Dialog hosts Google I/O Extended in Metaverse for 1st time in South Asia


Dialog Axiata PLC, Ideamart, and Innovation Foundry, in collaboration with the Google Developer Group Sri Lanka, recently hosted the highly anticipated tech event ‘Google I/O Extended Sri Lanka 2022’ in the Metaverse for the first time in South Asia on 28 May, as a part of the global Google I/O 2022 event which was held on May 11.    

Drawing in over 200,000 viewers, the event empowered tech enthusiasts from across the country with an immersive and interactive Google I/O Extended Sri Lanka 2022 experience falling in line with Dialog’s brand ethos of delivering ‘The Future.Today’. Attendees were enabled to interact with the event proceedings in the Metaverse from the comfort of their homes by simply logging into the event via their mobiles, laptops, or tablets as the event was livestreamed across Dialog’s official Facebook page & YouTube channel, and Channel One on Dialog Television (Ch. 1).    

The Metaverse event, a first of its kind in the South Asian region, was hosted by local tech influencer Chanux Bro and Ajmal Hussain and featured Google’s latest innovations and developer products while also bringing together developers from around the world for insightful tech talks and hands-on learning with Google experts. Dialog showcased its 5G-ready advanced tech solutions including Digital Twin, Robot Arm, 360-Video, and Hologram, and the ground-breaking work conducted at its ‘5G Innovation Centres’. The event also featured Dialog’s unparalleled Intelligent Video Content Analysis (IVCA) product portfolio and many more core innovations. Throughout the event, participants received the opportunity of winning exciting prizes including 777 NFTs, a range of Smart devices, Star Points rewards & limited edition Google I/O Extended Sri Lanka 2022 T-shirts.