OnMetaverse Summit is the first international event on metaverse design and technologies.
A discussion about implementation of next-generation applications and technologies.
Outstanding international experts, private Breakout Sessions and an expo area where the visitors can enjoy first-hand the latest in tech.
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Metaverse Strategist. Entrepreneur, Investor, Author.
Metaverse OG. Virtual reality pioneer, serial entrepreneur, author, musician and investor. I have developed international standards and protocols and started and sold technology companies. I am currently Head of XR Ads and E-Commerce at Unity Technologies, where I oversee strategy and product for the company’s real-time 3D brand advertising and commerce solutions.
Prior to Unity I was an individual consultant developing technology and solutions for WebGL, VR and AR, and mentored VR and AR startups.
I am the co-creator of the VRML and X3D ISO standards for networked 3D graphics, and a specification editor for glTF, the new 3D file format standard for WebGL and OpenGL applications for desktop and mobile, VR, AR and more.
I am also the original co-organizer of the San Francisco WebGL Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/WebGL-Developers-Meetup), and the San Francisco WebVR Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/Web-VR/). I wrote O’Reilly Media’s books on Virtual Reality and WebGL: Learning Virtual Reality (2015), Programming 3D Applications in HTML5 and WebGL (2014), and WebGL Up and Running (2012).
Head of Marketing & Strategic Partnerships at TITAN Haptics
Ashley Huffman is an executive at TITAN Haptics who leads the international marketing efforts and strategic partnerships in VR/AR, gaming, and wearables. She’s the founder of the ‘All Things Haptics’ newsletter and a co-founder of The Haptics Club, a podcast created by members of the industry to support education, cooperation, and inclusion.
Author and Journalist at Forbes Tech
Charlie Fink is a Forbes columnist and the author of a new book, “Remote Collaboration, Virtual Conferences and the Future of Work” (May 2020), and the critically acclaimed AR-enabled books “Charlie Fink’s Metaverse” (2017), and “Convergence, How The World Will Be Painted With Data” (2019). He teaches XR at Chapman University Film School in Orange, California.
Fink is a consultant to some of the leading companies in the XR (AR/VR) world. As a 28-year-old junior executive at Disney, Fink famously came up with the idea for “The Lion King.” In the 1990s, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of VR pioneer, Virtual World Entertainment. Variety calls him “XR’s explainer-in-chief.”
In addition to his work as head of story development for Disney Feature Animation during Disney’s second golden age of animation (1985-1992), Fink was Senior Vice President & Chief Creative Officer of AOL Studios (1995-1999), and President of American Greetings Interactive and Blue Mountain (2000-2004). His past experience includes successful exits from several startups.
Co-founder and Ceo, AugmentedReality.org
Ori Inbar is the Co-Founder and CEO of Augmented Reality.ORG, a global non-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing augmented reality (AR), and the producer of Augmented World Expo – the world’s largest event dedicated exclusively to the AR industry. Augmented Reality.ORG’s mission is to promote the true potential of AR, and hatch augmented reality initiatives that offer unique value to its active users.
In 2009, Ori was the co-founder and CEO of Ogmento, one of the first venture-backed companies conceived from the ground up to develop and publish augmented reality games – games that are played in the real world.
Founder and Ceo, BadVR
Suzanne is the CEO & founder of BadVR, the world’s first immersive data analytics platform. With her background in psychology, she previously led product and UX design at 2D data analytics companies including Remine, CREXi, and Osurv. A recipient of Magic Leap’s Independent Creator’s Program grant, and an SBIR Phase 1 grant from the National Science Foundation, Suzanne thrives at the intersection of product design, immersive technology, and data.
In her spare time, she travels for inspiration (75 countries and counting), and is proud to be a published poet and former punk rocker. Her creative hero is Alejandro Jodorowsky, who has inspired Suzanne to take a completely unique and innovative approach to all of her work. She also has 19 tattoos, and is a big believer in the artistry of technology and the technicality of art.
