Alan Smithson

CEO, MetaVRse


US & Canada




Alan’s purpose in life is to inspire and educate future leaders to think and act in a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable way.
Alan is the CEO of MetaVRse, a global leader in XR Technology (Virtual, Augmented & Mixed Reality for Marketing, Retail, e-Commerce, Education & Training). Alan is a TEDx speaker and LinkedIn VR/AR thought leader with millions of views of his articles and videos.
He is an Independent Global Advisor on the Business of XR to a select group of the world’s largest companies, chief investment advisors, and ultra high net worth family offices.
Alan is a founding member of the VR/AR Association, IEEE Mixed Reality Ethics Committee member, Mentor for a youth entrepreneurship program called ‘The Knowledge Society’ (TKS) and a mentor for Techstars Toronto and is on the SXSW Pitch Advisory Board for XR. Alan is also a TEDx speaker and a judge for the global Auggie Awards.

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quote Technology will be the solution to exponential growth building the changes we need to educate and support the next generation for the future of work.

The MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge to become Economic Prosperity Challenge in 2020