Alan Smithson – Keynote Speaker

Co-Founder of METAVRSE , Virtual and Augmented Reality Expert, Author, Inspirational Speaker, Entrepreneur, Investor, Inventor

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Specialist Subjects

  • The World in 2030: 6 Years of Growth, Six Decades of Transformation
  • The Future of Spatial Retail
  • AI / AGI / ASI - How to prepare for the exponential growth of everything
  • Unlocking the Potential of Exponential Technologies. Building Ethical and Profitable Solutions for a Better World


  • English


Alan Smithson, a devoted father, visionary founder, and forward-thinking futurist, dedicates his life to inspiring and enlightening individuals towards socially, economically, and environmentally responsible actions. Renowned for his innovative creations, Alan spearheads a suite of cutting-edge tools revolutionizing various industries.

Among his groundbreaking inventions are METAVRSE , a pioneering 3D creation engine tailored for the spatial web, TheMall, acclaimed as the globe’s largest virtual shopping destination, and Meetopia, an avant-garde virtual collaboration platform. Complementing these ventures are Your Director AI, an automated AI video switching solution, and Emulator, a revolutionary touchscreen system designed for the music sector.

In addition to his entrepreneurial pursuits, Alan serves as a distinguished board advisor to HSTAR Space, a pioneering space transportation enterprise. His invaluable insights contribute to shaping the future of interstellar travel and exploration. Furthermore, Alan lends his expertise as a juror for The One Creativity Awards, recognizing outstanding achievements in creativity across various domains.

Acknowledged as a leading authority in retail innovation, Alan has been consecutively honored as the Top Retail Expert for the years 2023 and 2024. His multifaceted expertise extends to public speaking engagements, where he shares his wealth of knowledge as a TEDx speaker and podcast host. Notably, Alan co-invented Emulator, the world’s first touchscreen DJ system, garnering acclaim from industry giants and media outlets alike.

His remarkable journey has been documented on prominent platforms such as Dragons’ Den, G4TV, and WIRED, solidifying his reputation as a trailblazer in technological innovation. Among his accolades, Alan proudly boasts the prestigious DJ Mag’s Innovative Product award and Brandon Hall “Best Advance in Education”, underscoring his relentless pursuit of excellence and innovation. Alan is also a house music DJ who goes by the name ‘Lord Alan’

Popular Talks by Alan Smithson

The World in 2030: 6 Years of Growth, Six Decades of Transformation

Imagine a world where the pace of progress defies conventional timelines, compressing sixty years of growth into a mere six. In this visionary expedition, participants will be transported to the year 2030, where the boundaries between past, present, and future blur in the face of unprecedented acceleration. Witness the astonishing advancements and societal shifts that have propelled humanity into a new era of possibility, innovation, and change.

The Future of Spatial Retail

Step into the future of retail, where physical and digital worlds converge to create immersive, personalized shopping experiences. In this visionary exploration, participants will discover the transformative potential of spatial computing technologies in redefining the way we shop, interact with products, and engage with brands. From augmented reality-enabled fitting rooms to AI-powered personalized recommendations, unlock the secrets to crafting compelling spatial retail experiences that captivate and delight customers.

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