Alan Smithson

Father, Founder, Futurist.

My purpose in life is to inspire and educate people to think and act in a socially, economically and environmentally responsible way.

This is me…

Alan & Julie Smithson on Dragons’ Den

Alan Smithson is a father, founder and futurist. His purpose in life is to inspire and educate people to think and act in a socially, economically and environmentally responsible way. Alan makes creator tools including; METAVRSE, 3D creation engine for the spatial web, TheMall, world’s largest virtual mall and Meetopia, virtual collaboration platform, Your Director AI, automatic AI video switching and Emulator, a touchscreen system for the music industry.

Alan is also a board advisor to HSTAR Space, a space transportation company and a juror for The One Creativity Awards and Named Top Retail Expert, 2023 and 2024, Alan is a proud Father, Business Leader, TEDx Speaker, and Podcast Host. He co-invented the world’s first touchscreen DJ system, Emulator  and has been featured on Dragons’ Den, G4TV, WIRED and won DJ Mag’s Innovative Product.

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Love Sandal by Abi Smithson

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Keynote Talks

The Future of Communication is Virtual
In 2021, Zoom fatigue is real.  The alternatives are emerging and we are rapidly moving towards a spatial reality that will fundamentally change the way we communicate.  There are over 200 XR Collaboration platforms in the world, learn which is right for your needs?

Transforming Education with XR
XR technologies have the potential to unlock the true potential of humanity.  Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality (XR) has proven to be one of the most efficient, effective means by which to train, upskill, reskill and educate people.  It turns out that humans learn better in 3D while doing.  

This keynote talk, outlines the different types of XR technologies and how they are being used by enterprises like Walmart, Siemens, Sprint and others to save time, money and lives.

The State of XR
This introductory keynote is aimed at educating those new to virtual, augmented and mixed reality (XR).  From defining the difference in technologies to demonstrating how this technology is being used across multiple industries, this 1-hour keynote ensures that attendees are up-to-speed and up-to-date on all things XR.

209 Ways Organizations are using Virtual, Augmented & Mixed Reality (XR) Based on a blog post “109 Ways” released in March 2017, this ever-evolving talk touches on the myriad ways Virtual, Mixed and Augmented Reality (XR) is being used outside of gaming and entertainment.  

From healthcare and construction to design and remote collaboration to marketing and training, immersive technologies will revolutionize how we compute and communicate in business over the next 20 years.

The World in 2030
Imagine a world where autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, vertical farming and cryptocurrencies are the norm.  How does this impact the future of education, communication, transportation, healthcare?  How will this impact your business and what can you do to prepare for a future that is almost impossible to predict. 

Live from TKS Summit 2018


TEDx Don Mills – The Marriage of Education & Technology
The world is approaching a tipping point where technology is accelerating faster than we can manage the rate of change.  By using emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, 5G, Virtual & Augmented Reality, Quantum Computing and Blockchain, we can unlock human potential and allow the next generations to live their most successful lives.  


Other Previous Speaking Engagements

  • VRX Panel: Moderating “Future of Learning with XR”
  • CVR Panel: Moderating «VR/AR/MR for Enterprise» 
  • CVR Panel: Moderating «VR in Film & Storytelling» 
  • VRLA Panel: Discussing Immersive VR Content
  • PDAC Conference: VR/AR for Mining
  • BNN Interview (Live)
  • FITC: Monetization Strategy For The VR Industry METAVRSE 360 Trailer
  • METAVRSE White Paper: VR for Business 
  • Amber Mac DX3 Interview with Alan Smithson
  • Alan Smithson hosts VR/AR Panel at Techweek TO
  • METAVRSE CEO discusses VR Technology for Fintech and HR Industries at VRTO TrepFuel presents Cultivate | Q&A with Alan Smithson
  • Superhuman Entrepreneur Alan Smithson
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