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CHARLIE FINK
Tech Columnist, Author, Podcaster Forbes

Charlie Fink is a Forbes tech columnist and the author of The New Metaverse Book (2022), which will be released later this summer. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed AR-enabled books Charlie Fink's Metaverse (2017), and Convergence, How The World Will Be Painted With Data (2019). 

In 1987, as a 28-year-old executive in charge of story development at Disney Feature Animation, Fink famously came up with the idea for The Lion King. From 1992-1995, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Disney-owned VR pioneer, Virtual World Entertainment. In addition to his work at Disney, Fink was Senior Vice President & Chief Creative Officer of AOL Studios (1996-1999), and President of American Greetings Interactive and Blue Mountain (2000-2005).

Fink teaches XR at Chapman University in Orange, CA, and at the new ASU Immersive Media graduate program in downtown LA. 

TALKS

Jun 2

03:40 PM - 04:30 PM

MISSION CITY BALLROOM
MAIN STAGE

The XR Roundtable: Big Thinkers Tackle Burning Questions

CHARLIE FINK | Forbes

Catherine Henry | Media.Monks

Ted Schilowitz | Paramount

Cathy Hackl | Futures Intelligence Group

Mike Boland | ARtillery Intelligence

May 22

03:37 PM - 04:07 PM

AWE USA 2022 Track Chairs

Robert Cazier | Hewlett-Packard

Jonathan Klein | PropTech Consulting

David De Cristofaro | Hypebot

Leonard Daly | Daly Realism

Raymond Mosco | HTC Vive

Alex Goldberg | Blue Origin

Lauren Domingo | HP

Finn Staber | Chicken Waffle LLC

Kristin Glushon | Trigger

Lori H. Schwartz | StoryTech

Brianna Havlik | HP

Clay Walsh | The Wild

Dane Laughlin | Koch Industries

Ashley Huffman | TITAN Haptics

Stefanie Hutka | Meta

Lauren Lemieux | BUNDLAR

Christine Hobbi | Plexus Worldwide

Ginna Lambert | VArtisans

Jarret Flack | HP

Lance Anderson | Lance-AR

CHARLIE FINK | Forbes

Estella Tse | Estella Tse, LLC

Heli Uusitalo | HP

Wendy Sherman | Art Slave