Erika Barraza

 

Social Innovator deploying emerging technology to unlock human potential.

 
 
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ABOUT

Erika is a builder of virtual worlds and new realities; she is a social innovator deploying emerging technologies to unlock human potential. She is the Founder/CEO of Emerging Visual Realities, Inc., a Blockchain secured marketplace for Digital Publishers to sell, syndicate, and manage creator teams and digital rights of Virtual and Augmented Reality content.

With a BA from the University of Michigan and a Business Degree in Social Entrepreneurship she is expert at blending storytelling and business acumen to create a positive impact on society. She envisions a world where everyone can create a positive new reality for themselves. Her work spans across multiple industries as an intrapreneur, implementing change management inside organizations to integrate emerging technology and operational innovations. She is a two time entrepreneur, Mr/Ms Silicon Valley  2017 Fundraiser and Pitch Competition Finalist, and Ashoka’s Building Vibrant Communities: Activating Empathy to Create Change award finalist. 

Prior to launching EVRealities, Erika worked at Singularity University securing strategic impact partnerships by working closely with elite global NGOs, agile nonprofits, enterprise clients and government agencies and startups all over the world.  Her work has launched activations in inclusionary design for collective bargaining, homeless solutions, refugee services, and community and shelter initiatives. Technology deployments include new water technology pilots and drafting water management system regulations, Virtual Reality content production and distribution technologies, health applications leveraging Artificial Intelligence, and decentralized Blockchain solutions for new economy development. This work has been implemented throughout the United States and in a globally diverse emerging economies, in the Middle East, Europe, and Latin America.  

 
 

REcent Engagements

Speaking

May 3, 2018 - Future of Immersive Journalism
                      Venice, CA

April 24, 2018 - Gyals Network: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency for
                          Beginners
                      San Francisco, CA

March 30, 2018 - General Assembly: Women in Tech
                      San Francisco, CA

March 27, 2018 - General Assembly: Decentralized Economy and Value
                            Creation
                      San Francisco, CA

March 25, 2018 - Blockchain Brunch Series
                     San Francisco, CA

January 23, 2018 - WebXR for Social Good
                      Los Angeles, CA

November 2, 2017 - Blockchain+VR Mixer: Decentralizing VR Content
                      Venice, CA

October 15, 2017 - Latinas in Hollywood
                     Playa Vista, CA

October 12, 2017 - Digital Hollywood: VR+AR The Next Normal for News
                               and Non Scripted Content
                      Los Angeles, CA

June 29, 2017 - Goethe Institute: Future Technology and Civic Innovation

Workshops

COMING SOON - VR/AR Marketing for Non-Media Companies

July 19, 2018 - SwissNex: How to Produce and Apply Virtual Reality

May 8, 2017 - Greece Communitere: Refugee Mobile Resource Center Design

March 5, 2018 - How to Produce and Apply Virtual Reality for Flood Assessment and Disaster Response

 
 

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