Jodi Schiller is a San Francisco-based entrepreneur, keynote speaker, consultant, essayist, and digital marketing expert. New Reality Arts grew from her passion for interacting with information and each other in new and immersive ways. Her background as a theater professional, writer, producer and director inspires her to bring the expertise of stagecraft to the development of augmented and virtual reality experiences, including those using brain-computer interfaces.
Jodi speaks on AR/VR topics worldwide at events such as CES, the Virtual Reality Summit, and the AWE conference, among others. She is the founder of ARVR Women, listed by Meetup as one of the “Most Active Meetups in the World” with the goal of achieving gender parity in the industry within five years. She is also an active member of the IEEE VR Standards Board and the Digital Senses Initiative, which seek to explore the boundaries of how technology can augment human perception.
Carla is a serial entrepreneur with diverse experience growing tech startups. She passionately tackles big challenges in technology and design with an eye toward making the complex simple and enhancing the human-computer relationship.
She is formerly the CEO and founder of CosmiCube Inc, an application design and development company with a portfolio including games, B2B, B2C, enterprise SaaS, and government projects. She is also the founder of DjinnFizz Inc., a B2B2C social entertainment company developing BandGenie, a platform for invigorating local live music culture and reconnecting communities. She is a usability and software design expert and has held Director of Design and Product Management roles at Rosetta Stone, Built.io, inDinero, and TravelKnowledge.
Carla brings strategic operational leadership and innovative design thinking to the New Reality team.
When we see something on a screen, or read a book, it’s a second-order experience. It’s something we’re watching rather than experiencing. VR is a first-order experience, it affects you as if you were there.
Successful campaigns, whether in traditional media or mixed reality, all rely upon the power of story. A brand’s success requires finding the right connection with their audience, understanding their motivations and desires, and responding in ways that exceed their expectations. The new reality of the metaverse gives us a whole new stage for telling our stories, and the opportunity to connect in ways we never dreamed possible before.