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Kris Kolo

Global Executive Director VR/AR Association

Kris was an executive at Verizon and Toys R Us, applying AR technology to common use cases. At Toys R Us, Kris was working on digital in-store initiatives and shopping solutions, incorporating AR from Metaio (acquired by Apple). At Verizon, Kris was responsible for location-services apps & platforms; Kris was collaborating with Wikitude to integrate AR into Verizon's GPS Navigation. Kris also launched the Verizon Developer Program. In addition, Kris was an Advisor, Board Member, to FlyBy, an AR tech startup (acquired by Apple.) As an entrepreneur, Kris was the Co-Founder of Spime Inc, a Silicon Valley startup developing location-based & geo-spatial solutions (acquired by Trimble). And, Kris published the ground-breaking book, Local Positioning Systems, on mapping and location-based services, and was granted seven patents. Kris holds graduate degrees from MIT.