Greater Noida: Global digital services provider Coforge on Tuesday announced the opening of its centre of excellence (CoE) for metaverse and Web3.
The new CoE will promote inter-disciplinary research and identify various use-cases using the metaverse and its intersection with digital technologies including blockchain, smart contracts, AI, ML, cognitive, data and analytics, and integration with other enterprise systems.
Coforge aims to be at the forefront of the immersive experience, real-time presence, decentralised control, and possibilities metaverse and Web3 offer. The company also plans to train and upskill over 1000 employees to deliver on the metaverse and Web3 requirements of its customers.
“We are excited to engage with the Metaverse, Web3, and related technologies to tap the countless opportunities for innovation they offer in our core verticals of BFS, Insurance, and Travel & Hospitality and in new verticals like retail, manufacturing, healthcare, and public sector,” said Sudhir Singh, CEO and ED of Coforge.
Leveraging Microsoft technologies, Coforge aims to deepen its Mixed Reality offerings. Coforge has already entered a partnership with industry leaders like Virbela, Hedera and R3 for their metaverse and Web3 offerings and has more partnerships in the pipeline.
According to Coforge’s Chief Digital and Technology Officer (CDTO) Vic Gupta, by enabling digital experiences, hyper-connected ecosystem, distributed control and processing, DAO and smart contracts, metaverse and Web3 present unprecedented business and transformational opportunities.
“Coforge is rapidly ramping up capabilities in these technologies. On the anvil are opportunities such as Virtual Spaces, AR/MR/XR, Virtual Storefronts, Virtual offices, Digital Twins, Virtual Assets Marketplace, and Web 3 enabled transactions,” said Gupta.
Coforge made this announcement during its annual technology conference #TechCon2022 which itself was held in hybrid mode using the Virbela metaverse platform and demonstrated many use cases in action through booths set up in metaverse.