Amy LaMeyer is Managing Partner at the WXR Fund a venture fund investing in early stage companies are transforming business and human interaction using spatial computing (VR/AR) and AI. Our entire portfolio is comprised of female founders and gender diverse teams.
Amy is the author of ‘Sound and AR’ in the book “Convergence: how the world will be painted with data”. She has been interviewed by Wired magazine on virtual concerts. Amy often speaks and writes on immersive music trends, and has participated in several podcasts on the opportunities of spatial computing and virtual music experiences. Amy is also a mentor and angel investor in several music tech start-ups.
Founder & CEO
Amy Peck is the Founder & CEO of EndeavorXR, a leading global VR/AR (XR) strategy & consulting firm. She is a recognized thought-leader in the space and speaks globally on the future of XR and exponential technologies. She has deep connections within the industry and works with Fortune 500 companies, digital media/production companies and tech start-ups on XR strategy, content, development, product and GTM.
VP – DC Chapter
VR AR Association
Sophia’s mission is to accelerate the adoption of immersive & emerging technology across all industry sectors. Through her ability to effectively communicate complex technologies into feasible solutions that have a clear value and return, she creates unique opportunities for entities to create major impact utilizing emerging technology. She is sought after for her ability to influence global networks as an evangelist in propagating VR and AR technology through her leadership at the VR/AR Association and features on networks such as Forbes, ABC, CGTN and more.
Dr Faisal Mushtaq
Centre for Immersive Technologies
Dr Faisal Mushtaq
Dr Faisal Mushtaq is Associate Director of the Centre for Immersive Technologies, one of the UK’s leading XR research centres and holds a position as Associate Professor in Psychology at the University of Leeds. With a background in the cognitive neuroscience of learning, he has worked with VR technologies for over a decade and has acted as academic advisor for several SMEs. He was awarded a “250 Great Minds Fellowship” as recognition for his growing reputation as an international research leader. He has published extensively in a variety of high-impact journals on the use of XR for augmenting human learning and performance. Notably, his research team were the first to demonstrate potential cognitive and visual deficits following VR exposure in young children. Most recently, he led the development of a report published in partnership with Health Education England and a network of clinicians, scientists and XR businesses which outlined a vision for realising the potential of immersive healthcare solutions for the NHS in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Big Reveal
Recently named one of the ‘Top 25 Women in the Metaverse’, Amelia Kallman is a leading London futurist, speaker and author. She specialises in the emerging opportunities – as well as the risks – of XR, AI, data, and Web 3.0. Host of the podcast XR Star, as well as the YouTube series’ Blockchain in the Metaverse and The Big Reveal, her clients include Unilever, Red Bull, Together Labs, Lloyd’s of London, and UK Parliament. She is a mentor and activist in the responsible tech movement, and is currently writing her third book. www.ameliakallman.com @ameliakallman
Tom Ffiske writes about immersive technologies at the Immersive Wire, a newsletter and website dedicated to all things VR, AR, and the metaverse. His goal is to bring a curated digest of the analysis that matters, helping professionals interested in immersive to reach new heights.
Tom has written about the industry since 2016, covering the latest trends and investments while keeping a pulse on the latest innovations. He has spoken in several events, published a bestselling book on the sector, and help connect professionals to help each other soar.
Metaverse & XR Specialist
Yanna joined BCG’s DeepTech practice beginning of 2023 to lead on XR and Metaverse strategy. Prior to her new role, she worked in PwC’s Metaverse Technologies team, where she helped clients globally and across all industries discover, develop and deploy immersive solutions. She has run countless immersion sessions using the full spectrum of XR technology – from high-spec headsets to smartphone-based solutions.
Yanna advises businesses on the enterprise value of XR, helping to understand, quantify and implement the benefits. She has helped build and deploy solutions spanning 360 video, computer-generated graphics and volumetric video and has extensive experience using VR for better collaboration and more effective training. Recently, she delivered a pioneering XR discovery report that is now shaping the UK’s XR healthcare strategy.
Jay Latta is an Emerging Technology Strategist with over 35 years of experience and presence in the industry and on stage. His ThinkTank STINT is focused on humanitarian purposes, scientific research and advanced ideas, which bring benefits to mankind.