MEET THE TEAM
NexTech AR Solutions Inc. (CSE: NTAR) (OTC: NEXCF) represents a first-mover opportunity in the augmented reality space with the creation of a transformational patent-pending AR / AI eCommerce platform.
The category defining ARitize™ eCommerce Solution is the first truly cross-platform, browser-based, web-enabled AR eCommerce option in a $2.8 trillion global eCommerce market.
The ARitize™ eComm platform is integrated with Shopify, WordPress and Magento and built for scale and mass adoption enabling small and large eCommerce sites to integrate Augmented Reality into the shopping experience with just a simple line of embed code.
No developer or special programing needed.
Better still, our technology is plug and play for millions and millions of existing eCommerce websites with no requirement for a Mobile App to experience our Augmented Reality.
Our Corporate Team
Our people are what make us different. NexTech’s team is comprised of
passionately creative, technologically savvy, curious and restlessly strategic people looking to reimagine and transform what is possible.
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Our Advisory Board
Our people are what make us different. NexTech’s team is comprised of passionately creative,
technologically savvy, curious and restlessly strategic people looking to reimagine and transform what is possible.
Ori is the world’s leading expert in augmented reality and has devoted the past 10 years to fostering the AR ecosystem. In 2009, Ori was the co-founder and CEO of Ogmento (renamed Flyby Media – Acquired by Apple), one of the first venture-backed companies conceived to develop augmented reality games and tech. In 2012, Ori founded AugmentedReality.org, a non-profit organization on a mission to advance augmented reality in order to advance humanity. AugmentedReality.org has a moonshot goal to inspire 1 billion active users of augmented reality by 2020 and is the producing organization behind AWE, the world’s largest AR event in Silicon Valley, Asia, and Europe. Ori is a recognized speaker in industry events and a sought-after advisor for AR startups and initiatives. Previously, as Senior Vice President of Solution Marketing for SAP’s platform, Ori was responsible for the positioning and marketing of SAP NetWeaver – which under his leadership grew from a mere concept to a billion dollar business for SAP. Prior to SAP, Ori joined TopTier Software, as one of the first employees of this start-up. He lead the development and introduction to the market of more than 15 multimedia and business applications including the world’s leading enterprise portal, which in 2001 was acquired by SAP for $400 Million.
Harvard/MGH neuroscientist, internationally recognized serial entrepreneur, digital imaging expert & visual effects (VFX) pioneer – Dr. Sandrew has over 33 patents and decades of feature film & TV accomplishments including productions for all the major Hollywood studios, TV networks & several cable networks. In 2000 he established the first & longest operating VFX studio in India.
In 1987 Sandrew invented digital colorization. Between 1987-1993, he colorized over 250 films, 180 TV episodes & 70 cartoons. He also produced all color, compositing & VFX for Spielberg’s first digital animated feature, We’re Back, A Dinosaur Story, Gahan Wilson’s animated classic, The Diner, the Fox TV series, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, as well as VFX for the ABC miniseries, War and Remembrance and the John Lennon documentary, Imagine.
In 2000 Sandrew re-invented colorization, founding Legend Films. There he produced 150 films for the Legend Films’ library & colorized films for Fox, Sony, Universal and Paramount. Barry also produced VFX for Scorsese’s The Aviator, HBO’s Entourage, the CBS Sports Special, Jim Nantz Remembers Augusta: The 1960 Masters, the CBS Specials, Lucy Goes To Scotland & The Italian Movie & the ESPN Sports Special, The Greatest Game Ever Played.
In 2007 Sandrew invented a process for converting 2D films to 3D, changing the company name to Legend3D. Beginning in 2010, Sandrew oversaw creative & technical teams in the 3D conversion of Alice In Wonderland, the Shrek Trilogy, Transformers & many more tent-pole films at the height of the 3D phenomenon. In subsequent years the teams Barry Sandrew led have worked on the 3D conversion & VFX of more than 65 of the highest grossing 3D feature films of the past 10 years.
Sandrew is continuing to apply his professional team building & feature film VFX production talent at Southbay Motion Picture Technologies while also focusing on emerging opportunities in augmented reality via Nextech AR Studios.
Mike Boland was one of Silicon Valley’s first tech reporters of the internet age as a staff reporter for Forbes magazine starting in 2000. He has been a tech industry analyst at top-tier research firms since 2005, and is now Founder & Chief Analyst of ARtillery Intelligence, Editor of AR Insider, Lead Analyst of Street Fight and SF President of the VR/AR Association.
Mike is a frequent speaker at industry conferences such as Augmented World Expo, VRLA, and ad:tech. He has authored more than 120 market forecasts and in-depth reports on the tech & media landscape including social, mobile and AR. He contributes regularly to highly read online news sources such as TechCrunch, Business Insider, VentureBeat and the Huffington Post.
A trusted source for tech journalists, his comments have appeared in A-list publications, including The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Before his career as an analyst, Mike was a San Francisco-based journalist for business and technology print publications, such as Red Herring, Business 2.0, and Mobile Magazine.
Starr was a retail sales pioneer at PTC, Salesforce.com and now at LivePerson, Inc. as AVP Retail. He is recognized in the retail industry as driving transformational change and customer success in enterprise retail markets. With his long term retail client relationships, perspective, and extensive industry experience, he is uniquely positioned to help guide NexTech on its growth trajectory and identify opportunities in the retail industry.
Charlie is a former Disney, AOL and AG Interactive executive who writes a popular column about XR for Forbes, He is a consultant to some of the leading companies in the space. As a 27 year old junior executive at Disney, Fink famously came up with the idea for The Lion King. In the 90s, he was EVP & COO of VR pioneer Virtual World Entertainment. Variety calls him “XR’s explainer-in-chief.” In addition to his work as VP of story development for Disney Feature Animation during the second golden age of Disney animation (‘85-’92), Fink was SVP & CCO of AOL Studios (‘95-’99) and President of American Greetings Interactive (00-04). His past experience also includes successful exits from several startups. Fink is the author of the critically acclaimed AR-enabled books Charlie Fink’s Metaverse (2018) and Convergence, How The World Will Be Painted With Data (2019). He teaches XR at Chapman University Film School in Orange, CA.