XR Ignite is driven by a global team of XR leaders, advisors, and mentors.

Team & Advisors

Alan Smithson

CEO

MetaVRse CEO ~ XR For Business Podcast Host ~ TEDx Speaker ~ Top XR Influencer ~ >1.5M targeted views per month on LinkedIn

Mark Kuess

Product Launch Strategy

President & Founder @ Kaisima ~ Keiretsu Forum Board Member ~ Industry Advisor @ Munk School of Global Affairs ~ Formerly Celestica and Kobo

Julie Smithson

Education & Training

MetaVRse ~ Co-President VR/AR Association (Toronto) ~ Co-Chair VRARA Education & 5G committees ~ TEDx Producer

Claire Cui

M&A and Investment Advisor

Richmond M&A Advisors ~ Formerly PwC, EY, and BDO Canada

Alex Colgan

Marketing Advisor

Founder, Farflung Studio ~ Formerly Leap Motion

Christian Schneiring

Sales Execution Strategist

Lawo Technology Sales Expert ~ VR/AR Association Board Member (Toronto) ~ Rotman MBA

Sam Northway

UX/UI

Deloitte Digital ~ AT&T ~ Tribal Worldwide ~ Havas

Simon Conlin

Project Management

FITC ~ The App Labb ~ Seneca College ~ Globacore ~ JWT ~ Saatchi & Saatchi

Eric Janssen

Sales Strategy

Intellitix ~ Ivey Business School ~ JM Security ~ Propel Entrepreneurship

Our Mentors

Elizabeth Baron

Immersionary Enterprises

Alice Bonasio

Inside.com

John Buzzell

You Are Here Labs

Greg Caterer

Neutral Digital

Eden Chen

Fishermen Labs

Jon Cheney

Seek

Jonny Cosgrove

Meeting Room

John Cunningham

DiSTI

Jeremy Dalton

PwC

Steve Dantas

Digityl

Benjamin de Wit

VR Days Amsterdam

Michael Eichenseer

Flipswitch VR

Bob Fine

VR Voice

Charlie Fink

Forbes

Taylor Freeman

Upload VR

Sabarish Gnanamoorthy

WaypointAR

Steve Grubbs

VictoryXR

Alexander Haque

Lumiere VR / Retinad VR

Samuel Huber

Admix

Michael Kaldenbach

Shell

Tyler Lindell

Scanta

Jacob Lowenstein

Spatial

Keram Malicki-Sanchez

VRTO

Matt Miesnieks

6D.ai

Florin Mihoc

ff Venture Capital

Jonathan Moss

Sprint

Vinay Narayan

HTC Vive

Amy Peck

Endeavor VR

Nathan Pettyjohn

VRARA / Lenovo

Terry Proto

Virtual Reality Marketing

Raj Puran

Intel

Gabriel Rene

Verses

Mark Sage

The AREA

Terry Schussler

Deutsche Telekom

Dr. Bjorn Schwerdtfeger

AR Experts

Ryan Smith

FTSY

Caspar Thykier

Zappar

Bill Tustin

Centertec

Antony Vitillo

Skarred Ghost

Tracey Wiedmeyer

Incontext Solutions

Samantha Wolfe

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