John Iaia is a subject matter expert on XR (Extended Reality) spanning the full technology chain across hardware and software. John has been driving enterprise adoption of XR (Augmented / Virtual / Mixed Reality) technology since his first foray into Computer Vision / Machine Learning technologies during his time at Qualcomm in 2013.
At Lenovo, John is the Global Head of Strategic Alliances and Partnerships for the Commercial AR / VR Business. He manages relationships with leaders in the technology ecosystem: headset manufacturers, software solution providers, computer vision platforms, 3D rendering engines, and research entities - amongst other key players. Because of this extensive network he specializes in creating deep technology partnerships – enabling F500s and startups alike to achieve their strategic vision of business value.
Aside from the commercialization of nascent technologies, John is highly involved in research, mentorship and thought leadership. He speaks frequently on the AR/VR industry and is an advisor/board member for a number of early-stage venture backed startups. Based in sunny Southern California, he is also an avid surfer, environmentalist and pilot who is involved with non-profits furthering aforementioned causes.