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EVP, Augmented Reality Platforms at Blippar
Ryan Schmaltz is a technology executive, advisor, and consultant. His expertise is in building products, strategic partnerships, and working cross-functionally to help startups scale. He is primarily focused on AR/VR and IoT companies and products. Ryan became passionate for AR/VR working as Executive Vice President at Blippar where he founded Blippar’s product organization, the Platforms business unit, and led Blippar’s transformation from an AR consultancy to one of the world’s most successful AR creative platforms.
Prior to Blippar, Ryan was an early employee at Uber where he worked across Product, Operations and Business Development and led strategic projects that helped the company scale from 30 to 300+ cities. Prior to finding his way into startups, he held roles at Microsoft, Adobe, and Deloitte. Ryan has over 13 years experience in tech that spans the US, Europe, and Asia. Ryan holds a BS in Management Information Systems and Supply Chain Management from California State University, Chico and an MBA from Johns Hopkins University.