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Erin Jerri Pañgilinan    

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer of Salamat; Software Engineer; Emerging Tech Specialist

Erin Jerri Malonzo Pañgilinan is a leading voice spanning a career across the industries of technology, entertainment, and civic engagement. She is an entrepreneur, educator, and author working as a hybrid software engineer and computational designer.

Pañgilinan is Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Salamat, a television and film studio and startup focused on bringing storytelling to emerging tech. She is an internationally acclaimed author of "Creating Augmented and Virtual Realities: Theory and Practice for Next-Generation of Spatial Computing," and her work spans the fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Metaverse, Web 3, Blockchain, and Cryptocurrency.

Pañgilinan was selected in fellowships: GitCoin Kernel (2021), Alley (Verizon Ventures 2019), Oculus Launch Pad (2018), and University of San Francisco Data Institute - Deep Learning Program (2017-2018), Data Ethics Inaugural Class (2020).

Early in her career, Pañgilinan worked for over 5 years in civic engagement and was official paid electoral campaign staff for Ro Khanna for Congress (2014) and Obama for America (2012). She is a proud Silicon Valley native born and raised, and UC Berkeley alumnus.

Pañgilinan is a sought-after activist having served for over a decade on numerous non-profit organization boards. In 2015, she co-founded Filipinx Americans in STEAM - Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics (FASTER) and ARVR Academy, focused on women and underrepresented communities in AR VR."

Speech Topics

DEI in Entertainment, Film & TV

  • Diversity Equity Inclusion
  • Belonging
  • Justice

Emerging Technologies

  • AI: Artificial Intelligence
  • Augmented Reality (AR)
  • Virtual Reality (VR)
  • Mixed Reality (MR)
  • eXtended Reality (XR)
  • Spatial Computing
  • Metaverse
  • Web3
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Blockchain

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