core team



Radical Inclusion Advocate

Alison possesses a powerful mix of entrepreneurial savvy and finely honed communication skills. Dedicating more than twenty-five years to the art of communication and interpersonal dynamics, she is a connector, facilitator and serial entrepreneur.

At the age of nineteen, her role as an Organizational Development Director for the Worksite Wellness Council led her to Co-Found and Administer the first...

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Venture Catalyst

James is a cultural strategist and organizer specializing in cross sector collaboration. he brings 20+ years in management roles across enterprise technology and creative community. his personal path led to exploring the edges of developments in silicon valley, from sustainability, to social justice, social media to conscious evolution, and now into the frontiers of emerging technology.

His unique perspective has made him a sought after speaker and he holds advisory positions with...


Chief Technology Officer

Dan has spent over 20 years at the intersection of internet technology and entertainment as an entrepreneur, inventor and investor. His technology interests range from Gaming and Ecommerce to Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence.

He is a consultant to both startups and large corporations and has made investments in over 10 companies where he is often an active advisor or board member. He is the Founder and CEO of...



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Dr. Tom Furness is an American inventor, professor, and virtual reality. a Professor at the University of Washington's Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, and the founder of the Human Interface Technology Lab at the University of Washington and its sister labs at the University of Canterbury and University of Tasmania. Known for his contributions in developing human interface technology, he has earned the title, "Grandfather of Virtual Reality." he is also the general manager and owner of the RATLab (Rocking and Thinking Laboratory), an engineering research and development company. he has continued to be a virtual reality visionary through his non-profit The Virtual World Society.


Gabo Arora is a Creative Director & Senior Advisor at the United Nations; Founder & President of LightShed, a virtual reality and social impact start-up; and an award-winning filmmaker represented by Within/ His work focuses on new technologies that promote social causes and make decision-making processes more inclusive. He is also founder of, the United Nations’ virtual reality lab.

Barry Pousman is the Co-Founder and CEO of Variable Labs, a company creating VR experiences to provoke deep immersion, foster empathy, and change behavior. Barry works with the U.N. as a Chief Digital Officer. He is formerly the head of Discovery VR Originals and consults with organizations and companies across the globe on virtual reality storytelling and uses for impact.


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James Slezak has been named "one of the top creatives changing the world” by Origin Magazine. He is founder and chief executive of Swayable, a media analytics startup based in California, backed by Y Combinator and Higher Ground Labs. He was previously Vice President and Chief of Operations of NYT Global, the international digital division of The New York Times, where he worked with designers, journalists, technologists and marketers to build the next generation of digital experiences. He also worked as a founding partner at New York-based social change agency Purpose, as a strategy consultant at McKinsey, and co-founded the sharing economy organization

Cris Miranda established himself as one of the foremost experts on virtual reality by creating the longest running VR podcast, EnterVR. He is also the Marketing Director at Vivid Vision a company creating VR solutions for human vision problems and A founder of the Metaverse Scholar's Club, a non-profit dedicated to expanding our collective knowledge of VR and AR.



Our Network

Our global expert network is catalyzed through the shared experience of participants at our Annual Re-Imagine Reality Summits. The network HAS grown to a global community of over 2500+ industry leaders across social impact, mindfulness, business, research, artists, VR/ar/mr and associated emerging technologies. This network acts as an active knowledge exchange, collaboration platform and peer to peer mentoring system.

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Digital Raign is a networked organism, our growth is dependent on deep relationships with partners. We have an eclectic mix of production, services, nonprofit, think tank and media partners to bring our clients and community cutting edge experiences that align with our focus areas of emerging technology, social impact and consciousness/personal development. Please be in contact if you would like to join the circus and community of organizations and individuals exploring the edge of possibility.