The VRTOC Team
Keram Malicki-Sanchez (Executive Director)
Keram founded both VRTO & FIVARS in 2015. A graduate of UCLA’s certification programs in Cinematography, Producing and Digital Media, he is also an alumnus of Werner Herzog’s Rogue Film School, and has 30 years of experience as an actor. Keram has spoken about the intersection of technology and the arts, highlights include: NXNE, Cinegear Expo, the Toronto Star, Toronto Tech Week, CNE Innovation Garage, Digital Hollywood, Discovery Channel, Business News Network, SiriusXM, Zoomer TV, ideacity, The Real Virtual Show podcast and NAB, among others. He is also the editor in-chief of IndieGameReviewer.com, and founder of VR production company Transportive.Technology and Constant Change Media Group, a 360 media company and consultation firm with strong ties to both the Toronto & Los Angeles markets. He is also on Digital Hollywood’s Immersive Entertainment – Influencer Board of Advisors. Contact
Chrissy Aitchison (Senior Executive Administrator / Graphic Design)
Over 10 years experience planning and executing marketing & sales plans for Canada Logistics Conference—a national professional development & networking conference. She has been involved in event production with Constant Change Media Group for the past 17 years.
Stephanie Greenall (Director of Communications, Producer)
Stephanie has over a decade of experience in event management, from intimate workshops to large scale conferences—including the Leading Healthcare Quality Summit & Innovations Expo. She has worked on contracts for such clients as Dyson, Pfizer, and Reader’s Digest. In addition to events, she has consulted on product viability of wearable technologies from China and Canada, is a regular contributor to NOVO magazine. She is frequently invited to participate on panels regarding technology and startup culture.
Josh Miles Joudrie (Senior Event Production Advisor)
Entertainment industry veteran, audio engineer, and tour manager with over two and half decades experience in live concerts, film, and festival production. Extensive A/V coordination/execution for major festivals worldwide.
Michael Hoang (Business Development)
With 5 years of banking experience in wealth management, residential/commercial mortgage and capital markets, and 2 years of entrepreneurial business development servicing hundreds of startups and hosting events year-round, Michael’s key interests center around (AR/VR, AI, machine learning, blockchain, and analytics, and being a leader in building Toronto’s Vietnamese communities.
Melanie Smith (VIP Coordinator)
Over ten years experience in corporate environments, managing schedules and logistics for VIP executives. Extensive involvement in event coordination and execution including book launches, media relations, and business development initiatives.
Dr. Maria Karam
Dr Maria Karam is a computer scientist, and an inventor turned entrepreneur. Her research focuses on sensory computing for humans, for virtual and natural interactions. Maria is a co-inventor of the Emoti-Chair, and Founder of TADs inc. She is also co-founder of eye-live media, the Coffee Lab, Vibrafusion Lab, and Silicon Drinkabout Toronto. Karam is also a visiting senior scholar at Kings College London and director of research for the Vibrafusion Lab.