Brian Ballard

CEO & Co-Founder


Brian is the CEO & Co-Founder of Upskill, Formerly APX Labs where he is working on the next industrial revolution – using smart glasses to create powerful ways for the workforce to interact with the digital and physical world. Brian has been on the forefront of developing software solutions that enable revolutionary new scenarios for smart glasses in the enterprise. He is a frequent speaker, author, and recognized expert in the field of wearable computing.

Prior to founding Upskill, Brian served as Vice President of Product Development at BTS, CTO of Mav6, and spent over a decade with the NSA where his work ranged from FPGA-based supercomputing to software intelligence fusion for counter terrorism. He has contributed to a book, multiple publications, and patents related to wearable computing. Brian holds a masters and bachelors in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon and an MBA from University of Maryland.