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Next week on VB Engage

In the next episode of VB Engage, our last of the year, we chat with Nirmal Mehta from Booz Allen Hamilton about some of the interesting AR and VR developments in the enterprise space. You’ll love this engaging chat!

If you missed last week’s episode:
Last episode, we interviewed the amazing Peggy Anne Salz, who knows more about mobile marketing and the future of smartphones than almost anyone. She calls mobile apps “the brand in your hand.” The future looks bright, and not just because we turned up the screen brightness to cornea-burning levels.

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