Ashley Crowder
CEO, Co-Founder VNTANA

Ashley Crowder is the co-founder and CEO of VNTANA, the industry leading platform that automates the conversion of physical products into 3D Web, AR, VR & hologram e-commerce experiences. She has worked in the mixed-reality space for over 7 years, creating unique hologram activations for Fortune 1000 brands including Adidas, Lexus, Intel and more. Prior to co-founding VNTANA, she gained valuable engineering experience at Gulfstream, Northrop Grumman and BP, now leveraging her engineering background to guide VNTANA’s overall direction and technology development to shape the future of e-commerce. Under her leadership, VNTANA has released the fastest and easiest way to create, manage, and distribute 3D assets for web, AR, and VR in an end-to-end CMS, making it easy to create a 3D version of every product in the world. Ashley has given talks on the future of mixed reality and how to incorporate it in enterprises today at prestigious venues including SXSW, CES, NAB, Digital Summit, Internet Summit, Augmented World Expo, TEDx Venice, the World Economic Forum’s Global Growth Companies & Technology Pioneers, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, The Montgomery Summit, Siemer Summit, Digital LA, and others. Ashley was featured as one of USC’s leading engineering CEOs of 2016 and is a part of the Microsoft Early Developer Program. She earned her BS in Industrial Systems Engineering and MS in Engineering Management from the University of Southern California.


05:15 PM - 06:00 PM
Grand Ballroom D
Marketing & Sales

New AR Form Factors

Ashley Crowder | VNTANA

Shawn Frayne | Looking Glass Factory

Brett Jones | Lightform

Isaac Rayment | MRSV

Karen Morgan | Soma Innovation Lab

Debra Davis | We Are Phase2

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Grand Ballroom C

The habits of highly successful AR/VR startups

Lynn Rosenthal | Periscape VR

Ashley Crowder | VNTANA

Ryan Fink | Streem

Paul Kellenberger | zSpace Inc.

Isabelle Hierholtz | Digi-Capital

Derek Belch | STRIVR