Valerie Vacante

Valerie Vacante is the Strategy Director of global customer experience and commerce agency, LiveArea and Founder of strategy and innovation firm Collabsco. In a connected world of entertainment, play, living and learning Valerie has pioneered award winning digital products and connected experiences across IoT, AR, VR, voice, robotics and beyond.

In 2018, Valerie launched the first-ever connected play landscape; her latest iteration maps over 260 connected experiences, emerging technologies and business growth opportunities featured in VentureBeat, The Drum, VRScout and more.

Her portfolio includes Hasbro, Mattel, Disney, Bandai Namco Entertainment, AT&T, Honeywell, Sleep Number, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Virsix Games, Rocket Impact and Pressure Games among others.

In between driving what’s next in technology, culture and design, Valerie has recently been named one of the Top 25 Women in Tech by PCR magazine, 40/Fourty and Mojo Nation 100 – Design Champion.

She serves on the SXSW Innovation Advisory Board, as a CES KAPi Awards Judge, a Global Expert to MassChallenge, an international speaker and writer.

You can find her almost anywhere creators are designing the future.