Ryan Pulliam



Ryan Pulliam

CMO and Co-Founder
Specular Theory

Ryan Pulliam

Ryan Pulliam is the co-founder and CMO of Specular Theory,  an award-winning immersive entertainment and game studio based in Venice Beach, CA that creates and distributes cutting-edge, premium and authentic experiences for VR/AR and mixed media.

 

Ryan brings extensive agency and client side experience to VR, helping brands embrace new technologies as a strategic marketing medium for connecting with consumers in a more engaging and authentic way. Ryan was named Top 20 Women in VR by Digital LA and is a frequent guest speaker on a number of industry panels including TEDx, Singularity University, Web Summit and CES. She is a published expert in two books including What is Virtual Reality and the Seven Pearls of Financial Wisdom, which was named Top Business Book by The Library Journal. Ryan is also on the VR Society Steering Committee and a member of The Women’s CLUB of Silicon Valley, MaiTai Global and Summit Series.


Specular Theory has won numerous awards and recognition for their thought-provoking and innovative work including the first-ever VR award at the 2016 Streamy Awards (Game Lab in 360). Their Perspective VR film series was the trailblazing original series for VR and VR for empathy and one of the most talked about pieces at the 2015 (Perspective Chapter 1: The Party)  and 2016 Sundance Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival (Perspective Chapter 2: The Misdemeanor) and 2016 Lumiere Award nominee for Best Live-Action VR. Most recently the company was honored as one of five winners in the Innov8 vcommerce competition, recognized by Walmart’s tech incubator Store No. 8 one of the most innovative companies driving the future of virtual reality and commerce.

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