Monica Arés
Founder Th3 Third Door

Monica is a leading expert in innovation and immersive technology, whose multifaceted roles across technology and education solidify her as a transformative leader in the global technological landscape. Her pioneering work in building new tools with XR and AI technology has made strides in fostering lifelong learning, curiosity and the quest for innovation with the goal of increasing access to education and transforming the way we learn. As the former Head of Immersive Learning at Meta and a visionary leader on Interactive Learning Labs at Amazon, Monica has become a seminal figure in the field of immersive education.

Named among the Top 100 Global Women of the Future in Emerging Tech, Monica’s influence resonates globally. As an advisor and Chief Innovation Officer for startups and Founder of Th3 Third Door, Monica has formulated and executed innovative tech solutions that reimagine the future of work and learning. 

Recently appointed as the Executive Director of the Innovation, Digital Education, and Analytics (IDEA) Lab at Imperial College London, Monica will play a significant role in defining the vision for the coming decade while leading an expert team through the development and growth of new solutions for the rapidly evolving industry. In its scale, scope, and complexity, this transformation of technology will be unlike anything we’ve experienced before. Monica’s leadership embodies an inspiring journey towards a future where the convergence of technology and humanity will unlock unprecedented tools to solve some of our biggest challenges.


May 31

01:25 PM - 01:50 PM


AI + XR: The Game-Changing Fusion for Learning

Monica Arés | Th3 Third Door

Jun 2

01:05 PM - 02:00 PM


XR Roundtable: The Future of Eyewear in Practice

Monica Arés | Th3 Third Door

Pablo Colapinto | Nexus Studios

Martin Herdina | Qualcomm

Cerilenne Menendez Mendoza | T-Mobile