The VR/AR Association Welcomes Gabriel René of VERSES to Global Advisory Board

New York, April 16th, 2019, - The VR/AR Association (VRARA) is adding industry leader, Gabriel René to its Global Advisory Board which includes industry veterans like Cathy Hackl from Magic Leap.

Mr. René, is the Executive Director of VERSES Foundation, a non-profit developing the open protocols and interoperability standards to power the Spatial Web which connects Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Blockchain and other Web 3.0 technologies together. Mr. René will provide the Association cross-functional technology insight and counsel with respect to the role Virtual and Augmented Reality will play in matters of privacy, security and interoperability across the Industry 4.0 ecosystem as the VRARA continues its global expansion.

“As the VRARA continues to grow, we welcome Mr. René, and appreciate his leadership in helping move our industry forward, we also look forward to his keynote at our Global Summit in Vancouver Canada in November 1st-2nd.” said Kris Kolo, Global Executive Director, VRARA.

VRARA is the global industry association for VR and AR, connecting leading solution providers with brands and customers with over 4200 companies, brands, schools and 25,000 professionals registered, over 50 Chapters, and 20 industry committees. VRARA programs and initiatives are designed to accelerate growth, knowledge, and connections.

Gabriel René is a technologist, entrepreneur, researcher and media producer with a 25-year career spanning the high-technology, telecommunications, and media industries. Mr. René serves as Executive Director of the VERSES Foundation, he serves as the Chair for the VRARA’s AR Cloud Committee and will be keynoting at the VR/AR Global Summit.

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About VERSES Foundation

VERSES Foundation is a non-profit organization developing open source standards and protocols for the interoperability of Virtual and Augmented Reality, IoT, Artificial Intelligence and Distributed Ledger technologies across every major industry. For more information about the VRARA please visit

About The VR/AR Association

The VR/AR Association (The VRARA) is an international organization designed to foster collaboration between innovative companies and people in the virtual reality and augmented reality ecosystem that accelerates growth, fosters research and education, helps develop industry standards, connects member organizations and promotes the services of member companies.

Kris Kolo , Global Executive Director