Ian Beacraft

Ian is considered one of the leading voices in Web3, synthetic media, and the Metaverse, speaking and consulting with corporations, conferences, and universities around the world. Previously responsible for P&L’s and innovation departments at the largest agencies in the world, Ian is known for making bleeding-edge technology understandable and monetizable even when best practices are scarce.

He heads the strategic foresight agency Signal & Cipher, guiding companies through the rapidly changing technology landscape, helping them find meaningful routes to innovation that impact the bottom line, inspire cultural change, and create new products and services.

Ian is known for pushing the boundaries at the intersection of technology and culture. He is the co-owner of a production studio designing virtual worlds and the first person to ever host a globally syndicated news segment as a synthetic human.