DigiLens Inc. CEO Chris Pickett to Speak at World Government Summit in Dubai


SUNNYVALE, Calif. — DigiLens Inc., a global leader in head-worn holographic smartglasses and waveguide technology, is honored to announce that CEO Chris Pickett has been invited by the Government of Dubai to speak at this year’s World Government Summit, held from February 13 to 15, on the power of virtual societies to solve the world’s greatest challenges.

The World Government Summit Organization is a global, neutral, non-profit organization dedicated to shaping the future of governments and harnessing innovation and technology to solve universal challenges facing humanity. The World Government Summit 2023 will bring global experts, decision makers, and 40 world leaders together to share and contribute to the development of tools, policies, and models that are essential in inspiring and enabling the next generation of governments.

Pickett will be presenting on the main stage on February 14 during a panel discussion titled, “How Will the Metaverse Shape Societies of Tomorrow?”

The 21st century has seen an expedient intersection of technology and society. Beyond the social digital worlds that enable virtual human connection, virtual communities of practice have the capacity to respond to the world’s greatest challenges. These communities have become more prevalent during lockdown periods around the world, encouraging thinkers, innovators, industry leaders, and pioneers to continue their collaboration — virtually.

During this discussion, Pickett will join experts and industry leaders to share perspectives on the longevity and sustainability of virtual societies, as well as how governments can leverage the substantive knowledge shared in these communities to solve the world’s greatest challenges. Pickett will address the role of the Metaverse in this transformation and how core technologies can play their part in delivering on this future.

“For more than 15 years, DigiLens has been perfecting the key technologies leading to the next inflection point of collaboration in both the virtual and real worlds,” says Pickett. “Our foundational waveguide optics and ARGO smart glasses technologies will ultimately change how every industry does business — and empower a new wave of tech-enabled workers and collaborators by bringing knowledge and expertise to the frontline and beyond — with productivity benefits for governments, industry, enterprise, and consumers. I am honored to be given this opportunity to exchange ideas for transforming roadblocks to progress into opportunities for innovation.”

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