Consultant in New York
Adaora is an award-winning storyteller who produces and manages media at the intersection of emerging technology (digital video, virtual reality, augmented reality and artificial intelligence). She’s an adviser of the VRAR Association-NYC Chapter, an adjunct professor at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program and an occasional investor.
Previously, she was Chief Storyteller at Rothenberg Ventures and interim president of the highly acclaimed media-tech startup, News Deeply; which Time Magazine calls, “the future of news”.
She’s worked across both the creative and business sides of television, radio, internet, corporate and venture capital. She is frequently quoted in the press and requested to speak, for among others: MIT Solve, Producers Guild of America-East, Games for Change Festival, NYC Media Lab, Microsoft, Panasonic, Internet Week NYC and SXSW.
Her work has been recognized by: Inc magazine, Top 20 Tech Speakers 2017, Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia University and Peabody Awards (CNN); The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ABC News); and Essence Magazine named her among the 25 most influential African-Americans.
She’s a graduate of the University of Michigan and the UCLA School of Law. Adaora is a global nomad having lived on multiple continents; and holds dual citizenship in the United States and Ireland.