Brennan Hatton

I have had a rich career in the forefront of virtual reality over the last decade. From been involved in 100+ VR/AR projects, being head hunted to Silicon Valley when the industry was in its infancy to build AR technology valued at $300M.

Using my insight and experience, I pioneered an industry of VR Diversity and Inclusion Training by co-founded Equal Reality, where I am currently Chief Technology Officer. I have been internationally awarded and recognized as a leader in the Virtual Reality Industry and frequently featured in TV, Radio and News Articles internationally.

"Tech Genius ... Empower the World Through Virtual Reality" - Youth Times Magazine

An Ally

"bringing diversity and inclusion training into the 21st Century" ~ UOW The Outlook

Being inclusive and an ally is at the core of who I am. My company Equal Reality uses Virtual Reality creating empathy training in virtual reality. We put people in the perspective of vulnerable groups to experience discrimination.

We partner with psychologist, behaviour experts and industry leaders to work with vulnerable groups covering topics include sexism, racism, ageism, ableism, bullying, sexual harassment, power and exclusion and difficult conversation. Used on every continent except Antarctica, by the worlds largest organisations from Universities, Military, Government, Tech Companies, Banks, Law Firms, Accountants to High Schools.

As seen on Channel 10's Docu-Series Advancing Australia

I spend my free time:

  • Getting creative with technology, by experimenting with AI, Blockchain, VR & Gaming (like building my VR Game current ranking #2 paid game on SideQuest).

  • Giving back to my community, by saving lives as a volunteer on Australian Beaches for Surf Life Saving Australia or organizing community events.

  • Making Art, in the form of games, paintings, videos, photography, music, film and more.

  • Building and being part of communities, by giving talks, connecting people and hosting events.

  • Practicing teamwork and leadership with Team sports like surf boat rowing, soccer, netball, tennis, partner dance, canyoning & mountaineering.

  • Calming the mind. Meditation through sports like climbing, free-diving and cliff jumping.

  • Working on my mind and body through flow sports like surf-life-saving sports, skating, dancing & beat saber.

  • Sharing knowledge, by detailing my adventures, learning and anything I find interesting on my personal wiki.

"Mr Hatton’s drive to innovate, create and change the world is evident in not just his words but also his actions."

Alasdair McDonald, Bega District News

Press Highlights:

I lead life with love

self portrait

I lead life with love.
I focus with intent, passion and a whole heart.
I embed its source in my lifestyle,
and of me it is part.

I stand strongly to my morals.
Pushing for the best me.
Living without limits,
I set high goals freely.

Always striving for inclusion,
I care for others deeply.
I believe to listen is the most valuable skill there is,
fostering community.

I think before I speak,
Pick my words carefully, speaking from the heart.
An entrepreneur, performer, and artist,
I see it all as art.

I am a teacher and a student,
I value experience, skill and education.
I am a leader and a team member,
I am a friend open to collaboration.

I am wildly sporty,
In which I meditate & flow.
Skate, surf, dance, climb, hike, dive, spelunk,
Cliff jump, bike, soccer, tennis, netball, run, swim and row.

I proudly challenge stereotypes.
Programming virtual reality.
A gamer, developing my own games,
I am an adrenaline junky.

I separate risk and fear
face fears, risk free.
Embrace the unknown,
Yet take risks seriously.

I have strong opinions.
But I am comfortable being wrong.
I value the search for answers.
I believe an open mind is strong.

I am Omnist, I am Australian.
I am human (for now).
I hope to return to planet earth after I leave,
but have yet to find out how.

I want to die happy,
And live forever young.
I was, am and will always be,
Brennan Hatton.