Jason Jerald

Jason is Co-Founder and Principal Consultant at NextGen Interactions, is Adjunct Visiting Professor at Duke University, serves on multiple advisory boards of companies focusing on VR technologies, and speaks about VR at various events throughout the world. He has been creating VR systems and applications for 20 years with over 60 VR-related projects across more than 30 organizations including Valve, Oculus, Virtuix, Sixense, NASA, General Motors, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, three U.S. national laboratories, and five universities. Jason’s work has been featured on ABC’s Shark Tank, on the Discovery Channel, in the New York Times, and on the cover of the MIT Press journal “Presence”. He has held various technical and leadership positions and has served on the ACM SIGGRAPH, IEEE Virtual Reality, and IEEE 3D User Interface Committees. He earned a Masters and a Doctorate in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a focus on latency in virtual reality.