BNP Paribas makes a Magic Leap to teleportation meetings
BNP Paribas is embracing immersive technologies to offer employees and customers teleportation meetings in Hong Kong, Dubai, London, Frankfurt and Paris, reports Jane Connolly.
In collaboration with spatial computing firm Magic Leap and French/Belgian start-up Mimesys, which develops spatial co-presence platforms, BNP Paribas Real Estate will use the tech to offer investment opportunities to clients – particularly those of Corporate and Institutional Banking and Wealth Management.
The teleportation meetings will be conducted via a lightweight, wearable spatial computer called Magic Leap One. Using augmented reality technology, the headset allows meeting participants to interact with virtual objects, while lowering environmental impact through reduced travel.
“For two years, BNP Paribas Real Estate has integrated immersive technologies into the development of its innovation projects,” says Kevin Cardona, BNP Paribas Real Estate’s head of innovation. “Already tested on two real estate projects in London and Paris, this innovation is a world first. It allows each participant to manipulate and alter the common plan, modelled in a 3D projection, whether it is a model of a real estate venture or a neighbourhood mapping.”
He adds: “Together with Magic Leap and Mimesys, we are inventing a new workplace that is more agile and collaborative, and that places people and expertise at the forefront of customer experience.”
The solution was tested over a one-year period before being implemented.