Oscar Cartagena Lagos
A pioneering entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience leading projects in tech-creative industries, with a broad project vision and a diverse skill set that includes programming, design, art, audiovisuals, marketing and project management. Over the past 8 years, I’ve focused on developing immersive marketing experiences using cutting-edge XR technologies, and for the past 5 years I’ve worked to promote the growth of the XR industry in Chile and Latin America.
He is the founder and president of the Chilean Association of Immersive Experiences (ACHEX A.G.), the only non-profit organization in Chile dedicated to advancing the XR industry and its impact on Chilean society. He is an active member of the Artificial Intelligence, Neuro-Rights, Digital Platforms, and Metaverse Laboratory of Congreso Futuro, where he leads and collaborates with other key stakeholders from the government, academia, and the private sector to develop proposals for regulatory frameworks and legislation related to emerging technologies. Additionally, he serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Women of the Future Association for Latin America, where he actively contributes to the development of programs and initiatives that promote gender equality in the XR industry, and as a member of the Advisory Council of the Center for Technological Revolution for Creative Industries in Chile, a public-private partnership to promote the development of techno-creative industries in the country. Last but not least, I am the Regional Liaison for Latin America for X Reality Safety Intelligence (XRSI), a global non-profit organization dedicated to promoting a safer and more inclusive future Metaverse.
I’m currently vested in researching the state of the art of the XR industry in Latin America with a wide network of contacts, and also working towards developing an immersive alphabetization for gender parity program with other local non-profit organizations.