Speaker Profile: Caroline Stokes, FORWARD

Speaker Profile: Caroline Stokes, FORWARD

Caroline Stokes, Founder, Executive Headhunter and Coach for Innovation Leaders at FORWARD, is one of 60 world-class speakers appearing at VR Connects London 2017 on the 16-17th January 2017. To hear Stokes speak in person, book your ticket now!


Q: What do you do?

A: I’m an executive headhunter and coach for innovation leaders, and founder of FORWARD. I created a talent agency that coaches talent at every stage of their career journey, whilst also searching for incredible talent for companies that need to advance beyond their current position.


Q: What makes you most excited for VR as whole?

A: The opportunities for talent in various industries to work together to create seemingly impossible, wonderful and immersive experiences and tools.


Q: What major trends do you predict for VR in 2017?

A: Acquisitions, professional applications taking precedent over gaming, and an uptick in mobile VR.


Q: Which part of VR Connects/PGC London are you most looking forward to and why?

A: Hearing about challenges, solutions and ways to innovate that will make VR more accessible to the user.


Don’t miss your chance to hear Stokes explain the ins and outs of growing talent at VR Connects London, at 17:10 on the 16th January 2017. Book your ticket now!


About The Speaker

Caroline Stokes, CEC is a human capital developer for innovation leaders focusing on global executive headhunting and executive coaching for clients such as Autodesk, Volt, Electronic Arts and Disney. Stokes founded FORWARD, the first executive search firm to incorporate first 100-days coaching to all talent placements. Having been featured in Forbes, Fast Company and Monster, she also contributes to Venturebeat, Huffington Post and Undercover Recruiter. Caroline Stokes has been called to judge MCV’s Woman of the Year award and was invited to share the future of technology sector recruitment at BC Labor Market Report Conference in 2016.


About VR Connects London 2017

More than 500 delegates from the VR/AR industry will gather at London venue The Brewery on the 16-17th January 2017 for the first ever VR Connects London. Over the two days of the event, 60 expert speakers across four conference tracks will cover the key issues for the VR, AR and MR industry, from global trends and new tech to monetisation. Tickets are selling fast, so don’t miss out – get yours now!

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