Gaia Dempsey
Founder, 7th Future
United States of America

Gaia heads 7th Future, a consultancy that co-invests and partners tech leaders and communities in building and launching scalable innovation models to advance AR, AI, IoT and blockchain applications. Their projects accelerate entrepreneurship while supporting development of scalable tech infrastructure, combining technical and practical skill-building related to AR, IoT, manufacturing and leveraging engagement with educational institutions, industry, and government stakeholders.

Prior to 7th Future, she co-founded DAQRI, an AR hardware company offering a complete professional AR platform to the industrial and enterprise market. She also co-founded Demeter Interactive, a digital marketing and communications firm for tech startups and companies focused on sustainability.

A widely-sought thought-leader, writer and speaker on AR, AI, workforce development, IoT and innovation, she has spoken at Augmented World Expo, IoT World, SXSW, Sundance, Wearable Technology Show, Future of Storytelling, Web Summit and Collision.