James Hairston

Head, Public Policy, Oculus, Facebook

James Hairston is Head of Policy for AR/VR and Artificial Intelligence at Facebook where he looks after the innovation portfolio with product and research teams across the company. In 2016, he helped establish the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence and the Global Virtual Reality Association with partners across industry to help. James was previously a Policy Advisor at the US Small Business Administration, served on President Obama's Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, and worked on the economic policy team at the Center for American Progress. James holds a JD from Stanford and a BA from Harvard.