Travis W. CloydGlobal Futurist at Thunderbird School of Global Management
Travis Cloyd is an award winning visionary and producer of experiential content. He is the Global Futurist at Thunderbird School of Global Business Management and the Senior Advisor to the Dean and Professor of Practice on Global Creative Industries. He recently lectured as a part of the Masters of Arts in Global Affairs and Management and spoke separately on Cryptocurrency.
He was formally the inaugural Futurist in Residence, Director of iSTAR (Immersive Studio for Altered Reality), and Adjunct Professor at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, Florida. In 2021, Mr. Cloyd was honored with a Medallion for University Service for his outstanding contributions to FIU. He was previously a scholar-athlete and graduated from Arizona State University in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in Business and Sociology. He started his first company while at ASU.
Travis is a futurist, tech entrepreneur, producer, professor, and entertainment executive focusing on creating, managing, and financing immersive state-of-the-art technology companies. He is an award-winning producer, XR visionary, and Metaverse educator who operates a portfolio of cutting-edge businesses focusing on trending innovation. Most recently, recognized by Forbes on the 2021 top ‘Next Entrepreneur’ list. He is the Arts, Music, and Entertainment Ambassador to the GBBC (Global Blockchain Business Council) and a member of the Producers Guild of America, a part of the new media council, education, and international committees.
He has since created next-level digital content for the US Space Force, NOAA, professional sports leagues, major international studios, iconic brands, legendary actors, global musicians, top athletes, and historical figures throughout his career. He has produced feature films, virtual reality experiences, augmented reality content, NFT’s and much more. He continues to break new ground within the entertainment industry creating and protecting virtual human IP content based on historical figures for all facets of the diverse XR, Metaverse, and NFT ecosystem.