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Ryan Horrigan    

Co-Founder & CEO of 'Artie', A Next-Gen Mobile Gaming Platform

Ryan Horrigan is the co-founder and CEO of Artie, a next-gen mobile gaming platform. We bring high-quality games directly to players on the world’s most popular social media and video apps with no additional app download required. With Artie, people can easily discover, instantly play and share games with their friends on TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, WhatsApp, and more.

Before co-founding Artie, Horrigan served as Chief Content Officer of the Comcast-backed VR & AR startup Felix & Paul Studios, where he oversaw content and business development, strategy, and partnerships. Prior to Felix & Paul, Horrigan was a studio executive at Fox-New Regency.

He oversaw the development and production of feature films, including Academy Award Best Picture Winner "12 Years A Slave." He began his career in the Motion Picture department at CAA and at Paramount Pictures.

Horrigan is a two-time Emmy Award winner for immersive entertainment projects he produced with President Barack Obama and NASA, as well as a Peabody Award winner. He’s a former Hollywood Reporter 35 Under 35 honoree and has spoken at E3, Cannes, Sundance, Google, Meta, among other events.

Speech Topics

The Future of Social Gaming

Description: In the post-IDFA world, gaming companies are looking for new ways to reach their players. One way is to stream games directly to players on social media. This allows gaming companies to cut out the app stores and reach their players directly. Social gaming has the potential to be a huge market, and gaming companies that are early to the space will be well-positioned to succeed."

The Future of Entertainment is Generative AI

Description: Generative AI is a new technology that has the potential to revolutionize the entertainment industry. Generative AI can be used to create new forms of entertainment, such as personalized films and games. It can also be used to improve existing forms of entertainment, such as by creating more realistic special effects or by generating new storylines. The future of entertainment is bright, and generative AI is a big part of that."

Web3 and Blockchain: The Future of Gaming and Entertainment

Description: Web3 and blockchain technology are revolutionizing the gaming and entertainment industries. These technologies allow gamers to own their in-game assets, which gives them more control over their gaming experience.

They also allow gamers to interact with each other in new and exciting ways. Web3 and blockchain are the future of gaming and entertainment, and they are already having a major impact on the industry."

The Metaverse: The Next Frontier of Technology

Description: The metaverse is a new virtual world that is being created by the convergence of virtual reality, augmented reality, and the internet. The metaverse has the potential to revolutionize the way we work, play, and interact with each other.

It is still in its early stages of development, but it is already being used by businesses and individuals for a variety of purposes. The metaverse is the next frontier of technology, and it has the potential to change the world."

The Immersive & Spatial Future of Computing, Entertainment, and Human Connection


Apple's new Vision Pro and Oculus Quest are two of the most exciting new computing platforms to come out in recent years. These devices offer a new way to interact with computers, providing immersive, spatial computing experiences that are not possible with traditional devices like laptops and smartphones.

Vision Pro is a high-end VR headset that offers a stunning visual experience. It is powered by Apple's new M2 chip, which provides the power needed to run high-end VR games and applications. Vision Pro also features a comfortable design that makes it easy to wear for long periods of time.

Oculus Quest is a more affordable VR headset that is designed for casual gamers and users who want to experience VR for the first time. It is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon XR2 chip, which provides a good balance of performance and price. Oculus Quest also features a wireless design that makes it easy to move around and interact with the virtual world.

Both Vision Pro and Oculus Quest are poised to revolutionize the way we interact with computers. They offer a new way to play games, watch movies, and interact with others in a virtual world. These devices are the future of computing, and they are sure to change the way we live and work.

Here are some of the benefits of using Apple's Vision Pro and Oculus Quest:

  • Immersive: Spatial computing experiences: These devices allow users to interact with a virtual world in a way that is not possible with traditional devices. This can be used for gaming, education, training, and more.

  • Entertainment: These devices can be used to watch movies, play games, and experience other forms of entertainment in a new and immersive way.

  • Social connection: These devices can be used to connect with friends and family in a new and exciting way. Users can play games together, watch movies together, and even attend virtual events together.
  • These are just a few of the benefits of using Apple's Vision Pro and Oculus Quest. These devices are the future of computing, and they are sure to change the way we live and work."

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