Founder and Ceo, Somnium Space
Artur is Founder and CEO of Somnium Space. He has been navigating virtual worlds for more than two decades starting with Ultima Online in 1999, then Second Life and many more. Artur strongly believes in the ultimate future of Virtual Reality worlds with open and decentralized economy based on blockchain, amazing creation tools where imagination is the only limit. Artur has worked as an investment trader for many years before creating his first startup and becoming a serial entrepreneur. He is husband and a father of two wonderful children.
General Partner, Coral Capital
David is GP at Coral Capital and the CEO of NFT.com. He is an experienced investor and entrepreneur, and was a founding partner of Galaxy Digital and SolidX Partners, digital asset-focused financial services firms. He has over 15 years of international business and financial market experience, and has been involved in strategy, business development, and advisory of dozens of companies, and investment in 100s of companies and decentralized currencies. He has investment expertise in decentralized currencies, venture capital, private and public equities, derivatives and foreign currencies on a global basis. In addition, he has significant expertise across digital assets, blockchain technology, and FinTech among other emerging and breakthrough technologies. He previously was with Millennium Management and UBS Hong Kong. David has a bachelor’s degree in finance and international business from the USC Marshall School of Business and also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Founder & Web3 builder, Nether Labs
Master’s degree in Computer Science, prev. worked at AWS and in VC.
Now, launching ambitious NFT projets and decentralized applications with global brands and entrepreneurs.
Co-founder and Ceo, IGOODI
He graduated in economics from Bocconi. His professional experience can be divided into 3 phases: – the first, in the family group, where he mainly dealt with managing the European media platforms. And that’s where he learned about marketing. – the second, outside the family, in an airport service company with offices all over the world where he provided assistance to travelers. Here he experienced first hand the economy of services to the public and the importance of the latter. – the third, where he became interested in Blockchain Technology, attracted by technological innovation, like many of his generation. This interest has determined the turning point for his life both from a professional and a human point of view. And here is the idea, he founds a start-up with the aim of simplifying life online, everyone’s virtual life has become a priority and it is here that he commits all his energies today.
General Manager, LIVENow italia
After 20 years of experience in the digital industry, Cris coordinates all commercial operations in Italy and aim to transform LIVENow into the leading global and local live content distribution platform.
Founder and CEO, AnotheReality
Born in Osimo (Ancona) in 1978. Nerd since the age of 8, avid gamer, confirmed his passion for computers by learning to code at an early age. After classical studies and an honors degree in business administration, he began a career in marketing and sales at several multinational companies. After a long international experience at Luxottica, one day he tried Google Glass and realized that the future of eyewear was actually in technology. At the end of 2015, he left the world of large companies and decided to found AnotheReality with two other partners, where he is now CEO. He is also an author, TEDx speaker, professor at the Marangoni Institute, and SDA Bocconi collaborator.
Creative Director AND CEO, World XR Forum
Native of Geneva, Switzerland is the Creative Director and CEO of the World XR Forum. In 2016, he extends the prime mission of the forum by initiating WorldVRlab which finds, develops, and supports extraordinary creative talent who are devoted to crafting the immersive language of Virtual Reality. His expertise in the uses and the market of VR leads him to participate as an expert in major events throughout globe (NabShowShanghai, Sundance Film Festival, EMTS…). He moved from cinema to VR in 2015, joining apelab as Production Advisor on the series Sequenced (GDC 2015, Sundance 2016).
International XR Blogger, Entrepreneur
I work with virtual and augmented reality technologies since 2014, and in these years I have covered different roles in immersive realities, following important projects and getting prestigious awards.
As a developer turned into an entrepreneur, I’ve been at first the co-founder of Immotionar, a startup focused on an innovative full-body virtual reality system, and then the co-founder of New Technology Walkers, a group of professionals that offer consultancies all around breakthrough technologies.
Since 2016 I have a blog called “The Ghost Howls” where I talk all around AR and VR. It has been chosen various times as one of the best 50 VR websites and I’ve been awarded by Onalytica as being one of the top 50 virtual reality influencers. I’ve spoken at important events like WCVRI, View Conference, and AWE and I’ve been featured on Forbes, Huffington Post, Road To VR, and Authority Magazine.
