Alysha Naples has spent a lot of time in the future, simultaneously pushing the frontiers of design within emerging tech while forging the path to adoption within industry and education. Her core philosophy is that products are a reflection of the cultures in which they were created, and that transformative products require an investment in building and nurturing authentic and diverse work cultures. She is at her best when solving problems, building teams and culture, sharing vision, and helping others to understand their own gifts.
Alysha is the Chief Experience Officer at Tin Drum, a company producing performance-based mixed reality experiences. In this role, she works with artists, actors, and musicians to define the future of performance in mixed reality. She believes that the upcoming paradigm shift away from screen-based interactions will provide an opportunity to reassess the role of computing in our lives.
Alysha works to propagate the idea that we must design experiences for individual people to help them achieve their dreams — in whichever reality they choose. Alysha has spoken internationally on design, education, innovation, women in tech, and the role of experience in virtual and augmented realities. She likes french fries, milkshakes, dancing, fashion, snowboarding, and board games. Alysha is also an ICF-certified Co-Active Coach and is excited to bring new tools to her work.