formerly senior vice president at SAP, and eternally passionate about interactive entertainment.
Contact: ori.inbar [at] pookatak [dot] com
Ori Inbar is the co-founder and CEO of Augmented Reality.ORG, a global non-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing augmented reality (AR).
Augmented Reality.ORG’s mission is to promote the true potential of AR, and hatch augmented reality initiatives that offer unique value to its active users.
In 2009, Ori was the co-founder and CEO of Ogmento, one of the first venture-backed companies conceived from the ground up to develop and publish augmented reality games – games that are played in the real world.
Ori has been an enterprising champion of the augmented reality industry since 2007. He established Games Alfresco – a leading augmented reality blog that helped popularize AR, and co-founded the Augmented World Expo (AWE) – the world’s largest and most influential conference for AR – now in its 4th year.
Ori is a recognized speaker in the AR industry as well as a sought after adviser for augmented reality startups.
Previously, as Senior Vice President of Solution Marketing for SAP’s platform, Ori was responsible for the positioning and marketing of SAP NetWeaver – which under his leadership grew from a mere concept to a billion dollar business for SAP.
Prior to SAP, Ori joined TopTier Software, as one of the first employees of this start-up.
He lead the development and introduction to the market of more than 15 multimedia and business applications including the world’s leading enterprise portal, which in 2001 was acquired by SAP for $400 Million.
Previously, as Senior Vice President of Solution Marketing for SAP’s platform, Ori was recently responsible for the positioning and marketing of SAP NetWeaver, Enterprise SOA and SAP’s ecosystem. The job entailed figuring out how to improve businesses across multiple industries, defining for SAP what products to develop, and then, convincing businesses to acquire those products. He spoke about his vision in dozens of industry events and press conferences, including delivering keynote speeches across the world from Sao Paulo to Tokyo.
Ori lead the development and introduction to the market of more than 15 enterprise software applications. Over the past 5 years, SAP NetWeaver has grown from a mere concept to a billion dollar business for SAP. It has become the primary IT force in SAP’s huge ecosystem, and its visionary approach to service-oriented solutions is influencing the entire business solutions industry.
Prior to SAP, Ori joined TopTier Software (formerly Quicksoft), as employee #6 of this start-up. He lead the development of multimedia products and business applications. In 2000, as the company first product manager, he introduced to the market the world’s #1 corporate portal. TopTier was acquired by SAP.
Ori graduated from Tel Aviv University with a double major in Computer Science and Cinema. He completed the business leadership program at INSEAD.
While a student in the early nineties, he co-developed a game that introduced a never seen before concept: artificial intelligence-based avatars that act in a malleable plot that is directed by the player. It was a lot of fun.
A network algorithms developer by day, and an augmented reality enthusiast by night. He is the proud owner of bachelor degrees in computer science and in mathematics from Tel Aviv university, where he also recently completed his MSc studies in the field of distributed computing. He has past work experience in protocol research and developement for linux based systems and still has a keen interest in both topics, as in other, less common areas.
Thomas K. Carpenter
Tom Carpenter works for Toyota as an Engineering Manager in the St. Louis area and has a degree in Metallurgial Engineering and a Masters in Business. He has a passion for augmented reality and other tech-heady technologies that change the way we interact with the world. When he’s not writing about augmented reality on Games Alfresco, he’s busy writing science fiction short stories and novels. Tom believes in the art of the possible and that learning without failure is just following directions. Tom has started a music festival, played collegiate soccer, written code, jumped from airplanes (with a parachute), traveled extensively, and is currently in the messy, but fun process of raising a family.