The XR Creators speaker series is a regular event held by the XR Creators Unite community, where community members and others interested in VR and AR gather to share information. This week's featured speakers are Tim Fitzpatrick and Todd Maddox.
Tim Fitzpatrick is the CEO and co-founder of IKONA Health, a company focused on reinventing education and training in healthcare. Tim spent eighteen months as a patient in the VA health system before leaving the US Navy for New York, where he became a technology sector equities trader for BMO Capital Markets. It was while in New York he first discovered the power of virtual reality and met his eventual neurosurgeon co-founders. Tim currently serves on the Global Leadership Panel for Fight Cancer Global and as a Venture Partner at New York-based venture capital firm FundRx.
Todd Maddox, Ph.D. is the CEO and founder of Cognitive Design and Statistical Consulting LLC, and Learning Scientist at IKONA Health, Inc. His passion is to apply his 25 years of psychological and neuroscientific expertise, gained by managing a large human learning, memory and performance laboratory, to help build better education and training solutions in the healthcare sector. After receiving his Ph.D. in Psychology and Neuroscience, Todd embarked on a 25-year academic research career achieving status as a leader in the fields of human learning, memory and performance. Todd published over 200 peer-reviewed scientific articles, resulting in over 12,000 academic citations, and hundreds of speaking engagements. During his 25-year academic career he was awarded over $10 million in federal grants from the National Institute of Health, National Science Foundation, and Department of Defense to support his research. Since entering the private sector, Todd has embarked on a mission to translate the amazing body of research conducted in the “Ivory Towers” into plain English, and to help the healthcare sector provide better care for patients and better training for healthcare professionals. Todd is especially interested in applying his expertise in the psychology and neuroscience of learning, memory and performance to the use of immersive technologies healthcare. (Twitter: @wtoddmaddox)
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