Cathy Hackl announced as keynote speaker for OrlandoiX 2018


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She is a woman of many titles. From futurist to tech evangelist, to global and Emmy-nominated speaker, she’s known as a leader in the AR/VR industry. We are pleased to announce that Cathy Hackl is returning to OrlandoiX 2018 as a keynote speaker!

Hackl was named by NBC News as one of the top women in the AR/VR industry and named by IZEA and Onalytica as a leading AR/VR influencer. Hackl worked recently as HTC VIVE VR Evangelist during the launch of their latest headset, the VIVE Pro, and during the company’s partnership with Warner Brothers’ blockbuster, Ready Player One. She served as chief communications & content officer for Future Lighthouse, one of the world’s top VR studios focused on branded VR narrative, where she collaborated on projects with brands like Sony Pictures Entertainment, Oculus, Beefeater, and William Morris Endeavor. She’s the author of Marketing New Realities: An Introduction to VR & AR Marketing, Branding & Communications.

She is currently the Lead Futurist at Atlanta-based You Are Here Immersive Labs, one of the Southeast’s most prominent XR labs. Cathy is also a partner of Mixed Reality Ventures. Hackl works as an advocate for diversity in the tech industry, too, by founding Latinos in VR/AR and being named a 2017 Oculus Launch Pad Fellow.

If you want any more evidence on how awesome Cathy Hackl is, she’s been featured in media outlets such as CNN, Mic, Forbes, VentureBeat, Mashable and many more. We hope you’re just as excited as us to hear her discuss the future of the AR/VR industry at OrlandoiX 2018!