20 years of organization of Tech Conference
25+ years experience in Marketing & Event Design and Production.
I’ve worked in Marketing for public traded companies and some of the largest International Advertising Agency in Italy.
I’ve co-founded Talent Garden Milan, the largest cowering space for workers in digital and creative industry in Italy.
I’ve created some of the most relevant tech events and conferences in Italy, such as Frontiers of Interaction, Frontiers Next Wellbeing, Futureland, World Wide Web Rome, among others and worked with international innovation giants like Singularity University and Mobile World Congress.
I also help corporates and startups finding the right talents, connections and opportunities in the market.
Simone Arcagni is a professor at the University of Palermo. Scholar, consultant, curator and
popularizer of new media and new technologies. He collaborates with “Nòva-Il Sole24Ore”,
“Repubblica”, “FilmTV”, “Tascabile”, “Segnocinema”, “Che Fare” and other magazines and newspapers. He is also the author of Digital World, a program of Rai Scuola. He has a blog on the website “Nòva100”. As a scientific consultant, he works for various organizations and institutions (Rai, Meet – Centro Internazionale di Cultura Digitale, Rome Videogame Lab, VRE, Invisible Studio…), and since 2021 he is also a consultant for new media and new technologies for the National Museum of Cinema in Turin. He is the scientific referent of the Union of publishers and digital creators of ANICA. Recently, as curator, he signed the exhibitions Futuri passati (Biennale Democrazia, Polo del ’900), #FacceEmozioni (with Donata Pesenti Campagnoni for the National Museum of Cinema) and Cinema futuro (Rome Videogame Lab, Rai Cinema and Cinecittà). He is the curator for Maker Faire Rome, Sottodiciotto and Letterature migranti. He curates the series “Nautilus”with Daniele Rosa (Luiss University Press). Among his publications, Oltre il cinema (Kaplan) and Screen City (Bulzoni). For Einaudi he published: Visioni digitali (2016) and L’Occhio della macchina (2018). In 2020 he published Immersi nel futuro. La Realtà virtuale, nuova frontiera del cinema e della TV (Palermo University Press/Rai), in 2021 Cinema futuro. Futurologia del cinema (Nero) e Storytelling digitale (Luiss University Press).
The latest publication is the editing of the book by H.G. Wells, The discovery of the future (Luiss University Press).
Skills Development, TVET Programme Officer at ITCILO, UN
Stefano Merante is the programme officer in charge of the Skills Development portfolio within the Employment Policy and Analysis Programme of the International Training Center of the ILO in Turin (Italy).
He works in the field of TVET and skills development since 2005. After a brief experience in Latin America, he has managed international cooperation and technical assistance programmes and projects in different countries of English-speaking and French-speaking Sub-Saharan Africa.
Training engineer and program manager, he has specific skills and experience in the creation of public-private partnerships, in the development of Recognition of Prior Learning systems and in the digitalization of skills systems. He holds a Master’s degree in Training and Employment Systems Design at the ENSFEA (Toulouse, France), a Master’s degree in International Cooperation for Development at the IUSS – School for Advanced Studies of Pavia (Italy) and a Master’s Degree in Humanities at the State University of Milan (Italy).
Founding Partner, Coinlex
Explorer of the frontier of law, author of numerous scientific articles on the intersection between new decentralized technologies and law, and in particular on bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, cryptoassets, Smart Contracts, Blockchain, ICO (Initial Coin Offerings), DLT (Distributed Ledger Technologies), passion that I share with precious metals.
Chartered Accountant since 1995 and Statutory Auditor since 1999.
Reporter, TV author and blogger
Reporter, TV author and blogger on topics related to technological innovation and the Digital.
She defines herself as a Reporter because she witnesses the radical transformation of society in the era of social networks, blockchain, Machine Learning and Big Data. The goal is to investigate the phenomenon that is affecting every area of human activity and to explain it. She writes about development, innovative ventures and startups/scaleups on the pages of the daily news of Rome for Corriere della Sera in the hope of intercepting some “unicorn” Made in Italy. Author and presenter of segments and programs on the same topics for Rai and La7.
