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John Werner

Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Meta


John Werner is an innovator, mobilizer, and human super connector. He constantly builds community and is a ‘moonshot’ thinker innovating as he goes while incorporating the latest technologies. He believes passionately in 21st century collaborative creativity in innovating with direct human or environmental impact. 






John Werner is Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Meta where he strives to exceed expectations of what Augmented Reality (AR) can be – and do – in the future.  Werner is helping Meta design a future where AR becomes a healthy, vital extension of who we are and creates deeper understanding, freer expression, and optimal productivity. Werner brings his experience pioneering innovative technology and network of relationships, to help Meta in the fast-growing field of AR. Werner is merging the best and brightest thinkers of the East Coast with Silicon Valley and the world (he has been to Asia 12 times in the last four years working on tech efforts) to help create an entirely new computing paradigm, a vector of real change for a new society.   Werner believes that for fifty years we've been trapped in two dimensions, with flat input devices like the mouse, track pad and touchscreen as our only windows into the digital world. Werner is passionate about how using neuroscience can inform building a truly natural operating environment for navigating the future of computing.  Werner with the use of a headset to help demonstrate the potential of AR.

AR in Action 

Werner started AR in Action, an Augmented Reality Summit convening top minds of the augmented reality ecosystem and took place at the MIT Media Lab.  For the inaugural event there were 1000 participants and 50+ hours of video of talks, demos and panels.  AR in Action explores the challenges and opportunities that face inventors, innovators, integrators, investors, and other executives working to bring the benefits of AR to the world.