Judith Okonkwo

Founder, Imisi 3D

Judith Okonkwo is a Technology Evangelist and Business Psychologist with experience working in Africa, Asia and Europe. She sits on the Board of the European Organisation Design Forum, advises Startups, not-for-profits and SMEs on emerging technologies and is a guest lecturer at several HEIs. She is also the creator of the Oriki Coaching Model™ and a co-founder of We Will Lead Africa. Judith is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

In 2016 Judith set up Imisi 3D a creation lab in Lagos focused on building the African ecosystem for extended reality technologies (AR/VR/MR), and connecting XR communities across the continent. The lab provides learning opportunities and access to XR resources for creators and enthusiasts, while supporting engagement and adoption by the wider community, and consulting and content creation for industry. In 2017 she set up AR/VR Africa which holds large XR events on the continent, the most recent - the 2022 AR/VR Africa hackathon - had participants from 42 African countries. In 2021 Imìsí 3D organised the first African Delegation to a global XR event, the African Delegation at Laval Virtual 2021.
Judith is especially passionate about the adaptation of immersive technologies to create solutions on the continent, particularly low/mid cost virtual reality, for education, healthcare and storytelling.

Judith is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council for the Metaverse, and a Chen Yidan Visiting Global Fellow at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.





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