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Does anyone have experience using Avatars in business? If so, what are the pros and cons?


Mark Stokes
Title: CFO
Company: Private
(CFO, Private) |

Regis, what do you mean by using "Avatars in business"?

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Regis Quirin
Title: Director of Finance
Company: Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP
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(Director of Finance, Gibney Anthony & Flaherty LLP) |

Current Uses of avatars for business - Limited sales to customers, i.e. answers product features; Limited health care, i.e. administrative tasks including providing generic information; and Training.

Potential benefits of avatars in business - Reduce expenses associated with travel when interacting in a virtual world; Provide a sense of privacy on-line until you are comfortable; and, Avoids bias – racial, sexual, disability.

Business Opportunity - There is a whole generation growing up with avatars for gaming, i.e, Xbox and Wii.

I know there was an initial push to use avatars, but it fizzled out. I believe the earlier attempt was too soon.


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