She is the author of the program CODICE on Raiuno dedicated to the new exponential technologies, she produced the docufilm LO STATO SOCIAL for Sky Tg24 – an investigation on the last elections as seen through social networks – and every Saturday morning on La7 she has her own segment in which she talks to the most interesting innovative players on the Italian scene.
Sales and Partnerships Director, Pico Interactive
Manage the Southern European Region, LatAm, North Africa and Turkey sales and partnerships on behalf of Pico Interactive (over 50 countries, one distributor, multiple VARs)
Leonardo Maria De Rossi
Lecturer of Information System at SDA Bocconi School of Management
Leonardo De Rossi is Lecturer of Information System at SDA Bocconi School of Management. He is Course Director of the courses “Blockchain and Cryptoassets” and “Bitcoin and Blockchain Fundamentals” at Bocconi University. At SDA Bocconi, he is coordinator of the blockchain research stream DEVO Lab, professor of Bitcoin and Blockchain at different open programs, custom programs and masters, among which MBA, EMBA, EMBAWE, MFB, MISA, MEBI. He is Program Director of the international online program “Bitcoin and Blockchain Programme”. He received the 2018-2019 Innovation Teaching Award as a SDA Bocconi professor. Leonardo is also a PhD Fellow at Copenhagen Business School (CBS).
CEO e Co-founder di Nextatlas
Luca Morena has a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Bologna and has been a Postdoc at the Laboratory of Ontology at the University of Turin. His main research interests are now in the philosophy of technology, algorithmic culture, and AI. Luca is Co-Founder and CEO of Nextatlas.
Lockheed Martin Emerging Tech Lead
Shelley Peterson, a Lockheed Martin Emerging Tech Lead, has become a valuable Silicon Valley source, diving into the rapidly evolving augmented reality and wearables market to integrate emerging technologies with Lockheed Martin applications. Shelley has a diverse technology and defense-based background. Her engineering skill has been utilized by electronic warfare programs for E-Systems Company, on the B-1 Bomber Simulator at Dyess AFB, and on satellite ground integration and mission operations analytics at Lockheed Martin. Early in her professional career, Shelley founded a business focused on emerging technology solutions, including military aircraft distributed mission training and multi-spectral imaging monoculars. In her spare time, Shelley teaches college mathematics as an adjunct, she enjoys volunteering for STEM events, and operates Shotlink Lasers for the PGA AT&T ProAm.
Chief Financial Officer, Skilla
Specialist in digital learning, multimedia content production, web technologies and digital communication. He has been working for multinational companies as well as for the largest Italian organizations, for which he designed and coordinated internal communication campaigns, as well as innovation projects for training and eLearning. He has been working on digital skills, both for scientific divulgation and for the dissemination of digital culture within corporate populations.
Technology Solution Manager, Skilla
In Skilla since 2010, he works on all aspects related to the UX design and the eLearning communication protocols. He specialises in the collection and management of big data generated by digital training experiences. In 2015 he designed an innovative onboarding project using virtual reality. In 2019 he attended as a speaker the national convention on futurism. He works on projects related to digital transformation through blended and adaptive microlearning courses.
Alessandro De Grandi
CEO & Founder of The Nemesis
He founded his first startup at the age of 18, with the exit in 2020 Alessandro funds other startup projects. Passionate technology expert, his background as a developer led him to become one of the five TIM Digital Ambassadors in Italy in 2018. High-level collaborations with corps such as Microsoft, Axa, Generali, Sky and Carrefour. In 2015 he realizes that he can revolutionize the use of the web by integrating it with virtual and augmented reality systems through gamification. The Nemesis project was born from that idea and now it is one of the most promising Metaverses on the world scene.
Head of Innovation at Terna
Terna is an independent grid operator and one of the key players in Europe in terms of kilometers of electricity lines managed. This leading role makes Terna responsible for service towards the entire national community.
