I am a regular speaker around the trends and impact of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and other technologies associated with the Metaverse such as Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain.

I’ve spoken in front of small intimate (C-level) groups through to large stages as a speaker, moderator, interviewer or panel participant.

Select speaking engagements include:

  • The Zayed Sustainability prize
  • NABShow 2022
  • Gatherverse 2022
  • Web 3.1
  • AWE 2020, 2021, 2022
  • The Poly Awards 2021, 2022
  • The 2021 WebXR Business Summit
  • Blink Talk Live
  • TEDx
  • Facebook Reality Labs
  • VRAR European Global Summit
  • VRTO
  • We Get Real AF {podcast}
  • VRAR European Global SummitCreative
  • Tech Week NY
  • Propelify

Select speaking topics include:

  • Building a More Sustainable World through the Metaverse
  • Web3’s Impact on the Business of Media
  • Impact of the Metaverse on Different Industries (With Matthew Ball, Tom Furness, Helen Papagiannis, and Ori Inbar)
  • Artificial Intelligence, Digital Being and the intersection with XR
  • The Future of Work
  • The Coming Experience Wars: How Brands Can Survive and Thrive in the Future of XR
  • A long term vision: The Impact & Opportunities of Immersive Technologies 5-10 years
  • Let’s Make Lots of Money – Opportunities and Strategies for Monetizing VR
  • Augmented reality, digital intimacy, and the future of brands & interaction
  • How VR Will Supercharge Grassroots Movements
  • The Future of VR/AR and Entertainment


Co-author, The Handbook of Research on the Global Impacts of Immersive Media,” published by IGI Global. Chapter title: “Immersive Media and Branding: How being a brand will change and expand in the age of true immersion.

My chapter explores the impact immersive technologies—augmented reality and virtual reality—will have on consumer branding and business in the near and longer term future. Weaving multiple use cases and examples throughout, I discuss the next phase of experiential marketing: how immersive branding will develop as spatial computing becomes more mainstream, and how brands can start thinking about how they can leverage the technology.

I also examine the rise of virtual influencers, how they will affect social media marketing—and how artificial intelligence will ultimately enable true one-to-one interaction with customers through virtual avatars. Finally, I outline and discuss the risks, rules and recommendations for how to successfully proceed as a brand curious about how to best harness the technologies.

Speaker, TEDx: “How VR Will Supercharge Grassroots Movements

The theme of TEDxRosetree was around the subject of Grassroots; my goal was to inspire people who aren’t in the Immersive Tech field with a vision of how virtual reality can, and will increasingly be used to connect people from all around the globe. I truly believe social VR is a paradigm shift that will be rocket fuel for good.

Quoted in Bloomberg article, “Deepfakes Can Help You Dance

“Linda Ricci, a consultant who’s worked in virtual reality and film, says Hollywood will eat up GANs technology, and that may not be a good thing. “The technologist and the artist in me thinks this is fantastic,” she says. “The flip side: It’s a scary, scary trend.”