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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 editorin-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

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.

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

Maria Karam

Multimodal Technologies Advisor/Business Strategy

Josh Miles Joudrie

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.

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