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#BeExponential with SingularityU South Africa

Rachel Sibley

Rachel Sibley is a futurist, artist, and strategist who specializes in immersive technologies—primarily Augmented and Virtual Reality.

 

As AR/VR Faculty at Singularity University, she helps Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurs worldwide ramp into exponential mindsets and strategically deploy immersive technology. Formerly a VP at Leap Motion (the company that allows people to interact in the digital world with their bare hands) Rachel led go-to-market efforts to bring physical interaction to augmented and virtual reality. Before that, she helped scale IBM Design, opening 29 global design studios in one year, catalyzing culture change, and creating a more design-centric ethos at one of the world’s oldest and largest technology companies. Rachel has been named by WIRED as a “Women to Watch” in VR and AR, co-authored a Diversity Manifesto featured in VentureBeat, and showcased her choreography at SXSW and the Cotton Bowl. As we move into the cyborg generation and technology becomes increasingly intimate, personalized, and kinesthetic, Rachel’s background as an award-winning dancer and choreographer afford her a unique perspective on the possibilities and perils of embodying this complex new digital world.

 

Through consulting, speaking, and senior leadership roles at companies both large (IBM) and scrappy (Leap Motion), Rachel helps envision, identify, and design how exponential technologies will shape our future.