Reliance Industries will broadcast its annual investor conference simultaneously on a virtual truth platform as well as 5 social media platforms on Monday as it takes another step in connecting people digitally for its annual general meeting.
Reliance Chairman and CEO Mukesh Ambani will primarily deal with investors at the 45th Annual Core Conference on Monday afternoon in the interactive and immersive 3D world of the Metaverse, sources said.
It will become one of the first companies in the world to hold its annual core conference (AGM) simultaneously on a virtual truth platform, while broadcasting it live on 5 major social media platforms, in addition to the main broadcast of JioMeet.
Powered by GMetri, the Reliance AGM virtual truth (VR) platform is created for a user to essentially walk around a living room and experience highlights from the company’s 2021-22 annual report interactively by entering and exiting various virtual spaces.
GMetri is a service-friendly no-code XR platform for developing, sharing, and tracking training modules, online stores, article displays, and immersive journeys.
Extended Reality (XR) is an umbrella term that encompasses Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Mixed Reality (MR), and everything in between.
Sources said the immersive experience can be enjoyed by everyone on frequently used mobile or desktop screens, although specialized 3D VR glasses can enhance the experience to a considerable degree.
Additionally, Reliance will include 2 other social media platforms – Koo and Instagram – to its list of digital opportunities to bring its AGM live this year to digital audiences. It will be available live from 2 p.m. Monday on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, they said.
Reliance has also activated its WhatsApp chatbot 7977111111 for its 45th Annual General Meeting so anyone can quickly find procedures and dates etc. around the annual general meeting.
The chatbot, which can be triggered with a basic “hello” message to the number provided, helps a user discover information such as the date and time of the AGM, how to view it live, how an investor can vote or ask questions, etc.
This all happens conversationally in the familiar WhatsApp environment which drives greater user engagement, they said, including at the last AGM in June 2021 the chatbot effectively handled over a lakh of questions with a high degree of precision.