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Tom Emrich

Director of Product, Niantic

Tom Emrich is recognized as one of the world’s leading thought leaders in augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and wearable technology. A pioneer in this space, Tom has over a decade-long track record of running tech teams and providing strategic direction in emerging technologies for powerhouse brands and organizations. As Director of Product Management, Tom is leading product and marketing for the 8th Wall platform at Niantic. The 8th Wall platform is a powerful set of tools to create web-based augmented reality (WebAR). 8th Wall has powered over 50,000 web apps including thousands of commercial experiences for top brands across industry verticals. Previous to 8th Wall, Tom was a founding partner of the first VC fund dedicated to augmented reality, Super Ventures; founder of We Are Wearables; co-producer of AWE, the world’s #1 spatial computing community; and a freelance journalist and recurring expert on TV covering AR/VR and wearable technology.