Innovation in technology is growing more exponentially than ever before, and as our digital spaces evolve, so does the way we connect and interact with the world. Modern media, the channels and places where we digitally work, live, share, discover, and learn, are becoming more mainstream every day. In the United States, the average daily time spent with digital media such as podcasts, video games, and social media is over seven hours, and is projected to increase as technology and concepts like the metaverse continue to influence the future of work and entertainment. The metaverse, virtual environments where people interact with each other through virtual reality, augmented reality, and online gaming worlds, has particularly become a buzzword in technology, business, and even among casual internet fans in recent years. Whether it's reinventing social media, advancing blockchain technology, innovating video games, or developing new online entertainment experiences, these emerging media speakers and technology futurists are at the forefront of a new world.
Founder & CEO of Emblematic Group; Known as "The Godmother of Virtual Reality"
Co-Founder of Watcher Entertainment & Former BuzzFeed's "Worth It" Host
Futurist, Author & Globally Recognized Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality & Spatial Computing Thought Leader
eSports Host at Riot Games; Best Known as Host of European League of Legends Championship Series
Social Technology Expert & Head of West Coast Business Development at Republic; Original Inventor of the Hashtag, Co-Founder of Molly; Former Product Designer at Uber & Google
Award-Winning Game Designer & Developer
VR & AR Expert for Real Estate, Enterprise, and Manufacturing
Founder of HATCH Analytics; Author & Podcast Host
Leading Visionary, Futurist & Executive Director of the DaVinci Institute
Best-Selling Author, Futurist & Expert on Healthcare, Business Trends, Innovation & Customer Experience; Holder of over 40 US Patents
Founder of Backstage Capital, Tech Inclusion Activist & Host of "Your First Million" Podcast
CEO & Co-Founder of Gimlet Media, Best Known for his Work on "This American Life" & "Planet Money"
Executive Producer at ViacomCBS, Visual Effects Producer & Virtual Reality Developer
Director of Photography at Pixar Animation Studios; STEM Advocate & Supporter of Girls Who Code
Entrepreneur, Future of Work & Emerging Technologies Expert
Contemporary & Digital Artist; Founder of Techism; Metaverse Editor for Vogue Singapore
Virtual Reality Technical Producer & Co-Founder of Oculus Story Studio
President of VaynerNFT
Literacy Advocate & Actor Known for "Roots," "Star Trek" & "Reading Rainbow"
Founder & CEO of Modsy
Director, Producer, Comedian & Actor
Inventor of the Village Protocol Social Blockchain User Interface (UI)
Founder & CEO of Niantic; Creator of Pokemon Go App & Former Leader of Google's Geo Division
Founder of ARMOAR & The Digital Fashion & Art Club
Managing Partner of EpyllionCo; Expert on The Metaverse
Inventor; Founder of High Fidelity & Linden Lab; Virtual World & Metaverse Expert
Youth Tech Entrepreneur; Founder of CoderBunnyz; Gender Equality Advocate Featured in UN Women; Top 20 Finalist for TIME's First-Ever Kid of the Year Honor
Technology Reviewer & YouTube Star
CEO & Co-Founder at Manticore Games Inc.
Media & Technology Investor; Content Producer; Co-Founder & Partner at Galaxy Digital
Host of NPR's 'Tech Nation'
CEO of Xyris Interactive Design Inc.; Concept Innovator; AR, VR & Metaverse Specialist
Founder & CEO of ViARsys, Virtual & Augmented Reality Systems; Metaverse Expert
Virtual & Augmented Reality Specialist; VR & XR User Experience Researcher
Correspondent on NPR's Science Desk & Co-Host of Invisibilia
Gaming Technology & Metaverse Expert; CEO of Beamable
American Digital Artist and Graphic Designer; Creator of "Everydays: the First 5000 Days" NFT
Actress, Writer & TV Producer, Best Known as the Co-Host of the Podcast "My Favorite Murder"
Authority on the Metaverse, Virtual Worlds & the Game Industry
CTO of Meta
TV Host & Podcast Personality; Best Known as the Co-Host of the Podcast "My Favorite Murder"
Host of NPR's "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!"
Vegan Food Influencer & Actress
Actor, Comedian & Co-Host of the True Crime Podcast "Last Podcast On The Left"
Host of NPR's "Ask Me Another"
Creator & Host of "99% Invisible" & Co-founder of Radiotopia
YouTube Personality, Comedian, Author & Actress; Former Host of NBC's "A Little Late with Lilly Singh"
Standup Comedian, Host of the Podcast "WTF with Marc Maron" & Star of the IFC Comedy "Maron"
Podcaster, Actor & Producer, Co-Host of "Armchair Expert" with Dax Shepard
Vine, Instagram & YouTube Star
Actor, Writer, Director & Host of Popular Podcast "Armchair Expert"
Co-Host of "How Stuff Works" Podcast
Actor, Entrepreneur, CEO of Wayfarer Entertainment & Author of "Man Enough: Undefining My Masculinity"
Creator of the viral hashtag #OscarsSoWhite & Editor of BroadwayBlack.com and Large of NU Tribe Magazine
Podcaster at The Twenty Minute VC & SaaStr
Co-Creator of Skype, Digital Transformation Expert, Author & Investor
YouTube Sensation & Online, Go-To Source for Beauty, Style, Fashion & DYI
Chief Growth Officer at Triller; Former Chief Media & eCommerce Officer at Mondeléz International (formerly Kraft Foods), Host of CNBC's Cleveland Hustles & Author
Co-Founder & CEO of Rent the Runway; Award-Winning Entrepreneur & Gender Equality Advocate
Founder and CEO of Roku
Senior Vice President of Amazon Prime Video & Amazon Studios; Former CEO of Hulu
TikTok Content Creator & Mental Health Advocate
Makeup Artist, Beauty Guru & Social Media Personality
Head of HumanFX Research & Design of Alexa Devices at Amazon; Board Chair & Design Fellow at Design Corps; CEO of CognitiveExperience.Design Foundation
Journalist & Personality in the Video Gaming Industry
Comedian & Former Host of HQ Trivia
Tech Specialist & Podcast Host
CEO of Barstool Sports
Blogger, Podcaster & Social Media Strategist
Co-Founder of Crooked Media, Podcaster, Host of "Lovett or Leave It" and "Pod Save America"
YouTube Personality & New York Times Bestselling Author; LGBTQ+ Youth Advocate
NYT Best-Selling Author, Angel Investor, CEO of Renegade Global & Host of the "Why Not Now?" Podcast
Futurist Storyteller at the Intersection of Art & AI; Award-Winning International Artist; Creator of Interactive Film Experience "RIOT"
Co-Founder & CEO of Emerge
Academically-Trained Futurist, Emerging Trends Analyst, and Block-Chain Technology Guru
Designer, Futurist & Technology Ethicist; Author of "Future Ethics"