KPMG’s US and Canadian firms debuted a metaverse collaboration hub Wednesday where its employees, clients and communities will be able to connect, engage and explore growth opportunities across industries and sectors during virtual meetings.
The firm envisions a virtual office space where avatars will be able to interact in meetings and training sessions and showcased an animated YouTube video Demonstrating how it will look, with whiteboards, roundtables, conference rooms and other gathering places.
Both firms have also created dedicated teams to help clients pursue their own metaverse strategies. The move follows other recent crypto and Web 3.0 developments by both of KPMG’s North American firms. KPMG in Canada recently added Ethereum and Bitcoin to its corporate treasury and engaged with the broader crypto ecosystem through the acquisition of a World of Women NFT. KPMG in the US has integrated the non-fungible token experience and crypto training into onboarding for new professionals. Both firms have also begun leveraging Chain Fusion, a proprietary tool that helps with audit services for financial services, fintech and crypto companies. The collaboration hub will enable KPMG to offer immersive learning and development experiences, as well as recruit talent and converge the physical and digital worlds.
“The metaverse is a market opportunity, a way to re-engage talent and a path to connect people across the globe through a new collaborative experience,” said Laura Newinski, deputy chair and chief operating officer at KPMG in the US, in a statement. “The unique experience provided by our collaboration hub will tap the creativity and passion of our people and clients to accelerate innovation.”
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