December 15, 2023

Mike Pell's 'Visualizing Business' Embraces the Future of Business

A Thought Provoking Conversation at Microsoft Garage

Our exploration into the future of business visualization started with an enlightening visit to Microsoft Garage, where we had the opportunity to sit down and discuss the implications of glasses-free 3D display technology with author Mike Pell who also leads the company’s outlet for experimental projects and curiosity-fueled explorations worldwide. He has also written “Envisioning Holograms,” and “The Age of Smart Information” which details how the fundamental nature of information is transforming thanks to the combination of AI and Data. 

The conversation sheds light on the untapped potential of advanced data visualization utilizing familiar devices, augmented with the ability to switch from 2D to 3D. Pell's insights, merged with hands-on LeiaSR demonstrations at Microsoft Garage, laid the foundation for a transformative understanding of how data can transition from being a static entity to a dynamic, 4D experience.

4D and Holographic Transformation in Business

In "Visualizing Business" Mike Pell champions an evolutionary shift in the perception of business data. Introducing the 4D approach, Pell envisions a dynamic and immersive understanding of business processes by adding the element of time. Are we talking about time machines here? Well, almost. This methodology extends beyond conventional charts and graphs, utilizing AI, Web3, Spatial Computing, and now, holographic technologies to create vibrant, lifelike business representations.

Could this be a NVIDIA Omniverse scene that visualizes 5G OpenRAN rollout in a city yet to be built? Yes. Could this also be a 3D video call? Certainly. Pell's discussion on the progression of holograms from rudimentary projections to sophisticated, high resolution 3D for business use underlines a significant advancement in data visualization​​. 

Leia's Role in the Visualization Evolution

Whether you are traveling back in time using AI by creating 3D imagery from archival 2D analog formats or designing the next luxury handbag, Leia’s groundbreaking work in 3D display technology aligns seamlessly with Pell's 4D visualization principles. Our technology, exemplified by the SR Pro2 on display at Microsoft Garage showcases the innovative application of our SDK, transforming standard videos into captivating 3D experiences. 

“You can immediately feel as you sit in front of one of these 3D displays that we are moving into a new phase of immersion. I’ve watched so many people have the same reaction – first, disbelief of what they’re seeing, then amusement as they run through all the possibilities in their minds.”

Leia's collaboration with leading tech companies such as ZTE, Acer, and Asus exemplifies our commitment to making high quality 3D visualization accessible. These partnerships have led to several innovative products that bring 3D technology to various devices, democratizing access to immersive content. Our mission is to make 3D available to anyone, anywhere, on any device, breaking down barriers and ushering in a new era of data interaction and visualization​​.

Envisioning a New Era of Business Intelligence

As business leaders incorporate  insights from "Visualizing Business," we step into a new epoch of business intelligence, where data is not merely observed but lived. At Leia we envision a future where the three-dimensional reality of our physical world is seamlessly reflected in the digital space to transform the way we work, play, and connect. A world where businesses can engage with their data in intuitive and insightful ways. 

This evolution from abstract representations to tangible, interactive experiences, fueled by holographic technology, AI, and immersive content creation, signifies a substantial advancement in our approach to and interaction with business data. The future we are moving towards is one where data visualization is not just a tool but an immersive experience, reshaping how businesses perceive, engage with, and derive insights from their data. 

To learn more, pick up a copy of Mike’s book!