Inflection Points Podcast Season 3 Episode 1: Navigating the AR/VR Universe


Introducing the first episode of season three of the Inflection Points podcast, brought to you by the Office of the CTO at Extreme Networks! This season, we’re welcoming new hosts to the show.

Fresh faces Allie Irvin (Global Lead for Customer Success) and Brendan Bonner (Product Director for the Office of the CTO) are stepping in as hosts, taking the reins from legendary hosts Carla Guzzetti (SVP Experience and Product Messaging) and Tim Harrison (Director of Solution Architecture). With Allie and Brendan at the helm, this revitalized season promises to explore groundbreaking topics driving the future of technology, such as AR/VR, the Intelligent Enterprise Edge, AI/ML, 6G cellular, Wi-Fi 7, and Digital Twins.

The first episode of the season, titled “Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) – What’s the Difference and What’s Next?”, welcomes Thomas Brannen, Senior Analyst and Founder of OnConvergence, as a guest expert. OnConvergence is a contemporary industry analyst firm concentrating on technologies that drive human convergence, such as team collaboration, unified communications, and AR/VR. They firmly believe in the immense power of connecting people, not through devices, but with each other.

In the debut episode of 2023, the hosts and Thomas Brannen will discuss the implications of AR/VR technologies on society and their potential applications in the enterprise. They’ll delve into how these immersive technologies, along with advancements in haptics, are revolutionizing communication, collaboration, and visualization, offering users more realistic and interactive experiences. The conversation will also explore the transformative impact of AR/VR on industries like healthcare, manufacturing and education.

Additionally, they’ll examine the challenges and opportunities that AR/VR integration presents for the enterprise, including enhancing remote collaboration, streamlining complex processes, cost savings, and driving innovation in the workplace. Since the integration of AR/VR technologies into the enterprise have begun, the hosts and guest expert will explore the resulting implications for enterprise networking. They will discuss the necessity of addressing heightened power demands, processing requirements, latency concerns, and bandwidth needs to guarantee seamless user experiences.

Don’t miss this insightful conversation as they navigate the world of AR/VR and its potential to reshape the future of society, as well as the demands it places on enterprise networking.

Hold on, there’s, even more, to anticipate in season three! Not only will each episode be enriched by expert guests from diverse fields, offering comprehensive perspectives and deep insights, but Inflection Points is also embracing a videocast format to cater to a wider audience. Now you have the flexibility to enjoy the podcast during your drive or immerse yourself in the videocast from the comfort of your home. Watch the entire videocast of episode one here:

Season three of the Inflection Points podcast promises to be a captivating journey through the world of cutting-edge technologies, with fresh hosts, engaging conversations, and insightful guest experts. Don’t miss out on this must-listen and must-watch podcast series that will keep you informed, inspired, and excited about the future of technology. Stay tuned for more updates and join us each month as we explore the innovations that will reshape our world.

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