Charlie Fink

AR/VR Consultant, Columnist, Speaker, Author

Charlie Fink is a former Disney, AOL and AG Interactive executive who writes about VR, AR, AI and new media for Forbes. While at Disney, he famously came up with the idea for “The Lion King”. In the 90s, Fink was EVP & COO of VR pioneer Virtual World Entertainment. He is now a consultant and frequent speaker on these topics at conferences like CES, SXSW, AWE and many more. Fink is the author of the recently released book “Charlie Fink’s Metaverse, An AR Enhanced guide to AR &VR.” 

In addition to his work as head of story development during the second golden age of Disney animation (‘85-’92), Fink was SVP & CCO of AOL Studios (‘95-’99), and President and CCO of American Greetings Interactive (’00-’05). Fink has founded and exited two venture-backed startups and has produced over 30 award-winning Broadway musicals.

My Sessions

Mobile AR Is White Hot

Hall 3

This presentation will discuss the key ideas in my book “Charlie Fink’s Metaverse, An AR Enabled Guide to AR & VR”: (1) Technology succeed when it takes what we are already doing and makes it better; (2) People are the killer app; (3) we always overestimate the short term and underestimate the long term. To […]

Main Stage