Co-Founder at Sonify
Entrepreneur, researcher, immersive media start-up founder, recognized top business executive by Fast Company, data visualization expert by Google, emerging technology consultant to the United Nations, and XR technology expert with a long-standing reputation for building, implementing, and leveraging cutting-edge digital technologies and products to communicate data with a current focus on the intersection of technology and journalism. Talent in understanding and managing complex data projects and communicating concepts to technical and non-technical audiences. Skilled in both traditional and innovative approaches to data-driven and immersive storytelling using XR (Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality) to engage internal and external stakeholders. Speaking Highlights (5 years) • Google – DATAVIS TALKS – 1st external expert to speak on Data Visualization and Sonification • National security-focused US Government agency/audience – Emerging Technologies/Adapting to Disruption • Fast Company – Spoke on ‘What’s Next for Virtual Reality’ and 3D data panel at Fast Company Innovation Festival • Massachusetts Institute of Technology – XR Hackathon – ‘Building Immersive Data Visualization Using WebXR” • United Nations – Consultant VR/Data Expert – E-Analytics training to departments OICT, DPA and UNITAR • Harvard WeCode Conference – Guest lecture - ‘The Value of Immersive Visualization’ • World Bank Group – Visual Knowledge: Beyond Words – Data Visualization and Knowledge Management • Uniondocs – Storytelling for Immersive Documentary Workshop – ‘Immersive Storytelling Using WebXR’ • Digital Hollywood Conference – ‘VR-AR Production on the Edge: Storytelling in Content and Advertising’ Awards & Recognition • New York Times / NYC Media Lab Spatial Computing Challenge, Winner, 2020. • Online News Association Journalism 360 Award, Winner, 2019. • The New School, Design For Aging, Research Grant, Winner 2019. • Gannett Foundation Award for Technical Innovation in the Service of Digital Journalism, Finalist, 2019. • Kantar Information Is Beautiful Awards, Finalist, 2019.
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