In this episode, Lauren Klein interviews Muralidharan Arikara, CEO of Xarpie Labs. Xarpie Labs creates visualization and simulation experiences within the retail, healthcare, and defense industries. Arikara describes how Xarpie Labs grew as part of the Machani Group, which has decades of experience in automotive manufacturing, into an innovator in virtual and augmented reality. He elaborates on the role of Xarpie Lab’s virtual reality and augmented reality experiences in allowing real estate customers a vision of properties from a distance. Arikara also paints a picture of Xarpie Labs’ augmented reality tools, including a project for a museum to visualize old gramophones for visitors and an air conditioning troubleshooting tool for technicians.
Muralidharan Arikara is an entrepreneur and the CEO of Xarpie Labs. Arikara is an engineer by training, and worked in the clean energy industry prior to his current role. In addition to his role as CEO at Xarpie Labs, he is also a member of the advisory board of several startups in the energy and consumer segments.
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