Welcome to the Metaverse:
The Next Evolution of the Internet

The Metaverse is where our digital and physical lives will converge.
It will include a virtual world interacting with the physical world where we live,
and create a robust economy that spans entertainment, commerce, education
and work, while transforming long-standing industries such as finance,
retail, healthcare, manufacturing, and more.

Today, many major companies are investing in the Metaverse, including social media
giants like Meta (formerly Facebook) and Snap, gaming companies like Tencent, Roblox,
Microsoft, and Epic Games, and hardware providers like Nvidia and TSMC.
Embrace the possibilities the Metaverse will bring to your organization during this
fascinating session.
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Bitcoin is dead. Long live
Ethereum and CBDCs

The blockchain is considered a major technological revolution, but the rise
of speculative cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin and Ether, is an even more
exciting development. This surge has attracted a new generation of crypto
enthusiasts who see these currencies as the cash of the future.
Meanwhile, central banks and policymakers around the world are exploring
ways to introduce Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs). Investing in
cryptocurrencies now should be done with caution. It is vital today to explore
the potential of platforms like Ethereum or others that implement smart contracts,
and to be prepared for the opportunities and challenges that will come
with the widespread deployment of CBDCs.

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Achieving Digital Impact with
“State-of-the-art” Deep Learning

Deep Learning has enabled many practical applications of artificial intelligence
in today's organizations. It breaks down tasks in ways that make all kinds of
machine aids seem possible, even likely.
Applications such as driverless cars, image recognition, AI-generated art, and
language models like ChatGPT, are all available today.
Organizations need to empower employees and accelerate their digital
transformation strategies to embrace the future. Review in this session
"state of the art" case studies from today's global innovators such as
OpenAI, Google, Baidu, Meta, Apple, and Tesla.

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Is Web3 the Beginning of a
New Internet or a Stroke of
Marketing Genius?

Web3 promises a better internet built on the blockchain.
Its proponents claim it will eliminate middlemen, allowing users to transact
directly and have a greater stake in the applications they use.
Companies like Meta, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter make money through
advertising, but do not share any of it with users, who are supposed to be happy
with likes! Web3 is supposed to give more power to end-users, but it is also
being seen as a land grab by powerful people. Some people question whether
Web3 is just a rebranding of crypto with the aim of convincing
people that blockchains are the natural next phase of computing.
This session will delve deeper into the true nature and potential of Web3.

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Is the Global Race to Achieve Quantum
Supremacy Coming to an End?

Google has announced that their quantum computers, which are a new design for manipulating
and processing information, have achieved "quantum supremacy."
The Sycamore quantum processor of the technology giant was able to perform an incredibly complex
task in 200 seconds, a feat that would take the world's fastest supercomputers 10,000 years to complete.
The ultimate development and commercialization of this technology will greatly accelerate difficult tasks
across all industries, including financial services, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, space exploration,
and simulations in the Metaverse. Review today the future business applications of this
revolutionary technology.

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The Artificial Intelligence
Breakthroughs that are Changing
the Digital World

Artificial intelligence (AI) is referred to as the general ability of computers to perform tasks
commonly associated with intelligent beings. These processes include learning
(the ability to improve performance based on experience),
reasoning (the ability to understand complex concepts and make decisions), and self-correction.
Today’s review of the latest AI breakthroughs will help you understand how these advancements
will impact businesses and society in the future and, specifically, how your company
can use available resources to begin your digital transformation and solve previously unsolvable
problems. AI is both the present and the future.

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The Future of Cybersecurity
in the Metaverse

The Metaverse is the next iteration of the internet and will transform industries
such as finance, retail, manufacturing, healthcare, fitness, and more.
However, the technologies that enable the Metaverse, including Virtual Reality,
Augmented Reality, 5G, and Artificial Intelligence, raise concerns about privacy
and data security. In immersive worlds, these technologies will collect data at a
granular level, such as a person's gait, eye movements, emotions, and more,
putting greater pressure on existing safeguards.
Learn today about the strategies companies and governments are developing
to safely welcome the Metaverse-shaped data economy.

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The Ultimate Business Disruptor:
Quantum Computing

Classical computing was invented in the 1940s, but the advent of Quantum Computing
will make these computers appear painfully slow.
Calculations that would take longer than a human's lifespan to complete on a classical
computer can be done in a matter of minutes with quantum computing. Additionally,
it will enable solving problems that were previously unsolvable, such as efficiently
simulating new drug molecules and dramatically reducing the time needed for complex
financial calculations, among many others.
For optimization, sampling, or search problems, it promises more than just dramatic speedups.
Learn how Quantum Computing will disrupt companies in every imaginable industry.

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Managing the Upcoming Tsunami
of Unstructured Data with
Artificial Intelligence

The Internet of Things (IoT) explosion will see 75 billion devices deployed by 2025,
generating a large volume of data that companies will need to digitalize.
Unfortunately, most firms only focus on the easy information they can get from structured data,
while ignoring their unstructured data, which accounts for 90 percent of content generated globally.
Unstructured data is a significant source of untapped value.
Artificial Intelligence is now making it possible and affordable to sift through and find meaning
in vast amounts of unstructured data obtained from video, audio, emails, logs,
social media posts, and IoT devices.
Learn how organizations can reap these benefits today.
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Social Engineering:
The “Weakest Human Link”
in Cybersecurity

Social engineering involves tricking your employees into breaching security
protocols or giving away information.
It exploits human weaknesses rather than technology, preying upon people’s
propensity towards trust.
These exploits are often used to gather information for targeted cyberattacks,
using the 'little and often' approach to avoid raising suspicion.
Employees at all levels, including your senior executives, are vulnerable to
these tactics.
Your organizations can protect itself better against social engineering
and cyberattacks by improving employee awareness and introducing
simple technical measures.
Learn about the next steps in your cyber journey today.
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Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Computing, Web3 and the Metaverse Keynote Speaker, Futurist and Author.
Edgar speaks worldwide in front of chief executive officers, senior managers and government officials who are looking for new ways to gain and maintain a competitive advantage through technology

Keynote Speaker, Futurist and Author



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