A passionate tech advocate and a community leader, Keisha has a unique approach to thinking about the road to the mass adoption of Virtual Reality. By deconstructing how people are naturally compelled to come together, listen to one another, and ultimately understand the importance of learning new tools. Keisha explores ways we can humanize the approach of making VR more compelling through use of language and articulation of how VR will solve the problems for many, not just the few.
A native of Chicago’s South Side, Keisha has been a video game enthusiast since childhood. Her communications background and passion for business innovation led her to the Information Technology Industry, specifically social media, the video game industry and geek culture. After discovering that a considerable part of the industry’s consumer and professional demographics were not being represented, Keisha created Sugar Gamers. It began as a women’s advocacy and networking group for consumers and professionals, but eventually blossomed into an organization that advocated for all demographics who were under served or not being represented (such as minorities, and people from the LBGTQ+ community.)