Featured Cathy Hackl VR AR Marketing Technology Influencer
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Tags: Gravity's Exclusives / Artificial Intelligence / Branding & Advertising / Digital Marketing / Emcees & Moderators / Future of Work / Future Trends / Journalist / Marketing / Social Media / Technology / Virtual & Augmented Reality


Cathy Hackl is an Emmy-nominated communicator turned virtual reality & augmented reality (XR) global speaker, producer, and futurist. Linkedin recently named her the #4 Top Voice in Technology globally on the platform in 2018.

She’s a Lead Futurist at You Are Here Immersive Labs, one of the Southeast’s most prominent XR labs. Prior to that, Hackl worked as an HTC VIVE VR Evangelist during the launch of their latest headset, the VIVE Pro, and during the company’s partnership with Warner Brothers’ blockbuster, Ready Player One. She’s the author of Marketing New Realities: An Introduction to VR & AR Marketing, Branding & Communications. Hackl was named by IZEA and Onalytica as a leading augmented reality and virtual reality influencer and also by NBC News as one of the top women working in virtual reality.

Hackl served as chief communications & content officer for Future Lighthouse, one of the world’s top VR studios focused on branded VR narrative, where she collaborated on projects with brands like Sony Pictures Entertainment, Oculus, Beefeater, and William Morris Endeavor. Hackl was also selected as a 2017 Oculus Launch Pad Fellow, a program designed to support promising diverse VR content creators and help them bring their unique ideas to market.

She’s the founder of Latinos in VR/AR and has spoken about VR and social media in more than 10 countries. Hackl has been featured in media outlets like Mic, CNN, Silicon Beat, Entrepreneur,, Forbes, VentureBeat, and Mashable. She is a global advisor for VR AR Association and a leading voice in the VR AR marketing space.

Before working in AR, VR and social media, Hackl worked as a journalist for CNN, Discovery Communications, and ABC News. She’s also the creator of the holographic press release. She loves all things spatial computing, tech, AI, and blockchain.


Defining the Practical Side of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (XR)

Augmented reality and virtual reality are causing a seismic shift in how customers will engage with content in the future. We will go beyond the hype and explore the practical applications of AR and VR from retail, to enterprise and beyond. You will learn how AR and VR can deliver compelling brand experiences that drive loyalty, sales and transforms customers into advocates for a brand, with measurable business outcomes and data to prove it.

Future of Marketing: Merging Business with Immersive Technology

Whether it’s virtual reality (VR) helping to reinvent storytelling and experiential events or augmented reality (AR) apps transforming the way we try on makeup, a new technological shift is ushering in an era where content is no longer flat, it’s now 3D/360, virtual and sometimes holographic. As these engaging innovations continue to mature, the need for valuable and effective mixed reality (MR) content will skyrocket and provide great opportunities and new challenges for PR pros.

Journey into the Future of a New Digital Reality

Sci-Fi movie technology has become reality. Digital Humans have become social media stars. It’s 2018 and the future is here.  Futurist and one of the top women in the VR / AR industry, Cathy Hackl has been to the far frontiers of technology and will share what lies ahead.

Augment Your Brand: Integrating AR into your Marketing Strategy

Whether you’re a techie or traditionalist, you need to prepare for the future of marketing!  This session focuses on the intersection between Marketing and Augmented Reality (AR). It will guide attendees through how AR is disrupting today’s sales and marketing funnels, and how marketers can use this emerging technology in their strategies. This session will challenge marketers to see the potential that AR brings to the industry while giving them practical takeaways.

Augmented Reality and the Future of Marketing: What Marketers Need To Know

Pokemon Go!, Snapchat’s dancing hot dog…AR has made headlines for several years now, but did you know that AR is more than just fun and games? Join AR Expert Cathy Hackl on a journey to the future of marketing and how immersive technologies are being used in business today and how they are being integrated into social media marketing strategies.





  • "Cathy Hackl is a force of nature. I am truly in awe of her social media and tech powers. Thankfully, she only uses them for good because with what and who she knows, Cathy would be an awesome super villain." Al Roker Today Show Co-Anchor, President and CEO of Al Roker Entertainment Inc., Roker Labs & Roker Media
  • “Cathy Hackl is not only a seasoned broadcaster, but a compelling trainer who received a 90 percent approval rating at a Public Relations Society of America’s recent workshop. Cathy’s ability to share implementable strategies, while offering cutting-edge digital engagement techniques, was impressive, especially considering her audience – career communicators.” Colleen Seaver Manager, Professional Development Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
  • "Cathy is a phenomenal speaker who is able to engage the crowd with her well-rounded experience and anyone could tell how passionate she was for the future of virtual reality. Not only was her keynote speech intriguing and informative, but her question and answer segment was one of the most interesting aspects of the conference. She was able to offer insight on so many sides of theindustry and will always be welcomed back at OrlandoiX." David Glass Founder and Executive Producer at Orlandoix
  • “Cathy Hackl is a futurist with an eye on today. She brilliantly takes the art and science of AR/ VR and outlines actionable ways to use it for business. Cathy’s journalism and public relations background outlines the who, what, where, when and why of AR/VR and how brands can best use it today to prepare for tomorrow.” Lisa Buyer Adjunct Professor @UFJschool, Author of #SocialPRSecrets

#AR is poised to improve #productivity, reduce costs, increase #sales, and have a significant impact on #ROI.

A surge in #enterprise #AugmentedReality from training field operations to in store experiences and beyond

At the #Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, the exhibit of eight Dali Masterworks, the highest concentration of Masterworks in the world, #AR is featured as the default viewing experience.

#DaliMuseum Takes #AugmentedReality Mainstream

Magic Leap Studios is pushing the limits of graphics & #SpatialComputing with Undersea 🐠 a new room-scale interactive reef experience with a dynamically generated coral reef biome, photo-real art style, and made with ♥️ in #UE4 @UnrealEngine

World-premiere in LA #SIGGRAPH2019

"We recently partnered with #MagicLeap to develop a #MixedReality quiz game that takes people through an interactive journey through #NewZealand "

Is #AirNewZealand The Most #Tech-Savvy Airline In The World?

Kids can use the #smartphone app to reveal a hidden world of #AR #interactive mysteries and challenges

#Lego Hidden Side 'haunted' sets combine brick building with #AugmentedReality

Nothing like hanging out with some amazing #VR #AR creators! @3DBearOfficial @ZoanVR #pikseli and being at @vrbarnyc is always amazing! @therlabnyc #eastCoastXR. @ellebee77

It’s so hot in the #DC metro area that our flowers are slowing getting a sunburn. #HEATWAVE2019 #heatwavedc #DCmetro

Grasshopper tostados anyone? Had a fun dinner at Urbano 116 in Alexandria. #futureoffood #future

Blimey! We've a red shirt down here at #SDCC2019. He's getting waaaay to close to those robots for comfort. Quick, come down and relieve him of duty before the inevitable happens! #redshirtsalwaysdie

In addition to performances, festival-goers can attend talks and workshops about #AR, #holograms and #immersive storytelling.

#Robot Performance and #AugmentedReality? Gray Area Fest Explores Art's New Frontiers