Orlando Rivera is the founder of VRspaces.TV an DigitalSummit.TV which is a VR & AR interactive development studio formed by indie artists and technologists who see new possibilities in integrating storytelling, instructional design, gaming, Mobile, and the Arts. He is also involved in IOS Development projects at major fortune 500 companies (IBM, AT&T, QVC, Sony BMG, ESI Design, JPM Chase. E&Y, Mellon Bank) and have multiple mobiles, games, VR, and AR apps in the Oculus, Apple, an Google stores.
Rivera's blended educational background has helped him lead and produce successful AR/VR, IT/New Media strategic solutions, including Film Productions, mobile, eLearning, and Game development.
He has been a Visual Effects Supervisor for indie feature films, shorts, and 3D animations (FranknSon.com) and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Film, Video & Animation from the School Of Visual Arts in NYC. Rivera has also studied Systems and Information Technology at New York University.
Additionally, he has presented technology and digital media topics at various conferences, including the MLearning.dev.com, Trenton Computer Festival, Digital Film, is an instructor at various schools, including Touro College, and also taught middle school children under a grant from Verizon/Samsung in NY & NJ how to code on Android devices in underserved communities.
Once upon a time, art and science were spoken in the same breath. The artist in us would use both to create the story & art. The creativity in the process would hopefully surprise us with something new. Today more than ever, we need our digital tools to connect with our hands to make something surprising.