Shayna Skolnik CEO and Co-Founder
Shayna Skolnik is co-founder, CEO, and creative mastermind of Navteca, a technology company headquartered in Greenbelt, Maryland. Navteca’s core focus is creating practical applications based on new and emerging technology, such as cloud and virtual reality (VR). In 2016, Navteca was invited to SXSW Eco to showcase their 360 VR content and was selected for the Top 10 VR Video Exhibit by the Newseum in Washington, DC. Navteca has been an early leader in pioneering the use of next-generation VR technology for science and was honored by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center to be named the Small Business Subcontractor of the Year in 2016. Shayna has presented VR for science and done VR data visualization demos at the US Capitol, the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Supercomputing (SC16), Emerging Technology Puerto Pico (EMTEC), NASA, NOAA, the UK MetOffice, and the Naval Research Laboratory, among others. Shayna leads a VR/AR for Science group at the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) and she led a study on scientific applications of the technology for the NASA Earth Science Technology Office. Recently, Shayna was selected for the Oculus Launch Pad program and is creating a mashup of 360 video and Earth data for a project that she hopes will raise awareness about climate change.