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Cathy Hackl

Cathy Hackl

Futurist + Chief Metaverse Officer - Futures Intelligence Group

Cathy Hackl is co-author of “The Augmented Workforce” and leading tech futurist with deep expertise in augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), spatial computing and the metaverse. She’s one of LinkedIn's top technology voices (the highest honor on the platform) and a champion for diversity in tech. She has worked with some of the biggest names in tech including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Magic Leap, and HTC VIVE. She leads the Futures Intelligence Group & Future Metaverse Labs, an emerging technology consulting firm and lab that helps brands through strategic foresight and next-gen actionable strategies, helping brands and businesses enter the metaverse via virtual goods, virtual worlds, AR/VR and gaming. Hackl also serves as VP at Avatar Dimension, the only Microsoft Mixed Reality volumetric video capture studio on the East Coast helping brands in entertainment, fashion, enterprise and beyond create holograms. BigThink named her one of the top 10 most influential women in tech in 2020 and she's been called the CEO's business guide to the metaverse. She was included in the 2021 prestigious Thinkers50 Radar list. She is a sought-after keynote speaker and author. A global advisor for the VR AR Association, she was recently recognized by NBC News as one of the top Latina women working in VR.