Professor Dr. Fabrizio Palmas is a leading expert in the fields of eXtended Reality (XR) corporate training and immersive experiences. With a strong background in Business Administration and Computer Science, he leads an interdisciplinary team at straightlabs in developing innovative training formats from concept to implementation. As a trailblazer in the world of XR corporate training, Prof. Dr. Palmas leverages his extensive experience and expertise to create groundbreaking projects in areas such as professional development, immersive arts, and gaming. Notably, he has also contributed to the development of the immersive media designer apprenticeship in Germany as one of the selected experts from the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB). In academia, Prof. Dr. Palmas holds a professorship at the University of Applied Management and serves as a guest professor at prestigious institutions like the Technical University of Munich, Ravensburg University of Cooperative Education, Munich University of Applied Sciences, and Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland. Fabrizio Palmas enhances the TUM Center for Educational Technologies as a member of their Advisory Board, bringing his knowledge to the forefront of educational technology advancement.
His diverse skill set, which includes being a Professional Scrum Master, has allowed him to make a significant impact in various educational settings. Prof. Dr. Palmas' research interests span a wide range of topics, including extended reality, innovative corporate training and lifelong learning, gamification, and artificial intelligence. As a committed member of the Open Gamification Code of Ethics (ID: 00117), he is dedicated to promoting ethical practices in the application of gamification strategies. In addition to his activities, he is a founding member and Education Cluster Lead at XR Bavaria e.V.. Leveraging his profound knowledge, Fabrizio is often invited as a keynote speaker at prominent events, where he shares his insights in various fields. His influential speeches are known to inspire, enlighten, and pave the way for novel ideas and collaborations. Besides his speaking engagements, he is a dedicated mentor. He extends his guidance and support to those seeking to make a mark in our society. His mentorship has proven invaluable at various events, fostering an environment of growth and innovation. Fabrizio's contributions extend to the world of academia as well. He is the author of numerous publications for prestigious publishers including Springer, Wolters Kluwer, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).