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Charlie Fink      

Forbes Columnist, Author & Professor at Chapman University; Expert on the Metaverse and Extended Reality

Charlie Fink is a Forbes columnist and the author of the AR-enabled books "Charlie Fink's Metaverse" (2017) and "Convergence" (2019). He teaches XR at Chapman University in Orange, California. Variety once called him “XR’s explainer-in-chief.” Fink is a consultant to some of the leading companies in the XR (AR/VR) world.

In the 1990s, Fink was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of VR pioneer Virtual World Entertainment. Previously, he was VP of story development for Disney Feature Animation during Disney’s second golden age of animation (1985-1992), where he originated The Lion King. Fink was Senior Vice President & Chief Creative Officer of AOL Studios (1995-1999), and President of American Greetings Interactive and Blue Mountain (2000-2004).

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