- 11:11 - I think any industry that thinks they’re free from being affected by the metaverse is going to be naive in their thinking. I do think that the B2C type of industries are going to land up looking at this first because, again, it’s “Where does their target audience hang out?”
- 13:17 - I think there is opportunity in the corporate space and if you have a look — I mentioned J.P. Morgan, so FSI, financial, banking, insurance — those organizations are often quite forefront of adopting technology. They’re often quite pioneering. They’ve got the pockets, deep pockets to look at how to invest and how to better service their customers.
- 17:15 - I’m hoping that maybe the metaverse — it’s going to alter our world but hopefully enhances it — doesn’t replace some of those really cool things which are essential to being human. That’s what we’ve got to hold on to.
Julie Tregurtha, Area Vice President for Coupa for Africa and the Middle East, joins the VISION by Protiviti podcast where she speaks with Joe Kornik, Editor-in-Chief of VISION by Protiviti, about the metaverse and its implications for the future of businesses. Tregurtha, a resident of South Africa and leader in the IT industry for more than three decades, heads up a team responsible for the promotion of Coupa, a software company based in San Mateo, California.
Julie Tregurtha is Area Vice President for Coupa for Africa and the Middle East where she heads up a team responsible for the promotion of Coupa, a software company based in San Mateo, California. She has been a leader in the IT industry for more than three decades. Her focus on enterprise software and how it can solve critical business problems has led her to become one of few women leaders in a traditionally male-dominated industry. Tregurtha resides in South Africa.