Adaora is a Nigerian name, meaning daughter of all. She’s tried to make good on that name’s promise in all guises as a storyteller working in broadcast, corporate media, and emerging technology. Today that means working to develop, create and scale the next generation computing platforms in frontier technology from augmented reality to blockchain.
Previously, she was Chief Storyteller at Rothenberg Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm focused on frontier tech (AI, AR, VR, drones, satellites, space, 3D manufacturing, and robotics). Before that, interim president of the award-winning News Deeply, a digital media startup Time magazine hailed as “The future of news.” Which came after an an award winning broadcast journalism career at ABC News, CNN, and Public Radio.
Proudly Associated with
SAG-AFTRA (Sometimes I play a reporter on television.) •New Inc •Guggenheim Museum •Arilyn AR • VRAR Association-NYC Chapter • Pipeline Angels • Op’Ed Project • 92nd Street Y: Women in Power • News Deeply • AmericaMeetWorld • Single Palm Tree Productions
Adaora is a frequently requested presenter, appearances include: Microsoft | Jump Into the Light VR Festival | VERSIONS (VR/AR) hosted by The New Museum and Kill Screen • NYC Media Lab Fusion• Film Festival • Out of the Binders-Los Angeles • Arianna Huffington’s Thrive! Conference • SXSW • McGraw Hill Financial • The Essence Festival • Digital Undivided FOCUS 100 Conference • Panasonic USA • NYC’s Internet Week • The Mesh Conference-Toronto • New York Women in Film & Television • Made in New York by IFP • Doc NYC.
Adaora appears regularly in the press, outlets include: Inc.• Buzzfeed• Mic • Fast Company • Adweek • The New York Times • Crain’s New York Business • The Wall Street Journal • BBC • CBS News • Broadcasting Cable Magazine • Essence magazine. Her writing has been published in: Medium.com • Essence.com • CNN.com • MSNBC.com.
Adaora was recently named among 20 Tech Speakers Who Will Wow Your Crowd by Inc. and Mic listed her among accomplished women in tech. She was among those honored by CNN’s Peabody Award for coverage of Hurricane Katrina and also among those who contributed to a Dupont-Columbia University Award for reporting on the 2004 tsunami disaster in South Asia. The National Academy of Arts & Sciences recognized her reporting during the Afghanistan war from Central Asia and she was part of the team honored with a Cine Eagle award for an ABC documentary on death row.
She is the recipient of: The Network Journal’s “40 under 40” achievement award; United Nation’s World Diversity Summit, Leadership Award; and Essence magazine named her one of the most 25 Influential African-Americans.
Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans
Montclair Film Festival
New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina