Virtual & Augmented Reality w/Artificial Intelligence (XR)
Consultant for Business & Education
Julie Smithson’s personal mission is to ‘inspire and educate people to think and act in a socially, economically and environmentally responsible way’.
It is through this lens, she is the Co-Founder of XR Ignite, a Community Hub & Virtual Accelerator for XR Startups that connects startups, studios and developers with corporate clients. Julie is also Co-Founder of MetaVRse, one of the world’s leading XR Consulting and product development companies community hub and hyper-accelerator.
Julie’s passion for education and community has led her to become the Co-President of the VR/AR Association, Toronto Chapter and Global co-Chair of the Training & Education Committees and bridging the gap with the next generation in the Student Education Committee. Julie is also leading the 5G Committee producing best practices and global standards through VR & AR applications.
Previously, Julie was Co-founder of Emulator, the world’s most advanced DJ system, which won the DJ Mag Innovative Product Award. She has been on the hit TV show Dragons’ Den, featured in the Toronto Star, Produced TEDx Toronto (2010), and introduced coding in VR at Canada Learns Code event.