If you held, say, a panel discussion in January 2020, and someone fell sick—the simplest and most probable solution would be to postpone it. Mainly because there was no other way to host such an event but in-person.
Fast forward two years and such “solutions” have been replaced by multiple alternatives, such as live Zoom webinars where anyone, anywhere in the world can converge on a screen and carry out those same conversations with an audience, or virtual reality experiences where interactivity comes in the most innovative, immersive ways. Think avatars gathering in a video game-like universe, or augmented reality experiences that merge digital and physical objects, where people in the flesh, on screens or as real-time projections can sit alongside each other in a real-world environment with the right tools.
This was just the case for Tatler Singapore’s panel discussion with Yusho Liu, Coinhako’s CEO and co-founder; Elroy Cheo, entrepreneur and co-founder of ARC; and Kaushik Swaminathan, senior associate at Hako Ventures, Coinhako and co-founder and CEO of Co-Museum; where a physical discussion had to quickly turn into an on-screen activation.