Luciana Carvalho Se
Business Development (Global, Part-time)
Learner, maker, systems thinker, innovator and tech evangelist, Luciana is the co-founder & Chief Marketing Officer of MindCheck — an early stage mental health tech startup — as well as a XR specialist and startup mentor at NOVA Co-Innovation Lab. A community catalyst, she remains a Director and Chief Evangelist at Realities Centre London (a B2B XR incubator and academy in London), co-chairs Tech London Advocates’ VRAR group, is a certified #IamRemarkable facilitator, sits on the board of Series Q (a non-profit for LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs), co-chairs Lean in Portugal and Women in Tech Lisbon, and is the Women in Immersive Tech Europe’s Ambassador for Portugal.Further, she is an international keynote speaker and workshop leader — TEDx, SXSW, Cannes Lions, LWT Summits, WonderWomenTech, Oslo Innovation Week and more — on the intersection of human tech, mental health & the power of VR/XR. Passionate about tech for good, she carries ongoing research on the possibilities and challenges immersive tech presents to neuroscience, unconscious bias and underrepresented voices' empowerment. Formerly Head of Innovation, D&I and Marketing at Beyond, Head of Partnerships REWIND, and previously spent 9+ years growing award-winning startups, her work has been recognised worldwide — i.e. named the Evening Standard’s Progress 1000 Most Influential People in Tech, honoured into the BIMA 2018’s 100 Rising Stars, elected a Code First Girls ‘25 Ones to Watch’ in 2016 and became one of the Founders of the Future.