SJP launches Metaverse podcast channel


Wealth supervisor St James’s Place is launching a brand new Metaverse-focused podcast channel to spotlight its growing use of immersive know-how.

It already makes use of ‘Metaverse’ know-how as a coaching device in its SJP Academy to permit trainee advisers to work together with digital purchasers, together with these with vulnerabilities.

Now it has partnered with The Podcast Guys to supply a four-part video podcast sequence referred to as Journey to the Metaverse.

The Metaverse is a web-based neighborhood which mixes digital actuality and augmented actuality to permit folks to interact with one another on-line as they’d in actual life.

Nicki Finnigan, head of digital studying and improvement at St James’s Place, mentioned: “We’re continually exploring and increasing our use of digital applied sciences to reinforce studying throughout the enterprise and for SJP’s companions and new advisers, whether or not it’s industry-leading VR experiences, Netflix-style field set studying programmes accessed at folks’s comfort or working with consultants throughout the {industry}.”  

She mentioned the brand new podcast sequence has given the corporate an opportunity to spotlight how it’s utilizing ‘immersive know-how’ to create new methods of working and interacting with one another.

She added: “Digital tech is inspiring new methods of studying and pondering, and this dialogue of recent know-how and immersive experiences helps to spotlight how this information might be utilized to the company and academic world.”

The sequence contains an episode constructed within the custom-made, SJP-branded VR campus created to reinforce visible studying, with options from digital coffees to a helicopter and a green-themed atrium, together with its personal waterfall wall.

Episode one of many sequence seems to be at immersive know-how, clarifying terminology and educating folks on how it’s being utilized in on a regular basis life, how it’s growing and the place it’s heading.

The second episode considers the roots and historical past of Digital Actuality, together with key {hardware} reminiscent of Oculus Quest 2 headsets and exploring how it may be utilized in numerous settings.

Episode three seems to be to the long run, exploring the present, deliberate and potential purposes of Immersive Tech, with its rising implementation in numerous industries and sectors throughout the company world.

The ultimate video episode is a visible journey exploring the Metaverse – the way it works, the place it’s heading and its implications for the way forward for the office – from contained in the Digital Actuality headset. It features a digital interview with Abid Hussain from the ENGAGE platform utilized by SJP.

Hosted within the SJP Metaverse campus, it highlights how social connections can made inside digital realities, bringing folks and companies collectively to speed up progress and efficiency.

The sequence is offered on Spotify.