Nonny de la Peña

One of the most influential pioneers in developing virtual reality as a modern means of expression, Nonny is founder of Emblematic Group, a leader in creating immersive virtual, mixed and augmented reality. Emblematic's partners range from news organizations including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The World Economic Forum and PBS Frontline to world-class companies such as Cartier, Standard Chartered Bank and Google. A Yale Poynter Media Fellow and former correspondent for Newsweek, she has over 20 years of award-winning experience in print, film and TV. Nonny is widely credited with helping create the genre of immersive journalism and launched the first virtual reality film in 2012 at the Sundance Film Festival.