Cathy Hackl is an Emmy-nominated communicator turned virtual reality & augmented reality speaker, producer and marketing futurist. Cathy works as a VR Evangelist for HTC VIVE and is also the founder for XR Marketing. Cathy was named by IZEA and Onalytica as a leading augmented reality and virtual reality influencer and also by NBC News as one of the top Latina women working in virtual reality. 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. Hackl was also selected as a 2017 Oculus Launch Pad Fellow, a program designed to support promising diverse VR content creators and help them bring their unique ideas to market. She currently helps innovative tech brands with highly-specialized communications services and workshops, while teaching communicators about the latest tools and tech. She’s also the founder of Latinos in VR/AR and one of the women leading the virtual revolution. She has spoken about VR and social media in more than 10 countries and has been featured in media outlets like Mic, CNN, Silicon Beat, Entrepreneur, VentureBeat and Mashable. Hackl is also the co-chair of the VR AR Association’s Marketing Committee and a leading voice in the VR AR marketing space. Before working in AR, VR and social media, she worked as a journalist for CNN, Discovery Communications, and ABC News. She loves all things mixed reality, tech, AI, blockchain and drones.