Cathy Hackl

Chief Metaverse Officer, Web3 Strategist - Journey

Cathy Hackl is author of the forthcoming book "Into the Metaverse" and co-author of “The Augmented Workforce." She's a globally recognized metaverse/ web3 strategist, tech futurist, sought-after business executive, speaker and media personality with deep expertise working in metaverse-related fields with companies like HTC VIVE, Magic Leap, and Amazon Web Services. She’s the chief metaverse officer and co-founder of Journey, where she leads Journey's Metaverse Studio working with the world's top brands on metaverse/web3 strategies, NFTs, gaming, virtual fashion and how to extend their brands into virtual worlds. She was recently featured in 60 Minutes+, WSJ, TIME, and WIRED's coverage of the metaverse and is a contributor to Forbes. Hackl has been dubbed the Godmother of the Metaverse and is one of the top tech voices on LinkedIn. She's also the host of Adweek's Metaverse Marketing podcast. BigThink named Hackl one of the top 10 most influential women in tech in 2020 and in 2021 she was included in the prestigious Thinkers50 Radar list of the 30 management thinkers most likely to shape the future of how organizations are managed and led.