Max is a recognized 3D graphics expert and standards contributor. He is also CEO and co-founder of DGG, a deep tech company creating the RapidCompact - the world's most advanced 3D data optimization platform and API. Max and his team are helping leading retailers to establish scalable 3D asset workflows for Web, mobile and XR targets - for e-commerce, and beyond. Max received his PhD of engineering with honors from TU Darmstadt, and has published peer-reviewed papers at top-tier graphics conferences world-wide. He has also helped to shape the glTF format at Khronos, where he is serving as co-chair of the 3D Asset Creation TSG.