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Avi Bar-ZeevCTO At LargeRealityPrime

Avi Bar-Zeev has been a pioneer, architect and advisor in XR for nearly 30 years, behind the scenes in the worlds largest tech companies and at large. In early 2010, he helped found and invent the HoloLens at Microsoft, developing the first prototypes, demos, patents, plans and UX concepts, sufficient to convince his leadership. At Bing, he built first prototypes for developer-facing aspects of AR, sometimes called the "AR cloud." At Amazon, he helped create PrimeAir as well as Echo Frames. He most recently helped Apple advance its own undisclosed projects. In 1999-2001, he co-founded Keyhole, the company behind Google Earth, and helped define Second Life's core technology. Back in the 1990s, he worked on novel VR ride experiences for Disney, including "Aladdin's Magic Carpet" VR Ride, the "Virtual Jungle Cruise" and "Cyberspace Mountain." Advisor to Metaverse company Croquet.io, Holograms/Lightfield communication companies Campfire3D and ViewMagic, XR glasses companies Avegant, Tilt5, and Kura Tech. Previously, I helped define Second Life as an early Metaverse entrant. I've also contributed more recently to the Open Metaverse Initiative via MetaDavos. I've written extensively on The Metaverse past, present, future as well as general XR topics on Medium, and recently co-published in Stanford Internet Observatory's new academic journal. Speaker history: AWE 2012: "Read/Write World" and open standards AWE 2013: "Superpowers (Inside the Looking Glass)" AWE 2015: "The Internet of People" AWE 2016: "Are we living in a simulation? AWE 2019: "OGs of VR" AWE 2020 (Tel Aviv): "Small Company Success in a Big Company World

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