Alan’s purpose in life is to inspire and educate future leaders to think and act in a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable way.
Alan is the CEO of MetaVRse, a global leader in XR Technology (Virtual, Augmented & Mixed Reality for Marketing, Retail, e-Commerce, Education & Training). Alan is a TEDx speaker and LinkedIn VR/AR thought leader with millions of views of his articles and videos.
He is an Independent Global Advisor on the Business of XR to a select group of the world's largest companies, chief investment advisors, and ultra high net worth family offices.
"Alan is true thought leader in AR / VR / XR - he's been building useful products in the space for years." - Justin Smith, Director of Marketing at North, Former Head of VR Marketing at Samsung USA.
Alan is a founding member of the VR/AR Association, IEEE Mixed Reality Ethics Committee member, Mentor for a youth entrepreneurship program called 'The Knowledge Society' (TKS) and a mentor for Techstars Toronto and is on the SXSW Pitch Advisory Board for XR. Alan is also a TEDx speaker and a judge for the global Auggie Awards.
Prior to MetaVRse, Alan invented Emulator, the world’s first touchscreen DJ System; used by Linkin Park, Armin Van Buuren, Microsoft, Sony, Heineken and more.
Alan Smithson | MetaVRse
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