Factors that Affect Business Success in the Metaverse

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Factors that Affect Business Success in the Metaverse

  1. 1. <ul><li>“ Are we there yet?&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>A view of the factors that affect Business success in the Metaverse </li></ul><ul><li>James W. Stibbards SL: JB Hancroft Simplicity Labs </li></ul><ul><li> May 2010 - Dublin, Ireland (virtually) </li></ul>
  2. 2. Success... is about <ul><li>Stakeholder interests </li></ul><ul><li>Timing </li></ul><ul><li>Luck </li></ul><ul><li>Economies of scale ~ critical mass </li></ul><ul><li>… what else? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Does anyone have a compass? <ul><li>It's a “New World” </li></ul><ul><li>Where Are we going? </li></ul><ul><li>Where have we been? </li></ul>
  4. 4. The “Old Worlde”? <ul><li>The “good old days”... before “www.” </li></ul><ul><li>FTP </li></ul><ul><li>WAIS </li></ul><ul><li>Gopher </li></ul><ul><li>Archie </li></ul>
  5. 5. The New World <ul><li>News Flash! Columbus was right! The World is Not Flat! </li></ul>
  6. 6. New Architectures <ul><li>Cloud computing </li></ul><ul><li>Network computing(?) </li></ul><ul><li>Software as a Service (SAAS) </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Devices </li></ul><ul><li>Identity </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking </li></ul>
  7. 7. Stakeholders <ul><li>“ a person or group that has an investment, share, or interest in something, as a business or industry“ </li></ul><ul><li>Interested in the benefits or outcome </li></ul><ul><li>May be able to contribute time, money, influence... </li></ul>
  8. 8. Stakeholders <ul><li>“ a person or group that has an investment, share, or interest in something, as a business or industry“ </li></ul><ul><li>Interested in the benefits or outcome </li></ul><ul><li>May be able to contribute time, money, influence... </li></ul>
  9. 9. User Experience <ul><li>Ease of engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Distraction factor - why this? </li></ul><ul><li>Our mobile lives </li></ul>
  10. 10. Business goals <ul><li>Return on Investment </li></ul><ul><li>Market Share </li></ul><ul><li>Social responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Brand management </li></ul>
  11. 11. Business factors <ul><li>Availability of risk-tolerant capital </li></ul><ul><li>Comfort level with emerging platforms </li></ul><ul><li>The new frontier of &quot;serious games&quot; </li></ul>
  12. 12. Enabling Technologies <ul><li>Speeds and feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Scalability </li></ul><ul><li>Interoperability </li></ul><ul><li>Catalysts & Inhibitors </li></ul>
  13. 13. “ Are we there yet?” <ul><li>Yes, and No </li></ul><ul><li>… only for a moment ... </li></ul><ul><li>There is always changing </li></ul><ul><li>Where we are right now, is not “the New There” </li></ul><ul><li>We have the opportunity to help Shape The Future! </li></ul>
  14. 14. It's all a Learning Experience
  15. 15. <ul><li>Thank you ! </li></ul><ul><li>James W. Stibbards Simplicity Labs (SL: JB Hancroft) [email_address] </li></ul>

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