Futurist, speaker and author, Cathy Hackl, is a globally recognized augmented reality, virtual reality and spatial computing thought leader. She’s the #4 Top Technology Voice on LinkedIn (the highest honor on the platform).
She currently works as part of Magic Leap's Partner Marketing team, where she helps drive Enterprise Partner Marketing initiatives. She focuses on Enterprise partners and solution providers collaborating with them on a variety of marketing and communications programs to achieve joint GTM objectives.
Prior to that she was part of the Enterprise Strategy team at Magic Leap where she helped drive Magic Leap's enterprise go-to-market strategy as the company engages and provides solutions for enterprise verticals such as Entertainment, Manufacturing, AEC, Automotive, Education, Healthcare, etc.
Before joining Magic Leap, Cathy was the lead futurist at You Are Here Labs, where she led agencies, brands, and companies in applying Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality for marketing and training and worked with brands like AT&T & Porsche. She has been a global advisor to the VR/AR Association since 2016.
Cathy advised UPS as a VR Expert prior to the launch of their VR driver training program. She worked as a VR Evangelist for HTC VIVE and had an executive role at Future Lighthouse, an award-wining cinematic VR studio, working with brands like Oculus and Sony Pictures.
Prior to joining VR/AR, she worked in marketing and communications at CNN, Discovery Communications and ABC News. She was nominated for an Emmy in 2007 for her storytelling work.
Cathy is currently working on her second book The Augmented Workforce: How AI, AR, and 5G Will Impact Every Dollar You Make, which is slated to be published in 2020.