Emily Olman is the CEO & Chief Media Officer for Hopscotch Interactive, a real estate marketing agency she founded in 2015 to accelerate the adoption of new media and technology for real estate. She has served as a Jury Member for the inaugural AUREA Awards at Europapark in 2018, and since then has continued to support the AUREA Award, the premier award for XR Excellence in Entertainment, as a speaker, pitch moderator, Community Ambassador, and this year as the Finalist Liaison. As an entrepreneur herself, she has participated in several pitch competitions, and was the recipient of the Auggie Award for “Start-up to Watch” at AWE Europe in 2018. She is an active member of the AWE Advisory Council, and also served as Co-President of the VR/AR Association San Francisco Chapter from 2016-2019. She has most recently joined the newly formed XR Guild, an association of professionals in the field of XR, Spatial Computing, Metaverse, and Web 3, who support a common set of ethical principles. She is also the recipient of a Nextant Medallion for „unlocking hearts and linking minds“ through VR by the Virtual Worlds Society.