Author, Charlie Fink's Metaverse - An AR Enabled Guide to AR & VR: Charlie Fink, who covers VR & AR for Forbes, brings thirty-five years of experience as an entertainment and technology executive to what he calls "the greatest business and technology story of our time". He and his collaborators have created a guide to emerging VR & AR that is engaging to professionals, accessible to non-technical readers, and relentlessly entertaining to everyone. The book features original character animation, presented through our free app, "Fink Metaverse", available in the App Store and Google Play.
Contributor, Forbes: Charlie's column covers VR, AR and new media.
Founder/CEO, Charlie Company, LLC: A digital marketing agency specializing in integrated lifestyle marketing campaigns for global brands, startups, and non-profits leveraging SEM, SEO, social, apps, content creation, viral, guerrilla and experiential channels; created & launched "The Other 98%" which now has 5M Facebook followers (for client Moveon.org).
President, American Greetings Interactive: drove transformation of e-card category from free to paid through aggressive consolidation strategy, scaling the first successful freemium model on the web to 4M+ paying monthly subscribers
Founder/CEO, eAgents: Founded venture-backed e-news publisher, subsequently sold to American Greetings Interactive
SVP, Chief Creative Officer, AOL Studios: Created some of the most successful web brands of the early Internet, including Motley Fool, Love@AOL (sold to Match.com), Real Fans Sports Network (sold to ESPN), Electra (sold to Oxygen Media), and others
Chief Operating Officer, Virtual World Entertainment (Disney-owned VR pioneer): Developed Battletech Universe, the first VR cockpit simulator, opening and operating 12+ gaming venues, subsequently sold to Microsoft
VP, Creative Development and Production, Walt Disney Pictures: Originated concept and supervised development of “Lion King” as well as many other major motion pictures from Disney Animation’s second “Golden Age” including “Aladdin” & “Beauty and the Beast”
Producer of over 30 award-winning off-Broadway shows, festival productions, and documentary features
Chairman, New York Musical Festival: Best known as incubator of Broadway hits “Next to Normal” & “Title of Show”