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Val Vacante is an award-winning, creative catalyst and global innovator. As the VP of Solutions Innovation at dentsu, she uncovers cultural trends, commerce dynamics and emerging technologies to shape next-generation product innovations, and solutions impacting the way people connect and experience in the physical and digital world. Val is the visionary and co-creator behind ShopNXT™ — dentsu’s award-winning patent-pending retail innovations named “top product picks,” at CES by PCR Magazine, “top tools shaping the future of retail” by Adweek, featured in CNET, The Drum, PSFK Retail Innovation Week, eMarketer, MediaPost, TechAcute among others. Additionally, Val architected and launched NXT Intelligence™ an innovation platform featuring 12 technology, innovation, and brand solutions designed to rapidly explore, evaluate and evolve business growth opportunities. Her latest work focuses on connected experiences, the evolution of the metaverse, mixed worlds, gaming, retail and play. She is also the Founder of the strategy and innovation firm Collabsco; where she pioneered award-winning digital products and connected experiences across IoT, AR, VR, voice, robotics, and the first connected play landscape featured in VentureBeat, The Drum, VRScout, and more. Her portfolio includes over 50+ brands: Hasbro, Mattel, Disney, Bandai Namco Entertainment, WowWee, AT&T, Vodafone, Dell, Nestlé, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Honeywell, Sleep Number, Dell, MERGE, Virsix Games, among others. Val has recently been named one of the Top 25 Women in Tech by PCR magazine, The Most Powerful Women in Technology, 2022 by CIO Views and 40 Over Forty. She serves on the Fast Company Executive Board, SXSW Innovation Advisory Board, is a Global Expert to MassChallenge, an international speaker and writer. You can find her almost anywhere creators are designing the future.
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