During times of crisis, companies are forced to rapidly digitalize their services. What opportunities can virtual reality offer today?
Suddenly, not only were large events cancelled, but face-to-face contact became a thing of the past. Travel has since been restricted and the schools are now closed. The change was swift and, for some, brought many unexpected changes to the work environment and set-up - with the majority of communication shifting to different levels of the virtual realm.
In these times of social distancing and self-isolation, people crave human interaction like never before. Technology has become a definitive enabler allowing us to connect with friends, relatives and colleagues. Furthermore, it has pushed companies and public organisations to reinvent their approach to delivering services and connecting with their customers.
While companies are exploring new ways to engage with audiences and colleagues worldwide, let’s take a look at the opportunities in virtual reality that are already creating added value and providing concrete support for businesses.
The current situation has already pushed the world out of its comfort zone, but this is the perfect opportunity to experiment and find new ways of connecting and collaborating. Nothing stops us from taking a few steps and entering the immersive dimension. As Tom Clignez, Business Developer at TietoEVRY pointed out “Luckily, the state of XR technology today is advanced enough to enable easy, fast & affordable access for wide audiences. In crisis situation this provides possibility to leverage its full potential for business and user benefit”. For example, in the healthcare sector, thousands of professionals have been using virtual reality simulation to get the latest insights on patient diagnostics and care connected to the crisis.
There is no doubt that there is no going ‘back to normal’ after the crisis dissolves - our approach to work, learning and life will be reinvented.
Reach out to the TietoEVRY XR team to discuss immediate and long-term opportunities for your business.
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Over the years Ksenia has been navigating uncertainty of the digital age by applying innovative ways of working & design thinking methods to enable companies across multiple industries innovate & deliver outstanding results. Having strong background in User Experience and Design, Ksenia is driven by bringing the human perspective to disruptive tech innovation. Ksenia is part of Tieto Data Incubator team and the concept owner of Tieto Enhanced Reality Lab and Tieto CX Hack initiatives.