Toronto, ON, Canada
Alan Smithson’s purpose in life is to inspire and educate people to think and act in a socially, economically, and environmentally responsible way.
Alan makes tools for professional creators including; MetaVRse, a creation platform for the future of human communication, collaboration, commerce, and culture, featured in Forbes.
TheMall, a 100m sf virtual retail and entertainment destination built on the MetaVRse Engine, is featured in VentureBeat. Alan is an investor/partner in Your Director AI, Automatic Face Tracking Video Switcher, and a board advisor to HSTAR Space, a new space transportation company.
Named one of the most prominent Digital Futurists to watch out for in 2022 and a Top Retail Influencer, in 2023, Alan is a proud Father, Business Leader, TEDx Speaker, and Podcast Host. He co-invented the World’s first touchscreen DJ system, Emulator — featured on Dragons’ Den, G4TV, and WIRED and won DJ Mag’s Innovative Product of the Year in 2011.