Advisory Board

Expertise in emerging technology, arts & culture, advertising and experiential events

  Alexandra Rosen   Alex leads strategic marketing partnership programs for  Cisco , currently focused on music and putting collaboration and networking technology to work in new contexts, overseeing artist and tour partnerships, and telling meaningful brand stories.  She has been connecting dots at Cisco for over 6 years, from developing a mobile app and leading a big data campaign to working with STEM, CSR and innovation initiatives for the Rio 2016 Olympics. Prior to Cisco, Alex was at  Google  3+ years. She mentors startups at a Silicon Valley incubator and holds an MBA from  UCLA Anderson  and a BA in Economics and Poetry from  Stanford .

Alexandra Rosen

Alex leads strategic marketing partnership programs for Cisco, currently focused on music and putting collaboration and networking technology to work in new contexts, overseeing artist and tour partnerships, and telling meaningful brand stories.

She has been connecting dots at Cisco for over 6 years, from developing a mobile app and leading a big data campaign to working with STEM, CSR and innovation initiatives for the Rio 2016 Olympics. Prior to Cisco, Alex was at Google 3+ years. She mentors startups at a Silicon Valley incubator and holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson and a BA in Economics and Poetry from Stanford.

  Husani Oakley   Husani Oakley is a veteran technologist who has spent over fifteen years building world-class experiences, online and offline, that bridge the gap between art and science.  Currently, Husani is SVP, Director of Technology at  Deutsch (NY) , where his team is responsible for building enterprise, e-commerce, mobile and artificial intelligence experiences for clients including AB InBev, PNC Bank, Siemens and DraftKings. During his time in #agencylife, he’s been the Director of Creative Technology at  Wieden + Kennedy , VP Technology + Production at  EVB , and Director of Technology at  Euro RSCG (Havas) .

Husani Oakley

Husani Oakley is a veteran technologist who has spent over fifteen years building world-class experiences, online and offline, that bridge the gap between art and science.

Currently, Husani is SVP, Director of Technology at Deutsch (NY), where his team is responsible for building enterprise, e-commerce, mobile and artificial intelligence experiences for clients including AB InBev, PNC Bank, Siemens and DraftKings. During his time in #agencylife, he’s been the Director of Creative Technology at Wieden + Kennedy, VP Technology + Production at EVB, and Director of Technology at Euro RSCG (Havas).

  Lori Kozlowski   Lori Kozlowski is a writer, editor, producer, and media executive, exploring storytelling in all of its forms.  She was the producer of virtual reality series   Project Empathy  , which uses VR to explore human rights and social justice issues. The project was funded by Google and premiered content with The Atlantic and at the Democratic National Convention. In 2018, she founded   More Light Media  , a new media company focused on producing original works, as well as working with startups, brands, and NGOs on various forms of storytelling.

Lori Kozlowski

Lori Kozlowski is a writer, editor, producer, and media executive, exploring storytelling in all of its forms.

She was the producer of virtual reality series Project Empathy, which uses VR to explore human rights and social justice issues. The project was funded by Google and premiered content with The Atlantic and at the Democratic National Convention. In 2018, she founded More Light Media, a new media company focused on producing original works, as well as working with startups, brands, and NGOs on various forms of storytelling.

 
  Clint Schaff   Clint Schaff is an executive, educator and entrepreneur that builds community and conversation through marketing communications, emerging and digital media and storytelling content.  In 2016, Clint joined the  Los Angeles Times  as its VP of Strategy and Development, and is developing innovative content platforms and utilities in areas including audio, video, events and entertainment. He founded Newstory, a storytelling event that debuted at the 2018 LA Times Festival of Books. Prior to the LA Times, he built and led creative agency teams for  The Wonderful Company ,  GroupM/WPP ,  Golin/IPG  and  Edelman .

Clint Schaff

Clint Schaff is an executive, educator and entrepreneur that builds community and conversation through marketing communications, emerging and digital media and storytelling content.

In 2016, Clint joined the Los Angeles Times as its VP of Strategy and Development, and is developing innovative content platforms and utilities in areas including audio, video, events and entertainment. He founded Newstory, a storytelling event that debuted at the 2018 LA Times Festival of Books. Prior to the LA Times, he built and led creative agency teams for The Wonderful Company, GroupM/WPP, Golin/IPG and Edelman.