CEO & founder of BID Company and BEYOUxp
After graduating in Economics, Walter started his professional career in the UK. Back to Italy, in 2005 he started working for SAS and became Presales & Consulting Director – Finance Business Unit.
With over 25 years of experience in the Digital AI & Advanced Analytics, Walter is also a professor of the Business Analytics and Data Mining course at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan.
CEO, Founder, Creative-Executive Producer and Artistic Director at MIAT
Elisabetta is a business strategist and brand management executive, creative & executive producer, artistic director, interior architect and keynote speaker, with an international experience in VR, AR, spatial computing, virtual worlds, immersive art and Metaverse.
He is CEO and founder of MIAT Multiverse Institute For Arts and Technology and has over 20 years of experience as Global Chief Marketing Officer, Corporate Communication Director and Strategic Consultant in branding, marketing, communication, innovation and change for international organisations such as the New York State, Omnicom Group, Walt Disney, Mattel, Heinz, Plasmon, the Italian Railways, the Olympic Games.
She is a sought after keynote speaker. She has spoken at VR/AR Global Summit, Bocconi University, IULM University, Cattolica University, Police Academy, Italian Army, Immerse Global Metaverse and many other places. She is a contributor of Artribune. She has a degree in Interior Architecture and an MBA from the University of Liverpool and have been awarded “Student of the Year” in 2016-2017.
CEO and Business development at Augmented.City
Digital Policy Consultant
Confused about digital policy? You’re not alone. After spending 20+ years guiding organizations through complex digital operations, I’ve learned firsthand that many organizations are unaware of the risks they take. They often create unnecessary internal disarray and face stiff penalties or lawsuits (or both) for ignoring regulations they don’t even know exist.
Think of me as your digital policy sherpa. I help you not only climb the mountain of international laws and regulations, leverage your resources, navigate around cliffs, and survive the journey, I also show you hidden benefits and opportunities.
By providing clarity on sound digital operations, I ensure that global 1000 leaders understand digital policy and the implications thereof, as well as help them identify and gain competitive advantage. I’ll take you from where you are to where you want to be. Let’s climb the mountain together!
Head of Innovation Lab, SISAL
Leader with a sound cultural background, excellent soft skills and strong technical expertise in Innovation and particularly in defining and delivering AI solutions to improve company’s performance.
Hands-on experience in Telecommunications, ranging from Network Management, through New Service Design and Prototyping, to Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics with a special attention to designing for Humans and strong interest in Information Visualization.
A working life spent in bringing innovation and fostering Digital Transformation throughout the Company.
Problem solver with a systemic approach, able to deliver in short term while maintaining an overall vision.
Especially good in building bridges between departments, disciplines, siloes, ending up in fruitful long term collaborations.
Talented in driving and motivating groups (especially multicultural and cross-disciplinary teams) to work together with energy and passion, delivering great results even in complex, everchanging organisational contexts.
Last experience while leading TIM AI Center of Excellence and operating a collaboration network with major Italian universities, acting as facilitator for collaboration both across Academic Institutions and between University and Industry.
With AI becoming key for any company digital transition, we have worked with an incredible team to deliver enhanced customer experience, improving quality, while gaining efficiency throughout the company, contributing to its transformation.
Current role SISAL includes creaing from scratch the Innovation Lab, with the aim of promoting responsabile gaming, with the use of cutting edge technologies and an Open Innovation approach, involving Universities, reasearch centers and start-ups.
Chief Operating Officer // Associate at VRrOOm
Maud Clavier has been working in the VR field since 2015.
She directed her own production company during four years to create corporate and creative 360° films.
She worked then as an immersive artist on various exhibition and directed some docu-fictions in 360°: FILAMU that has been awarded across the globe and BELIEVE that has toured festivals.
She is now associate and COO at VRROOM, working on events such as Venice VR Expanded, SXSW and Jean Michel Jarre’s various concerts. Becoming an expert about the cultural industry inside Social VR platforms. She directs also flat films in social VR for all those events.