About Us

Hackers, innovators, & educators are we.

Leadership Team

Genuinely gifted minds, one-and-all

Chairman & Founder

Dan Lejerskar

Lejerskar began his career at Volvo Aerospace as program manager for the Arianne 5 rocket program for the main engine rocket, where he was responsible for the coordination and development between Volvo, MBB, Fiat and SEP. In 1999, he co-founded EON Reality and also headed RealityBUY.com, a company which developed interactive 3D focusing on development, content and application. The company grew organically to a peak of $240 million. In 2009, he co-founded Greenwave Systems, a company which accelerates Internet of Things with a software and services platform that enables managed services simply, affordably and at scale. He helped grow that company organically to a $190 million value. His awards include Most Accomplished Businessman for Fastest Growing Company in Sweden, Co-winner with the CEO of Volvo AB of Chalmers University of Technology Daleen Prize, and Entrepreneur of the Year. He has been selected to speak in the capacity of a VR expert to the Asian Leadership Conference in 2015 and 2016.

Lejerskar holds dual Masters of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.

President

Mats Johansson

As Co-Founder and President, Mats has developed partnerships and business with many leading companies worldwide such as Microsoft, HP, Nvidia, Atlas-Copco, Suzuki, Lexus, Boeing, Cornell University and Imperial College. He also played a key role in the EON Reality’s rapid growth and is widely recognized as a leading innovator in 3D interactive simulation technologies after spending over 20 years in the field. Mats specializes in strategic issues surrounding the development and transition of EON’s applications, particularly in the aerospace/defense, Education, Energy and Manufacturing sector. He has been regarded as a subject matter expert and has been the program manager/consultant for many different projects, such as Volvo Car engineering analysis, as well as Oil and Gas simulation projects in the North Sea.

Mats earned a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Chalmers University and an MBA in International Business Administration from Gothenburg School of Business.

EVP of Product

Jan Kjallstrom

Jan began his career 1997 by heading the VR content development at Yokohama VR Center in Japan and developed one of the worlds first 6-degree of freedom (6DOF) Virtual Reality Excavator Training Simulator for Komatsu, Japan. Since then he’s been responsible of all global software and hardware systems development including Virtual Reality Icube, Interactive multi-user Dome system, mobile VR and AR applications and EON Reality’s own software platform, EON Professional.

Jan is currently leading the global Product Development that is spread around the globe at offices in Sweden, UK, France, Singapore, Australia and US. The latest development under Jan’s leadership is EON-XR. It’s a scalable, cloud based, Software as a Service AR and VR Platform that provides the core features needed for educational institutions and enterprises to build, deploy, and scale knowledge transfer applications.

Jan specializes in VR and AR innovation and currently holds 5 approved patents and many more pending. He holds a Masters of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Creative Director

Jordan Richardson

Jordan studied art and computer science at the University of Maryland, College Park before moving out to California to start his career. Since then, he has developed his digital design skills at various creative marketing agencies in the Southern California area - moving up through the ranks to Art Director. Jordan has a wide skill-set from web and UX/UI design, to videography and motion graphics.

In 2014, Jordan co-founded the Meetup group Orange County VR, where he was able to organize and host many VR-focused hackathons and demo events. In 2016, he joined the EON Reality marketing team as Interactive Director. Having revamped the company's brand and web presence, Jordan began getting involved in the design of the company's software platform. In 2018, he was promoted to Creative Director and is now responsible for the UX design of the company's XR platform.

Chairman of EON Education

Bertil Andersson

Professor Andersson uses his lifetime of experience of working in institutions of higher learning and research to help guide EON Reality in building stronger relations with academia and developing solutions that solve the needs of educational institutions. He is a prominent biochemist and won the Wilhelm Exner Medal in recognition of his research in biochemistry. He joined NTU as its first Provost in 2007, and in 2011 was appointed President. During Andersson’s stint as President, NTU moved from 74th position in 2010 to 11th in 2017 in the QS World University Rankings leadership, making it the highest ranked Asian university.

