Creator of The Polys – WebXR Awards and WebXR Summit Series
Ben Erwin is the creator of 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗹𝘆𝘀 – 𝗪𝗲𝗯𝗫𝗥 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗪𝗲𝗯𝗫𝗥 𝗦𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗶𝘁 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀. As a web innovation frontiersman since the 90s, he is now focused on nurturing the Metaverse ecosystem through recognition of the people, companies and products that are driving progress. Ben is also the creator of the XR Hall of Fame to celebrate the pioneers of spatial computing, and MetaTraversal series of events convening thought leaders toward opening portals between virtual worlds. Ben also heads operation for Ready Player Golf, the first Virtual Reality Charity Golf Tournament and co-founder of XRCollaboration.com.
With a talent for acquiring massive datasets from disparate resources, transforming and optimizing them for publication in lightweight data rich web applications with high end user experience, Ben was the first to deliver a 6 language WordPress site for the United Nations, and has honed his craft with years of agency work. Ben has over 20 years of experience as a full stack developer and data scientist with a passion for photography and Travel.
Based in NYC, Central New Jersey and sometimes Southern Sweden, Ben is a digital polymath, autodidact, power-user, early adopter, developer of technology, observer of ethics, advocate for privacy and responsible implementation of advanced technology.