Vinay Narayan, Vice President, Platform Strategy & Developer Community | HTC VIVE

Vinay Narayan serves as Vice President of Platform Strategy and Developer Community, overseeing the company’s platform approach to ensure VIVE is providing the best value to both consumer and commercial partners. In his role, he also manages and grows strategic relationships to bring best in class products and solutions to the market. Additionally, he leads efforts to create and foster a community of developer partners who are passionate about XR and strives to create a path of profitability for the entire industry.

He is actively involved in the development and expansion of the XR ecosystem as both a frequent speaker and sounding board for the community. He is a Board Member and Adviser to a host of emerging technology companies, associations, and institutions. He is currently the Vice Chair of the AR/VR group for CTA, Mentor for Techstars, Adviser for Commotion Incubator, and serving Board of Advisors for Washington Technology Industry Association.

Vinay’s advice for those starting in VR: “First, define what your customer needs and how XR can address that need. Second, know the industry history and ecosystem. It takes sound business fundamentals and a deep understanding of what successful XR is to create something meaningful.