 
  Lori H. Schwartz   Lori H. Schwartz is a CNN Technology Contributor and a frequent speaker at major industry events. She sits on the Board of Governors for the  Television Academy’s Interactive Media Peer Group , driving thought leadership for the future of interactive media.  Lor’s  StoryTech  initiative facilitates communication between storytellers and technology companies. The trends briefings, curation and tours products have become well known globally through their work @ CES , @ NAB , @ NATPE  and @ AdTech .

Lori H. Schwartz

Lori H. Schwartz is a CNN Technology Contributor and a frequent speaker at major industry events. She sits on the Board of Governors for the Television Academy’s Interactive Media Peer Group, driving thought leadership for the future of interactive media.

Lor’s StoryTech initiative facilitates communication between storytellers and technology companies. The trends briefings, curation and tours products have become well known globally through their work @CES, @NAB, @NATPE and @AdTech.

  Deborah Worrel   Deborah Worrell is a business development consultant specializing in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. She brings deep expertise in marketing, advertising, events and technology sales from roles at large corporations like Google and Microsoft as well as leading-edge VR/ AR start-ups like  EscapeVR ,  Blippar  and  Connected Reality .  Deborah anchors two  VRARA  (Virtual Reality Augmented Reality Association) committees– Marketing and Advertising and Location Based Entertainment -- evangelizing the industry and bringing VR/ AR thought-leadership to marketers, producers and executives.

Deborah Worrel

Deborah Worrell is a business development consultant specializing in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. She brings deep expertise in marketing, advertising, events and technology sales from roles at large corporations like Google and Microsoft as well as leading-edge VR/ AR start-ups like EscapeVR, Blippar and Connected Reality.

Deborah anchors two VRARA (Virtual Reality Augmented Reality Association) committees– Marketing and Advertising and Location Based Entertainment -- evangelizing the industry and bringing VR/ AR thought-leadership to marketers, producers and executives.

 
  Khayyam Wakil   Khayyam Wakil is a multiple award-winning futurist with over a decade of dedicated service in the digital arts, and deep-seeded roots as an entrepreneur for companies like  Live Planet ,  Immersive Media  and  Mettle VR .  He is widely known and well respected as a speaker, influencer and innovator. Having been immersed in the digital world of virtual reality for well over a decade, is now concentrating on having way more fun and helping others cut through the line and get in the door.

Khayyam Wakil

Khayyam Wakil is a multiple award-winning futurist with over a decade of dedicated service in the digital arts, and deep-seeded roots as an entrepreneur for companies like Live Planet, Immersive Media and Mettle VR.

He is widely known and well respected as a speaker, influencer and innovator. Having been immersed in the digital world of virtual reality for well over a decade, is now concentrating on having way more fun and helping others cut through the line and get in the door.

  Wagner James Au   James Au is a messaging, marketing & content and editorial strategist who helped launch the world’s largest social VR and MMO platform.  James brings a journalistic approach to all of his projects, honed from 10+ years as a freelance writer for outlets including   Wired   and the   Wall Street Journal.   He first did this as Linden Lab’s official “embedded journalist” in Second Life, which helped drive the first social VR consumer craze of this century. As a game developer, James was narrative lead, writing dialog and narrative and designing missions for MMO startup  ohai  (acquired by  Electronic Arts ).

Wagner James Au

James Au is a messaging, marketing & content and editorial strategist who helped launch the world’s largest social VR and MMO platform.

James brings a journalistic approach to all of his projects, honed from 10+ years as a freelance writer for outlets including Wired and the Wall Street Journal. He first did this as Linden Lab’s official “embedded journalist” in Second Life, which helped drive the first social VR consumer craze of this century. As a game developer, James was narrative lead, writing dialog and narrative and designing missions for MMO startup ohai (acquired by Electronic Arts).

 
  Mary Dumont   Mary Dumont is passionate about creating experiences that propel game changing partnerships in technology and culture.  She has over 10 years of global experience leading teams and connecting dots across experiential marketing, media, tech and brand development for companies like  Digiday ,  MMS  and  PTTOW!  and a proven track record in curating strategic marketing partnerships within an expansive global media network.

Mary Dumont

Mary Dumont is passionate about creating experiences that propel game changing partnerships in technology and culture.

She has over 10 years of global experience leading teams and connecting dots across experiential marketing, media, tech and brand development for companies like Digiday, MMS and PTTOW! and a proven track record in curating strategic marketing partnerships within an expansive global media network.