Ryan Pulliam is the co-founder and CMO of Specular Theory, an award-winning immersive content and technology company that creates and distributes cutting-edge, premium and authentic experiences for VR/AR and mixed media. Ryan was named Top 20 Women in VR by Digital LA and Top 101+ Women Leading the Virtual Reality (VR) Industry by VU DReam. She is a frequent keynote and guest speaker at a number of industry panels and events around the world including TEDx, Singularity University, Further Future, Web Summit, CES and NextM. She is a published expert in two books including What is Virtual Reality and the Seven Pearls of Financial Wisdom and featured Women in Business in the Huffington Post. Ryan is a member of the Advanced Imaging Society VR Society Steering Committee, Digital Hollywood Immersive Entertainment Influencer Board of Advisors, Women in XR, The Women’s CLUB of Silicon Valley, MaiTai Global, EPX and Summit Series.
Specular Theory has been recognized for their thought provoking works, including their Perspective VR trailblazing original film series on empathy which was one of the most talked about pieces at the 2015 (Perspective Chapter 1: The Party), and both 2016 Sundance and Tribeca Film Festival’s (Perspective Chapter 2: The Misdemeanor). They also received the first-ever VR award from The Streamy Awards (Game Lab in 360) and the 2016 Lumiere Award nominee for Best Live-Action VR. In 2017 Specular Theory was one of five companies to win the Innov8 v-commerce competition presented by Walmart’s tech incubator Store No.8, recognizing the studio as one of the most innovative minds in VR. In 2018, Specular Theory won Best Branded/Commercial VR experience at the VR Fest Awards at CES for Behind The Style; an interactive VR fashion story. Currently Specular Theory is creating innovative VR training programs for Corporate Diversity & Inclusion initiatives as well as original IP for location-based entertainment and will be releasing their first title this summer.