IT services consultant Accenture has announced that it will make 150,000 new hires who will work from the metaverse using VR headsets on their first day. The company has even created a virtual place called the Nth Floor, where employees will socialize and participate in immersive learning experiences. Accenture is currently rolling out 60,000 VR headsets across multiple countries.
As part of its goal to help transition its business using emerging technologies, the company launched a Metaverse Continuum group led by Paul Daugherty, Group Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer. The company has started looking for new ways to collaborate and integrate after two years of the pandemic, while many employees continue to work remotely. Daugherty noted that he had already held several meetings on the Nth floor.
The Metaverse Continuum activity will help introduce customers to Metaverse learning and advance strategies, experiences and operations in the region. A recent report released by the company titled “Meet in the Metaverse: The Continuum of Technology and Experience Reshaping Business” indicates that among 4,600 technology and business leaders, 71% believe the Metaverse will have a positive impact on their business. , and 42% believe it will be transformational.
Accenture has 40 clients involved in the metaverse. Chocolate maker Mars, for example, is partnering with Accenture and Microsoft to help digitize its supply chain by embracing the concept of digital twins. Mars will now be able to do numerical simulations of its product development process so that variable factors like weather and other disturbances are taken into consideration.