Adaora Udoji’s expertise is emerging technology. She helps Fortune 500 companies understand how new tech can work for them, startups grow their businesses, and investors identify new opportunities. Udoji also invests in and advises women founders and entrepreneurs. She tells stories with pictures and words in video, film, virtual reality, and augmented reality.
Currently, Adaora is the Director of Corporate Innovation at New York City’s RLab, the first City-funded hub focused on immersive tech, including virtual and augmented realities and related technologies. She is also an adjunct professor at NYU Tandon School of Engineering and the Interactive Telecommunications Program at the Tisch School of the Arts.
She is on the board of NEW Inc of the New Museum and advises SXSW Pitch 2019, VRAR Association, and the Guggenheim Museum Global Innovation Council. She also mentors at the Op’Ed Project and the 92nd Street Y Women in Power and is a former Entrepreneur-in-Residence at WeWork Labs.
Her career began at ABC News after graduating from the UCLA School of Law and the University of Michigan. For her contributions, she won numerous awards including recognition for her work from The National Academy of Television Arts, and Sciences and the Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Award for reporting on the Afghan war and Hurricane Katrina respectively. In her spare time, she tells stories, supporting and producing short films and documentaries. Adaora holds dual American and Irish citizenship and has lived on four continents