Prof. Andersson has been a leading proponent of the flipped classroom at the university level, and its adoption has been part of NTU’s meteoric success. In working with EON Reality, Prof. Andersson is looking to evolve the flipped classroom into “Classroom 3.0.” which blends e-learning, moocs, and distance learning with experiential learning technologies such as EON Reality’s EON-XR Platform. Additionally, Andersson will advise our network of Academies and help guide its future development.

Chief Learning Officer

Peter Looker

Peter Looker, PhD, is Chief Learning Officer for EON Reality. Formerly an Associate Professor of Higher Education in Australia, he worked for 10 years as Head of Teaching and Learning at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has won several teaching awards (institutional and national) and served as a member of the Singapore Ministry of Education Expert Panel for its Tertiary Research Fund. His keynotes, conference papers and publications have been on the pedagogy of new learning spaces, student assessment and cross-cultural education. He has been employed as an educational consultant in Vietnam, Hong Kong, Brunei, India, and Malaysia, and remains actively involved in the editorial boards of several international journals for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
Global Network Director

Brita Kjallstrom

Brita joined EON Reality in 2001 and worked for many years as the Global Marketing Director and managed and coordinated all marketing, events, campaigns, advertising, research, digital marketing, and promotional activities. Brita has the last couple of years taken a more active part in the setup of Interactive Digital Centers and VR Innovation Academies around the globe and as Global Network Director, she now plays a key role in the development of the company in new territories and the establishment of strategic partnerships.

Brita holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Gothenburg University, Sweden and during her studies she also focused on international relations, English, and East and Southeast Asian studies.

Executive Vice President

Anna Lejerskar

Anna Lejerskar is EON Reality’s Executive Vice President . She graduated from Russian University of People’s Friendship with a masters degree in business administration. Mrs. Lejerskar has been the driving force behind EON Reality’s outreach to Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East through the establishment of the EON Learn for Life Program, EON World Heritage Initiative, and the KnowledgeBit Initiative. These programs, along with her work in CIS countries, have helped grow EON Reality’s presence globally. Mrs. Lejerskar has a decade of international business experience and is currently engaging with various international partners to provide better access to Augmented and Virtual Reality technology and help make education available, affordable, and accessible.
VP Business Development Europe & Africa

Mikael Jacobsson

Mikael has a long history working in international high-level environments with governments, companies and academic institutes, including over 20 years within the interactive 3D field such as Virtual Reality and later on also Augmented Reality. In 1999, he co-founded EON Reality in Irvine, California, and has since been running his own companies while also acting as a private investor in several sectors.

He is focused on expanding EON Reality’s operations and strategic partnerships on the European market and also on the African Continent. He has a long background working in Africa which includes a great experience in developing partnerships with organizations such as United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

Regional Directors

Our eyes and ears around the planet

Regional Director - Italy

Nicola Poleschi

Nicola Poleschi is Managing Partner of EON Reality Italia, European headquarters of the EON Reality group, specialized in augmented reality and virtual reality solutions for industry and education.

Before entering this position, Nicola Poleschi spent 10 years as director of art galleries and managing entrepreneurial activities in the tertiary, education and tech sectors, throughout his career has always stood for proactivity and vision towards. Nicola began his career in 2004 personally managing relationships with large institutional clients and merchants in the sector of cultural-artistic assets of Italy.

After a successful career, he has gained significant experience in international relations with roles of increasing importance and now develops cutting-edge IT projects and innovative business models, aware of the enormous opportunities that the AR/VR market holds. He is a lover of sports, gourmet, home cinema and is an expert in digital technologies with a background linked to the Industry 4.0 and innovative teaching applications, he’s married with three children.

Regional Director - China

Ning Dong

Ning Dong holds an MBA degree from Macau University of Science and Technology.

At the beginning of his 29-year career, he has worked at government organizations and international companies. Year 2001, he started his own business and accumulated a lot of practical experience in IT vocational education and software development. He has successfully led the transformation of the company and trained a large number of local professionals.

Mr. Ning joined EON REALITY as a consultant since 2017, he hopes that through the leadership of the Chinese team, they will sustain the company’s three major strategies. To localized EON's technology, participate, and help on local governments to develop the XR industry, and to establish a university talent association in China, this is to promote XR technology to improves the level of education apps, integrates Chinese university into EON global innovation network, and promotes XR technology to stronger the development of traditional industries.

