techUK miniseries: The technologies underpinning the metaverse
As discussion continues to navigate and understand what the metaverse is, and perhaps is not, the evolution of the technologies underpinning this discussion will allow the first versions of the metaverse to emerge. As such, techUK’s new miniseries technologies underpinning the metaverse will help set the foundations of how the metaverse will be built
In short, digestible webinars for on-the-go or listening at home, this series will help give the wider tech sector insight as to why – and how – the metaverse ecosystem has developed in the UK, and what this may mean for this businesses in years to come.
Episode one: Advanced connectivity (5G, 6G and Wi-Fi 7)
Dean Bubley, Founder and CEO, Disruptive Analysis
Episode two: Advanced compute
Jamie Allan, Media, Entertainment & Broadcast Lead, NVIDIA
Episode three: Immersive technologies
Victoria Thorpe, Senior Manager, Accenture
Episode four: Blockchain
Ian Taylor, Head of Crypto & Digital Assets, KPMG
Episode five: Artificial intelligence
Sarah Cameron, Legal Director, Pinsent Masons, and Athar Agha, Principal Solutions Architect, Pinsent Masons
In the meantime, why not check out techUK's miniseries on the technologies underpinning the metaverse?
Digestible webinars for on-the-go or listening at home: this series will help give the wider tech sector insight as to why – and how – the metaverse ecosystem has developed in the UK, and what this may mean for this businesses in years to come.
Laura is techUK’s Head of Programme for Technology and Innovation.
She supports the application and expansion of emerging technologies, including Quantum Computing, High-Performance Computing, AR/VR/XR and Edge technologies, across the UK. As part of this, she works alongside techUK members and UK Government to champion long-term and sustainable innovation policy that will ensure the UK is a pioneer in science and technology
Before joining techUK, Laura worked internationally as a conference researcher and producer covering enterprise adoption of emerging technologies. This included being part of the strategic team at London Tech Week.
Laura has a degree in History (BA Hons) from Durham University, focussing on regional social history. Outside of work she loves reading, travelling and supporting rugby team St. Helens, where she is from.
Rory joined techUK in June 2023 after three years in the Civil Service on its Fast Stream leadership development programme.
During this time, Rory worked on the Government's response to Covid-19 (NHS Test & Trace), school funding strategy (Department for Education) and international climate and nature policy (Cabinet Office). He also tackled the social care crisis whilst on secondment to techUK's Health and Social Care programme in 2022.
Before this, Rory worked in the House of Commons and House of Lords alongside completing degrees in Political Economy and Global Politics.
Today, he is techUK's Programme Manager for Emerging Technologies, covering dozens of technologies including metaverse, drones, future materials, robotics, blockchain, space technologies, nanotechnology, gaming tech and Web3.0.