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Mark Pesce co-invented the technology for 3D on the Web - laying the foundations for the metaverse - has written nine books, including Augmented Reality: Unboxing Tech’s Next Big Thing, was for seven years a judge on the ABC's The New Inventors, founded postgraduate programs at the University of Southern California and the Australian Film Television and Radio School, holds an honorary appointment at Sydney University, is a multiple-award-winning columnist for The Register, pens another column for COSMOS Weekly, and is professional futurist and public speaker.

Pesce hosts both the award-winning 'The Next Billion Seconds' and 'This Week in Startups Australia’ podcasts, and, with VRML co-inventor Tony Parisi, recently released the highly-praised, award-nominated series “A Brief History of the Metaverse”. Pesce brings his skills as a futurist and bridge-builder to organisations such as the G20 and World Bank, and to diverse sectors of the economy, including business ranging from Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Essential Energy, the University of Wolongong and Endeavor Group, while also mentoring startups working at technology’s bleeding edge.


 “Autonomous Agents: A Beginner’s Guide”

“In the Syntheverse” – keynote for the Australian Futures Conference

MC for Tech Central Forum 2023

PwC The Outside – MC, facilitation of debate, keynote on AI and workshop on ChatGPT

Post-futures: Big changes in our lives, families, homes and work

Chaotic Opportunities: AI and Tertiary Education

Q&AI : An exploration of the practice and ethics of AI

Y’all Together Now: Where we are, how we got here, and what we will do next?

Convener and facilitator of V20 – a G20 meeting on regulation and digital currencies

Going Medieval: What the Middle Ages Teaches us about the Future of Work

Small is Beautiful: A guide to your superpowers (for City of Central Coast)

Exploring Explosive Adjacencies (board facilitation)

Post-Classical Finance

Demystifying and Harnessing ChatGPT

Post-futures: Big changes in our lives, families, homes and work

A Brief History of the Metaverse

Leading the Product

The AR Dilemmas: Privacy & surveillance at Technology’s Bleeding Edge

Embracing Uncertainty

Reimagining the future of work

The ‘No’ Normal: Hybrid work & flexibility

What is ‘Post-Classical Finance’?

• Co-inventor of VRML, first 3D standard for the Web, and the early foundation for the Metaverse. • Founder of programs in interactive media at USC’s School of Cinema-Television and at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School. • 7 years a panellist on ABC’s The New Inventors television program. • Three-time winner (2018, 2019 and 2021) of ‘Best Columnist’ in the Australian IT Journalism Awards. • Winner of ‘Best Science Podcast’ at the 2018 Australian Podcasting Awards.
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