Regional Director - Singapore

Sridhar Sunkad

Sridhar received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from BMSCollege, India. He then studied for his master program at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg Sweden.

In 1999, he joined EON Reality as a founding team member in Irvine, California. From 2003 till 2007, he was based in Chicago, driving the Midwest accounts along with managing the channels growth for Asian markets. Since 2008, Sridhar has been based in Singapore managing the subsidiary operations. Into 2020, Mr. Sunkad has led the EON Singapore operations with a successful track record of providing leadership and vision over the last 12 years. He is responsible for overseeing EON’s APAC markets along with R & D charter at Singapore office.

Regional Director - India

Shiva Prasad

Shiva Prasad completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Information Science & Technology from Bangalore, India.

After working for close to 5 years with a portfolio management company on Systems Development, joined a Banking Software Company and has been involved in Development, Implementation & Support. Spent more than 7 years in Africa and 2 years in Bangladesh implementing Banking Software at 12 different Banks & Credit Unions along with managing local support centers and handling various other projects. As Relationship Manager for Africa, was involved in handling day to day operations with customers across the region. During Oracle takeover, formed the central PMO and implemented Business Process and then moved handle Operations and was responsible for managing Resources, including Demand fulfillment & Supply management and strategic decisions / recruitments for Services Line of Business.

Been part of AUGVER Digital Solutions, the Indian Subsidiary of EON Reality, since 2019, managing India Team and responsible for ensuring quality contents are created as per curriculum and also handling License Management, Product Support and Analytics to EON Management to take necessary actions & help in decision making.

With over 26 years of industry experience, Shiva Prasad, who specializes in Operations & Resource Management, Project & People Management, is a great believer of teamwork & a strong follower of Arbinger solutions.

Advisory Board

These guys are serious wizards

Creative Executive, Immersive Entertainment

John Gaeta

John Gaeta is an inventor, innovator and an Academy Award-winning designer. He is best known for his work on the original Matrix trilogy where he explored first of kind media formats such as Bullet Time, Virtual Cinematography and Volumetric Capture. These approaches foreshadowed today’s “XR” (Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality, Holo Cinema) platforms.

John Christopher Gaeta was born in New York and as a child lived in eastern Long Island.

He graduated from New York University (Tisch) and for a time lived in NYC. where he worked for the Saturday Night Live film unit. It was during this time that he was first introduced to multi media arts, animation, holography and culture.

From 1994-1998 he worked as a camera assistant for The Trumbull Company whose founder designed the visual approach to 2001, Blade Runner as well as invented new formats including Showscan and Immersive Simulation Rides.

From 1998-2008, he was a principal creative collaborator with the Wachowski siblings on multiple cross platform projects including the Matrix Trilogy, Speed Racer and others.

From 2009-2012, he formed a stealth development company, Float Hybrid, that exclusively worked with Microsoft (“Analog”) which incubated the Kinect and the Hololens initiatives. This period of time involved extensive creative research into the boundaries of human interface (sensory) as well as pioneered “interactive holograms”.

In 2012 he joined Lucasfilm at the onset of Disney's acquisition. His charter was to work on “disruption” and was directly linked to the new Star Wars conceptual “visualist” group, the story group, the advanced real time graphics development group, ilm research and Disney Imagineering.

In 2015 John co-founded Lucasfilm’s Immersive Entertainment division: ILMxLAB and established its mission to “Develop, Produce and Release premium, story based Immersive Entertainment Experiences for Star Wars and other imaginative universes”. During his tenure there he served as its overall Executive Creative Director, focusing on original and experiential content across multi platforms. xLAb collaborated with groups and external companies such as Google, Apple, Facebook/Oculus, Epic Games, Disney Imagineering and Research, others.

In October 2017, he joined Magic Leap as SVP Creative Strategy to develop roadmaps and northstar initiatives (future platform, future form of content). Of primary note was his origination and establishment of the Magicverse. As well, he established an “imagineering for immersive” research group that created advanced proof and prototypes covering areas such as spatial computing for smart cities, xr co presence/telepresence, mixed reality cinema realism.

