As the Director of Emerging Tech at the USA TODAY NETWORK, Ray Soto’s role is to lead innovations within emerging technologies, such as virtual reality, augmented reality, and voice. Ray has seen and lead the network’s VR and AR growth, participating in their earliest immersive storytelling ventures in a leading capacity in the planning and production of USA TODAY NETWORKS’s premiere virtual reality series, VRtually There, and flagship projects like USS Eisenhower VR, 321 LAUNCH, and the Pulitzer Prize winning multi-media report The Wall. Ray was also named one of The Drum’s Top 100 Digital Marketers in the World for 2019. Most recently, USA TODAY NETWORK and GANNETT were named to Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list for AR/VR specifically.
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