Contributor Profile

Gregg Katano

Job TitlePartner/VP of Strategy and Growth

Company NameHologate

About
Gregg Katano is a media entrepreneur, solutions architect, speaker, and educator with over 25 years of experience in the areas of production, visual effects, stereoscopic 3D, and virtual reality. Currently, Gregg is Partner and Vice-President of Strategy and Growth at 'Hologate', the world's most successful turnkey location-based virtual reality system (2,000,000 players to-date across 23 countries worldwide); and General Manager and Vice- President of Business Development of 'Phase Two', a curated co- working and event space for creatives working in frontier tech, media & entertainment. Gregg has become one of the leading evangelists in the VR and tech community, speaking at over 100 events both domestically and internationally since 2016. He is also partner of the Virtual Reality Festival and VR Arcade (an official partner of the Consumer Electronics Show, and represented at SXSW, Sundance , NAB, Coachella, and many others), and VR Ambassador of Sir Richard Branson's 'Extreme Tech Challenge' (hosted at CES and Richard Branson's Necker Island). In the area of education, Gregg is a member of the advisory council of the Cal State University Entertainment Alliance, a collaboration between the 23 universities within the CSU system and entertainment industry leaders that helps to prepare students to serve the entertainment business. He regularly speaks at various universities including Pepperdine, USC, and UCLA, and he was a former senior instructor in the Digital Media department at Otis College of Art & Design, where he helped develop the courses on entrepreneurship and senior thesis. Previously, Gregg was Chief Business Strategist / Evangelist at the very first and leading Google-Certified producer of 'Google Cardboard'. He was also one of the early adopters of stereoscopic 3D, producing the very first 3D television broadcast in high-definition, Senior 3D producer on X-Games 3D: The Movie, and Executive Producer on Red Bull Media House's first 3D production, 'Rampage 3D'. He has also been an active member of the Producer's Guild of America since 2010 and newly elected as a board delegate for the PGA's 'New Media Council'.

Conference Sessions

  • Location-Based VR Immersive Entertainment

    October 15, 2019, 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM, Expo Hall: Innovation Lab Booth 5833

    Location based immersive entertainment is a unique way to create a social playing experience that is appealing to all ages. Find out where and how you can imple...

    • Language: English
  • Roundtable Discussion Tech Talks: Virtual Reality Immersive Entertainment

    October 16, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Bellini 2101

    Open to all G2E Education Wednesday badge holders; enjoy smaller discussion groups with speakers from various tracks. This is your opportunity to network with l...

    • Language: English

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