussions on diversity, equity, and the future of work in the Metaverse and hold customer workshops. Additionally, the event will include tours of the new Virbela campus and digital networking events.