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Kavya Pearlman
Founder & CEO XR Safety Initiative

Well known as the “Cyber Guardian”, founder & CEO of the XR Safety Initiative (XRSI), Kavya Pearlman is an award-winning cybersecurity professional with a deep interest in immersive and emerging technologies. Kavya is constantly exploring new technologies to solve cybersecurity challenges. She is currently developing XRSI Privacy and Safety frameworks for medical, XR and spatial computing domains. She has been named one of the Top Cybersecurity influencers for three consecutive years, 2018-2019-2020 by IFSEC Global. Kavya has previously advised Facebook on third party security risks during the 2016 US presidential elections and worked as the head of security for the oldest virtual world, “Second Life” by Linden Lab. Kavya is the co-host of the immersive podcast “Singularity Watch” and one of the Top 50 speakers in the cybersecurity industry. Kavya has founded The CyberXR Coalition that now focuses on diversity and inclusion and the cross section of Cybersecurity and XR, helped launch a trustworthy XR news platform, ReadyHackerOne and established a Medical XR Advisory Council.