Adjunct Professor, NYU
Adaora Udoji is versatile media executive with deep experience in broadcast, digital and emerging technology. Currently, her work is focused at the intersection of media and the emerging technologies of VR | AR | AI. A VR piece she wrote and directed premiered as part of Google VR’s Daydream Impact initiative in the fall of 2017. She’s an adviser of the VRAR Association-NYC Chapter, a mentor at NEW INC, an adjunct professor at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program and an occasional investor. Previously, she was Chief Storyteller at Rothenberg Ventures and interim president of the highly acclaimed media-tech startup, News Deeply; which Time Magazine called, “the future of news.”
She spent over a decade in broadcast news reporting on global events from Boston to Baghdad, producing and presenting stories on air. Recognitions for her work include: Inc magazine, Top 20 Tech Speakers 2017, Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia University and Peabody Awards (CNN); The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ABC News); and Essence Magazine named her among the 25 most influential African-Americans.
Adaora is a global nomad having lived on multiple continents; and holds dual citizenship in the United States and Ireland. She loves stories, dogs and country music, in that order. She’s also a proud graduate of the University of Michigan and the UCLA School of Law.
Technologists are rapidly evolving in the digital revolution, the tech. To rapidly scale and make good on the promises to change the way we live and work, domain experts need to also be in the room, whether that be doctors (diagnosing, surgery), lawyers (data visualization, crime scene investigations) to storytellers and movie makers to zoologists need to understand what and how the tech works to apply it in meaningful ways to their consumers, users, audiences. Let’s talk about what that means, who is doing that well and what that means for you, your venture, your business etc.