Considered the first Chief Metaverse Officer in the world, Cathy Hackl is a renowned executive in the tech industry specialising in the metaverse and emerging technologies. She has worked in sector giants such as Amazon Web Services, Magic Leap and HTC VIVE. She is the current head of Journey’s Metaverse Studio. Its clients include such recognised brands as Walmart, Ralph Lauren, Nike, Clinique and Louis Vuitton.
Author of four books, her latest (‘The Essential Guide to the Business Opportunities of the Web3 Era’) was presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Known popularly as the ‘Godmother of the Metaverse’, she is the host of the awarded Adweek podcast ‘Metaverse Marketing’ and her work has been mentioned by media including Forbes, 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, CNN, Fox Business, Wall Street Journal, Vogue, GQ and Time.
Hackl is also the creator of the ‘People of the Metaverse’ community, where her aim is to connect the new technological ecosystem to business professionals. She has also developed VerseLuxe, a luxury fashion and jewellery line.
BigThink honoured Hackl in the Top 10 Most Influential Women in the Tech Industry in 2020. In 2021, she was included in the prestigious list of Thinkers50 for its 30 Top Management Thinkers. Hackl is one of the most prominent female voices in the tech world.