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Talking Heads: Metaverse Impact on Asia, ft. Deloitte's Duleesha Kulasooriya

Duleesha Kulasooriya, APAC managing director at Deloitte Center of the Edge, talks to Blockhead about the metaverse's impact on Asia.

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Duleesha Kulasooriya, Southeast Asia managing director at Deloitte Center of the Edge, spoke to Blockhead about the emergence of the metaverse, and how this new iteration of the internet and its multifaceted nature will impact Asia.

Kulasooriya has researched, written and spoken extensively about dynamic ecosystems, emerging business landscapes.

Born in Sri Lanka, and studied and lived in the US for nearly three decades, Duleesha holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, a BS in Engineering and a BA in Economics from Swarthmore College. He recently relocated to Singapore with his family.

Key highlights:

  • The metaverse is expected to have a "massive" impact on Asia, due to the region's young and tech-savvy population.
  • Interoperability will help to increase adoption, and regulators might help to play a role in ensuring interoperability between virtual worlds.
  • Gaming will be an integral part of the metaverse.