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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, Malia Probst’s Real Virtual Show podcast and NAB. 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. Contact

Jessy Blaze

Senior Event Producer
Running one and three-day expos for over 5 years, including the TFCon group of collectible toy conventions with over 10,000 attendees, the Canadian Pet Expos with over 25,000 attendees, FIVARS and numerous others with cross-promotional opportunities, Jessy also brings her great enthusiasm for VR to outreach events throughout North America. Contact

Chrissy Aitchison

Production Manager
Over 10 years experience planning and executing marketing & sales plans for Canada Logistics Conference—an annual, national professional development & networking conference. She has been involved in event production with Constant Change Media Group for the past 15 years.

Dr. Maria Karam

Associate Producer
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.

Advisory Board

Joseph Ellsworth

Technologies
With over two decades as a leading technology expert, Joseph has worked with all of the major VR platforms (Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, and HTC Vive) facilitating demos, research, and networking with events like HotDocs, Ryerson Transmedia Zone, and HackLab.to. Joseph is the Productions Manager at the CFC Media Lab, empowering and engaging others in the newest frontiers of digital media.

Candace Steinberg

Business Strategy
A professional marketer with over 9 years of experience in 360 degree marketing. She has managed multi-million dollar marketing budgets in both the retail and services sector and has been a recognized leader in each company she has worked with. She recently made the move to technology because of her passion for V/AR and has become heavily involved in the local community. Contact

Josh Miles Joudrie

Event Production Advisor/ A/V Lead
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 Duhacek

A/V Captain

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