The XR Creators speaker series is a regular event held by the XR Creators Unite community, where community members and others interested in VR and AR gather to share information. This week's featured speaker is Mat Chacon.
Mat Chacon is CEO of award-winning spatial computing company, Doghead Simulations, makers of the virtual reality education and training platform rumii, and author of The First Person, a groundbreaking book on the coming age of humanity in the Metaverse (coming 2020).
Growing up in poverty, Mat couldn’t afford college. So, he helped start a website development company in 1994. At 25, Mat took part in the $63 million USWeb IPO. By 35, he was a successful software startup executive and by 45 Mat was named a top 20 VR executive. Mat eventually attended college when he could afford it and completed studies in counterintelligence from American Military University, marketing from Rutgers Business School and mergers & acquisitions at Harvard Business School. Mat now teaches online education for free using his VR platform, rumii, which won the global award for most innovative enterprise application at the annual VR/AR/XR executive conference produced by Greenlight Insights, which tracks global leaders in virtual and augmented reality.
Mat serves on the Human Dimensions Support Services Think Tank with the U.S. Department of Defense and advises the U.S. government on spatial computing technologies that improve human performance for current task orders and forward looking capabilities of today's warfighter. Mat also serves on the American Association for Precision Medicine's Coronavirus Taskforce which merges AI, ML and DL with spatial computing technologies to develop innovative solutions in the fight against COVID-19.
Mat has grown his company by an average of 400% year-over-year and helped it become a leader in immersive education and training. His company is also highlighted in the PBS documentary Good All Over showing how rumii is being used to truly democratize education through spatial computing.
Virtual Reality is Mat’s passion, but education is his purpose. Mat co-founded Doghead Simulations to make education accessible & affordable to all. You can follow Mat on Twitter @TheVRCEO.
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