Perspective is everything

Meet our advisory board

VSI brings together some of the sharpest minds in visual storytelling. Our advisory members operate on the intersection of storytelling, digital, communications, design, marketing, and visualization – to ensure the VSI experience is in sync with today’s critical issues and tomorrow’s disruptions.

Business Story Strategist, The Business of Story
Park Howell

As a 30-year ad agency veteran, Park Howell has developed the Story Cycle, a widely successful approach to business and brand story strategy to rise above the cacophony of the attention economy and drive sales. Learn more through his podcast and blog, and innovative business storytelling tools at

Managing Partner, Bond St Consulting
Ville Ailio

20 years experience in media and marketing, in the context of the corporate world, cultural institutions, and start-ups. Ville has worked with brands like United Airlines and Nokia, created programs for museums and cultural centers in 50+ cities, and built entrepreneurial success stories. Ville’s passion is the new generation filmmaking.

Communications Designer, Microsoft
Geoffrey Colon

Disruptive marketer, author, professional speaker, educator, trend forecaster, podcaster, motivator, persuader and business futurist who has engaged in growth strategy on both coasts. With his upcoming book, Colon demonstrates how businesses that are social by design, emotionally resonant and post-digital in their actions will thrive in the very near future.

Founder, Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation
Jeff Brown

Multiple exit serial tech entrepreneur and accredited angel investor living at the intersection of journalism, media and technology. With about the perfect geek to investor ratio, I spend my time and attention and resources in companies capable of generating a measurable, beneficial social and environmental impact alongside a financial return.

AR VR MR XR Speaker, Evangelist & Producer
Cathy Hackl

Cathy Hackl is a marketing futurist. She’s also the co-chair of The VR AR Association’s Marketing Committee and one of the women leading the virtual and augmented content revolution. Hackl was also selected as a 2017 Oculus Launch Pad Fellow, a program designed to support promising VR content creators. She’s a VR/AR speaker, evangelist and consultant.

President, NowSourcing
Brian Wallace

Brian Wallace is an infographics scholar and the founder of NowSourcing, an industry leading infographic design agency based in Louisville, KY working with companies that range from startups to Fortune 500. Brian also runs a local event to make Louisville a more competitive city (#ThinkBig) and was named a 2016 Google Small Business Advisor.