With more than 25 years’ experience in virtual reality, video games and entertainment, Shiraz Akmal has deep, hands-on experience building new entertainment businesses built on cutting-edge technology. He led business and product development for DreamLab, which developed all of the virtual reality projects for DreamWorks Animation prior to 2016. He was also VP of operations-product development for video game company THQ.
Akmal is a mentor for Boost VC, the pre-eminent accelerator for emerging technology, and his career highlights include directing a string of multi-million-selling video game titles, including Disney*Pixar’s The Incredibles, Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants and Scooby-Doo!
Akmal and SPACES co-founder Brad Herman are inventors of multiple patented VR technologies.