Ray Soto is the Director of Emerging Tech for the USA TODAY NETWORK. His cross-disciplinary role within the organization is to revolutionize storytelling with emerging technologies. Beyond creative direction, he defines strategic project goals and priorities to a team of artists, designers, and engineers. Ray has seen and lead the NETWORK’s emerging technology growth in VR and AR, leading role in the planning and production of USA TODAY NETWORK’s nine AR experiences in 2019 alone. This year, Gannett | USA TODAY NETWORK was named to Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies for VR/AR.