Alan Smithson’s purpose in life is to inspire and educate people to think and act in a socially, economically and environmentally responsible way.
Alan is a Co-Founder of MetaVRse, a low-code platform that makes it easy to create & share interactive 3D experiences instantly on the web, featured in Forbes. TheMall, a 100m sf virtual retail and entertainment destination built on the MetaVRse Engine. Your Director AI, Automatic Face Tracking Video Switcher.
Named one of the most prominent Digital Futurists to watch out for in 2022, Alan is a proud Father, Business Leader, TEDx Speaker, and Podcast Host. He co-invented the World’s first touchscreen DJ system, Emulator — featured on Dragons’ Den, G4TV, and WIRED and winning DJ Mag’s Innovative Product of the Year in 2011. His 10-year-old daughter, Abi, invented sandals that leave a heart-shaped tan line on your feet called Love Sandal. Abi has been featured in Inc. and won Top 20 Under 20 at only 10 years old. Not to be outdone, his wife and co-founder, Julie, also runs XR Women, the world’s largest xr industry meetup for women.
Alan is also an independent global advisor on the Metaverse for SXSW, Fortune 500 Companies and UHNW Family Offices, recently featured at Ritossa Summit, Riyadh.