Jason Jerald
Co-Founder & Principal Consultant NextGen Interactions

Jason Jerald is CEO at NextGen Interactions and serves on multiple advisory boards. He has been creating VR systems and applications for over 20 years with over 70 VR-related projects across more than 40 organizations including Valve, Oculus, Virtuix, Sixense, MergeVR, AT&T, NASA, General Motors, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, three U.S. national laboratories, and seven universities. Jason's work has been featured on ABC's Shark Tank, on the Discovery Channel, in the New York Times, and on the of the MIT Press journal "Presence". He earned a Master’s Degree and a Doctorate in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a focus on perception of motion and latency in VR. Jason has authored numerous publications, most notably the best-selling book "The VR Book: Human-Centered Design for Virtual Reality."