Cathy Hackl is a futurist specializing in the Metaverse and Web 3. She is recognized worldwide as a top business executive with extensive experience as well as a world-class speaker regarding the Metaverse and Web 3. She has worked in areas related to the Metaverse at companies like HTC VIVE, Magic Leap, and Amazon Web Services.

Currently, she is the Director of the Metaverse Studio and Co-Founder of Journey, a consulting company that seeks to provide physical and virtual experiences. Cathy leads Journey’s Metaverse Studio working with the world’s best brands on strategies around Metaverse/web3, NFT, gaming, virtual fashion, and how to extend their brands into virtual worlds.

Hackl has authored two books and is writing an upcoming book on Metaverse business opportunities, titled Navigating the Metaverse: A Guide to Limitless Possibilities in a Web 3.0 World. Hackl has been dubbed the godmother of the Metaverse and is one of the leading tech voices on LinkedIn. She is also the host of Adweek’s Metaverse Marketing podcast. Big Think named Hackl one of the 10 Most Influential Women in Technology in 2020 and in 2021 she was included in the prestigious Thinkers50 Radar list of the 30 management thinkers most likely to shape the future of how organizations are managed and led.