Botond Bognar
Co Founder, CEO Pillantas Inc.

Botond Bognar co-founded two startups in Silicon Valley, REscan and Pillantas, in collaboration with the Stanford Research Institute and NASA scientists. His work entails the research, design and development, and digitization of built environments with spatial scanners, 3D digital reconstruction solutions, and novel human computer interfaces within spatial computing. For his innovations Mr. Bognar received six issued patents and under his design lead, REscan’s Spatial Communication System won the Red Dot Design Award 2021 in the Mobile App UX and Mobile UI categories and the Best of the Best distinction for its design concept. Most recently, he was appointed to be a visiting researcher at UC Berkeley’s Center for New Media to investigate novel 3D user interfaces for XR starting in January 2022.