ADAORA leads emerging technology, media innovation, strategic communication and startup growth efforts. As a Managing Director of The Boshia Group, she creates value through a nuanced understanding of complex global issues, digital and new technology: what it is, how to use it and when for Fortune 500 companies and others. Her consulting, operational and production work ranges from corporate to startups, concept to product development, and strategy to execution.
Whether advising executives and startups, leading content strategy or marketing initiatives, executing digital video productions or reporting from war zones, she delivers in highly matrixed environments. She is also an Adjunct Professor at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, a non-practicing lawyer, and an award-winning broadcast journalist.
Her career began at ABC News after graduating from the UCLA School of Law and the University of Michigan. For more than a decade she reported on breaking news, features and politics from Boston to Baghdad for that outlet, CNN and public radio for which she won numerous awards.
Currently, Adaora also advises entities and startups: ArilynAR, VRAR Association-NYC Chapter, NYC Media Lab, and Guggenheim Museum Global Innovation Council. She invests in women founders and entrepreneurs: Pipeline Angels, The Helm, and SheEO Radical Generosity. She mentors to amplify diverse voices and leaders for The Op’Ed Project and The 92nd Street Y Women in Power. She is regularly invited to speak at global events about emerging technology, media and investing. This select list includes: the Augmented World Expo, Microsoft, MIT Solve, and SXSW.
In her spare time, she executive produces short films. Adaora holds dual American and Irish citizenship and has lived on four continents.
About Emerging Reality Technology
Convening the technologists, academics, storytellers and startup veterans that New York City hosts and attracts will create an invigorating boost to VR/AR’s momentum as we head into 2017.
Industries have been conditioned to pay attention to what’s down the road—even if it’s only 1 percent of your time, it’s never too soon—that’s one of the lessons of digital. You need to be in parallel with the revolution. The eyeballs are going to go there.