Ian Beacraft
CEO & Chief Futurist Signal and Cipher

Ian is considered one of the leading voices in emerging technologies today, speaking globally with corporations, conferences, and universities on the topics of artificial intelligence and innovation. Previously responsible for P&L’s and innovation departments at the largest agencies in the world, Ian is known for making bleeding-edge technology understandable and monetizable even when best practices are scarce. He heads a strategic foresight agency guiding companies through the rapidly changing technology landscape, helping them find meaningful routes to innovation that impact the bottom line, inspire cultural change, and create new products and services. Ian is known for pushing the boundaries at the intersection of technology and culture. He is the co-owner of a production studio designing virtual worlds and the first person to ever host a globally syndicated news segment as a synthetic human.


Oct 20

13:05 - 13:55


Creators in the Metaverse: All of Us

Ian Beacraft | Signal and Cipher

Javier Bello Ruiz | IMVERSE

Gabriele Romagnoli | ShapesXR

Pearly Chen | HTC Vive

Oct 20

17:05 - 17:30


Creative Machines: How AI Will Build the Metaverse

Ian Beacraft | Signal and Cipher