Futurist, game developer and an architect of the Metaverse
Who is Kelly Vero?
Kelly Vero is a futurist, game developer and architect of the Metaverse. She has shipped a number of very successful AAA video games with mass market appeal for adult and children’s franchises and household name IPs.
What can you expect from a conference with Kelly Vero?
In her conferences she eloquently talks about the cradle to grave approach in technology. Through the touch points of the present to the future from the pain points of working in a fast-paced, high-risk industry, she’s building tomorrow for everyone. It’s through these experiences that she is able to develop a vision of the future and commit to a democratic covenant of fairness, discoverability and accessibility, online and in real life.
What has been her professional career? How has she contributed to society?
Before creating and refining characters in the Transformers continuous universe, Kelly was already hooked into the possibilities of technology where humans meet everything from robots and autonomous vehicles to fashion, wearables and food. Guided by pop culture, and covering every subject from Max Headroom to BTS, Kelly is passionate about the evolution of end-user and consumer generations towards future gazing and expressing ourselves through our own image and aspiration.
Kelly’s unique style can be found in a variety of video games that she has worked on or participated in, much to the delight of her unique sense of style. It is in her presence and style that she has been brought closer to the intersection of a variety of verticals where she works today. Combining her passion for video games with music, fashion and even the male-dominated world of science fiction has brought forth the opportunities to design and develop experiences in phygital spaces. Working with everyone from luxury houses (Farfetch, LVMH and Audemars Piguet) to blockchain and NFTs (Sotheby’s, Christies and Luma); Kelly believes gamification puts the end-user front and centre as the beating heart of any application or experience.
Kelly was a late graduate of academia, mastering in Greek and Roman Mythology, but this has not stopped her from speaking fervently about the role of video games as education and its place in the Metaverse.
Publications and collaborations
Influenced by the world around her, Kelly is also a bestselling novelist and science fiction writer, she has even developed and published children’s books to expand her audience beyond video games. She is the author of the book Summer Girl (Jack Sant: Blood For Blood Book), and Prince of Tokyo.
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