Kathleen Schröter

Kathleen is an immersive technology expert and a communication strategist.

Kathleen Schröter is Head of Marketing and Communications at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, a research institute for digital society, and the Executive Manager of the 3IT Innovation Center for Immersive Imaging Technology. Kathleen works to bring cutting-edge scientific development to business and product solutions across AR, XR, AI and Human-Machine Interaction. In 2018, Kathleen was one of 13 impactful women in tech honored by the Advanced Imaging Society with their Distinguished Leadership Awards.

Since 2014, Kathleen’s work has focused on solutions and technologies to serve the evolving immersive media market. As a consultant and trustee, Kathleen is an active member of international committees dedicated to immersive imaging technologies, including the European Committee of the Advanced Imaging Society and the global VR Society.

Kathleen speaks on a range of key topics, from image processing, computer vision and other immersive imaging technologies, to new ways to bring content to global audiences. Her insights allow audiences to contextualize tech trends, deepen their understanding of R&D processes, and explore sci-fi scenarios that could soon become a reality.


Kathleen is an in-demand speaker and host for events in the digital media and immersive tech sectors, having moderated BEYOND Festival, CeBIT's Serious Games Conference, ANGA COM, re:publica2018, Genius Loci Symposium in Weimar as well as #DIGILITY at MesseCologne. Kathleen is also a marketing mentor at Startup Braga, an accelerator program in Portugal in partnership with Microsoft.

This fall Kathleen hosted, moderated and was a speaker at a range of events across the US, including Infinity Film Festival in Beverly Hills and the Transatlantic and Interdisciplinary Panels on XR, as well as the Sequencer Tour USA. Lately Kathleen was also a moderator at the BEYOND festival in Karlsruhe (October 2018), DIGILITY (September 2018) and the Serious Games Conference (July 2018).

To find out more about Kathleen’s work, watch her Keynote at IBC: From VR/AR tech to “make a difference” use cases: where is the money? and see Kathleen’s interview with The Close-Up.

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