Tom Emrich, VP of Product | 8th Wall
Sometimes called the “man from the future”, Tom is recognized as one of the world’s leading thought leaders in augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) & wearable technology and has over 10 years of experience working with these technologies.
Tom brings over a decade-long track record of running tech teams and providing strategic direction in emerging technologies for powerhouse brands and organizations as a product manager and management consultant.
Billion-dollar revenue global events leader UBM acquired Tom’s influential blog about wearable tech, which he founded in 2012 as one of the earliest sources of news and analysis in the sector. He continued to cover the space as a freelance journalist and as a featured wearable tech expert on a recurring segment on Canada’s largest morning show, CTV’s Canada AM.
Tom was one of the founding partners at Super Ventures, a Silicon Valley based fund dedicated to AR established in 2016, which he continues to support as an advisor. He is also a mentor at RLab and Techstars and works closely with many startups.
Tom’s thoughts are often sought after by media giants such as CNN, BBC, Forbes and The NY Times, and conferences such as TEDx, Slush, CES & SXSW.
Tom leverages his unique mix of experience and relationships gained as a venture capitalist, product manager, journalist, consultant, evangelist and community builder to help organizations prepare for the next wave of computing.