April Boyd-Noronha
Interim CEO XR Safety Initiative

April Boyd-Noronha is currently the Interim CEO of the X Reality Safety Intelligence (XRSI), the first 501c3 global SDO with the mission of helping build safe and inclusive emerging realities. She helped lead XRSI's launch of the Immersive Technology Standards for accessibility, inclusion, ethics, and safety in 2020 that paved the way for today's safe design and deployment of immersive technologies within the industry. 

April has over 20 years of experience in academia and advanced technologies as an author, global keynote speaker, thought leader, and advisor on emerging trends. In her role as Principal Consultant at The STEM Broker, LLC, she lectures and consults on the future of work on diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and accessibility of historically marginalized populations. April is also the Global Security Awareness Manager for a Fortune 50 company, responsible for engaging 48k+ employees in over 30 countries. 

She continues to blaze a trail in equitable practices as the first Black elected school board member of the Shawnee Mission School District (SMSD) which is the 3rd largest district in the state of Kansas. April is the parent of three technologists who are accomplished motivational speakers who share their experience of pursuing a STEM career track in IT/cybersecurity, engineering, and environmental science. For more details visit