Learner, maker, systems thinker, innovator and tech evangelist, Luciana heads Product Innovation & Brand at Beyond Digital – an award winning design, technology and ideas company with offices in London, NYC, San Francisco and Austin. She is the founder of Unfold Inclusion, a network powering women/diversity in XR in the UK, and an international speaker (TEDx, SXSW, Cannes Lions, VR World Bristol, among others) on the intersection of human-tech, the power of VR and the value of diverse minds. Passionate about VR/AR/tech for good, she carries ongoing research on the possibilities and challenges immersive tech presents to neuroscience, empathy and female empowerment.
Formerly Head of New Business at REWIND, award-winning immersive virtual, digital & physical production studio, and with 5+ years’ experience in the startup world (Racefully, Import.io, UniPlaces, Macunx VR), she is also a STEM ambassador and member of Code First Girls, SheWorx, Ada’s List, Founders of the Future, Women of Wearables, Women Who Code, Blooming Founders, among others. She is also a Director and Evangelist at Realities Centre London, an incubator and academy for B2B VR/AR/MR innovation. She speaks internationally on and co-chairs the VRAR sub-group of Tech London Advocates.
Along her career, she has consulted for the likes of The World Bank, Panasonic R&D, Bloomberg, Lloyds, Intel, KPMG, Facebook, and Barclays, and regularly speaks about her journey and current work at schools, conferences, and companies worldwide.
Diverse representation is a priority for us. We're proud to say that our Summit speakers are 80% queer women, 50% women of color, 25% Black & Latinx, and 15% transgender and gender nonconforming.