Pico Velasquez is a multimedia director, computational architect and entrepreneur. She comes from a background in performing arts, to studying architecture and mathematics, followed by a master’s degree with the highest distinction from Harvard University in computational design. Her data-driven designs have spanned across multiple mediums including Google’s new headquarters at BIG, the Elysium memorial for Cirque du Soleil, Oculus at Hard Rock Casino & Hotel, the multiplayer environmentalist video game Superforest, crypto/blockchain platforms, and NFT art. As a Metaverse visionary and founder CEO of VIIRA, Pico aims to further evolve the sectors of culture, education and entertainment by integrating individuals, companies and institutions with blockchain, NFTs and DeFi. Fundamentally, to build a sustainable decentralized ecosystem that seamlessly merges our physical and virtual worlds through innovative experiences, community, and global impact. Pico is also an international speaker, having recently led panels and discussions at SXSW, Microsoft, Disguise HK, Google AI, FOA, UCLA, and Harvard University.