About

Good industry growth starts with us.

From supporting startups to celebrating award-winning projects, AIXR is the independent not-for-profit body for immersive industries.

Our growth is dependent on the people around us.

AIXR is a thriving membership community for VR/AR/MR businesses internationally, where you can connect with other leaders, develop your skills and be heard. At a time when great immersive companies have never been more important, the academy offers professional development, valuable connections and influence.

Chief Executive

Daniel Colaianni is the full time principle director of the Academy of International Extended Reality.

Daniel Colaianni

Daniel Colaianni

Chief Executive

Executive Leadership

The full time executive team reports to the board and is responsible for the ongoing management of the Academy and day-to-day operational matters.

Chris Gunby

Chris Gunby

Head of Academy Membership

Lisa Mach

Lisa Mach

Head of Academy Marketing

Adam Gilberts-Davis

Adam Gilberts-Davis

Head of Events

Management Board

The Academy’s board is made up of non-executive directors, responsible for operational and financial decisions that may effect the organisation.

Stephen Avila

Stephen Avila

NED - Commercial & Legal

Nicola Rosa

Nicola Rosa

NED - Corporate Strategy

Kelly Wright

Kelly Wright

NED - Design and Creative

Steering Board

The Governance and steering board is responsible for setting AIXRs values, standards, aims and objectives and delivering them in line with industry needs.

Vicki Dobbs Beck

Vicki Dobbs Beck

ILMxLab - AIXR Board Chair

Ryan Nadel

Ryan Nadel

Microsoft - Board Co-Chair

Joanna Popper

Joanna Popper

Transitional - Board Member

Rick Champagne

Rick Champagne

nvidia - AIXR Board Member

Carolina Navas

Carolina Navas

Snapchat - Board Member

Eric Cheng

Eric Cheng

Meta - Board Member

Jeremiah Scott

Jeremiah Scott

Boeing - AIXR Board Member

Matthieu Lorrain

Matthieu Lorrain

Google - Board Member

Timoni West

Timoni West

Unity - Board Member

Silka Miesnieks

Silka Miesnieks

Adobe - AIXR Board Member

Connect.

Join a supportive community of like-minded immersive companies who are at different stages in their growth, come from different sectors and businesses of varying sizes.

Develop.

Advance your skills and knowledge with professional development designed specifically for directors. Gain insights to help you steer your organisation to success.

Influence.

As a member of the Academy, you can help to shape our policy and campaigning work – ensuring that the issues that matter to you are at the heart of what we do.

Across the world.

AIXR is collaborating with local leaders to help grow and develop the immersive industry where you are, and internationally.

“One of the galvanising forces for the immersive industry, AIXR is establishing a crucial voice for decision makers and pioneers in this field.

IMAGINATION CTO

ANTON CHRISTODOULOU

Join the academy.

Connect with other immersive businesses, develop yourself and influence the people that matter.

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