Alan Smithson in 2019, A personal year in review.

2019 was a year of many wins and a few losses, but mostly it felt like a year of preparation for what I believe will be a most prosperous and exciting 2020. Here are my personal highlights of 2019

Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Las Vegas

Alan Smithson and panel at CES 2019 High Tech Retail

Restaurants Canada Show, Toronto

I was honoured to speak at the largest restaurant show in Canada

TEDx Talk ‘Marriage of Education and Technology’, Toronto

Alan Smithson TEDx Don Mills — Marriage of Technology and Education

Globe and Mail — Martech Mornings ‘why brands are taking augmented reality more seriously’

Miami VR Expo 2019, Miami

Miami VR was absolutely amazing. Met some lifelong friends there.

Augmented World Expo (AWE) 2019, San Fransisco

I was the moderator for the startup track at AWE 2019 where I announced XR Ignite.

XR Ignite Community Hub, Accelerator & Fund

XR Ignite the first XR business focused accelerator

XR For Business Podcast

Launched my first podcast, XR For Business. Over 70,000 listens in our first 6 months!

Ritossa Summit, Dubai

Reuters’ VRX 2019, San Fransisco

Alan Smithson talks about XR and Education on ZDNet

WOW! What a year. 2020, here we come! You can follow me on LinkedIn (sorry I have reached the cap of 30,000 connections so I can’t add anyone)

Here are my professional websites if you want to learn more about the work we do:

Alan’s purpose in life is to inspire and educate future leaders to think and act in a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable way.

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