Today, 2020, he provides strategic advisory for some of the most progressive XR platform companies in the world.

Rikard Steiber

Currently running US operations for Autonomous Electric Transport company Einride. Former President of Viveport and SVP of Virtual Reality at HTC, built Viveport which is the world’s first and only “Netflix of VR” subscription service live in +60 markets for VIVE, Oculus, Windows and Wave VR devices. Before joining HTC, Rikard successfully built up several international businesses in Video on Demand, YouTube MCNs and eSports, as the CEO for MTGx and Chief Digital Officer at Modern Times Group. At Google, he was Global Marketing Director of Ads, Mobile and Social Advertising and prior to this ran marketing for all Google’s products in Europe. He co-founded Scandinavia Online (AOL of Nordics) and built Xlent Strategy Consulting. Rikard is the Founder of Europe's largest Women in Tech event and community. He is a future Astronaut with Virgin Galactic. Rikard has MSc from SDA Bocconi (Italy) and BSc from Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden).
Rector of UBT

Prof.dr. Edmond Hajrizi

Prof.dr. Edmond Hajrizi is the founder and rector of the private institution of higher education, UBT, which is a reflection of his experience and expertise gathered during the studies and work in many universities and international institutions. He graduated in engineering in University of Prishtina, and after two years became a master of Advanced Automotive Technology in the same university. During the same year, he enrolled for his doctoral studies in the University of Vienna in Systems Mangament parallelly with his studies in Information Technology. He finished his postdoctoral studies in England, City University of London.

He is a certified manager of quality from TUEV Austria, the first accredited expert for the certification project in 4 levels from the International Authority for Project Management.

Hajrizi is an accredited examiner and trainer for Quality Management under the umbrella of European Organization for Quality Austria, the main expert for EFQM model accredited from ILEP foundation.

Rector Hajrizi came back from Vienna to make his dream come true. His dream was to establish an institution that brings in Kosova the most technological innovations and developments, which are up to date with the most developed countries, becoming the first address for higher education studies in Kosova and region.

In 2001, Hajrizi founded the insitution IEME bringing a different approach in researches, university studies, professional trainings and international conferences. 2003 was the year when UBT got licensed, fiercely entering the field of univerisity studies.

The establishment of UBT marks a new chapter in the development of higher education in Kosova, being up to date and showing a whole new level of education like never before.

From 29, the number of students in the first generation, to 10,000, the number of students that left their future in the hands of UBT- This is a prof of the success of UBT and professionalism of Hajrizi which made many people strongly believe in this insitution. Today, 90% of those students are active in the job market and hundreds of other people are employed thorughout a year, representing the greatest reward for them.

Today, UBT is a synonym of an institution that offers developed programs, comparable to those in Europe and USA. It is the place that offers studies in all the fields, for profiles that are required most in the job market, the place that represents the main address of state institutions in requiring expertise and professional support.

UBT hosts thousands of world-wide known personalities who visit Kosova. It is the biggest support to the countries’ highest instances that work for increasing the quality and improving the life in Kosova. Thanks to professor Hajrizi lobbying in many countries, Kosova is a strong voice and member in many international institutions, something that politics can never do.

UBT is a source of employment with more than 500 people working as an academic and administrative staff, all of which are qualified and educated in UBT and other prestigious international institutions. UBT is the most serious academic institution in organizing international and scientific conferences. What is more, it has made it possible for many students to register and complete doctoral studies in the most popular international univerisities.

Due to the high influence of Hajrizi, UBT cooperates with 240 universities from all over the world. UBT is the first address to be considered for all of those who want to be the best, whereas prof.dr. Edmond Hajrizi is the man who sacrificed himself and what Austria offered to him to come back in Kosova and to offer the same opportunity to its students. He did this by coming here and bringing in UBT and Kosova his european knowledge.

20 Years in AR / VR

EON Reality is the world leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality academic and industry training solutions. We believe that knowledge is a human right and should be available, accessible, and affordable for every human on the planet.

To carry this out, we have spent the last 20 years developing the de-facto standard for AR/VR education and industry solutions that support devices from mobile phones to head-mounted displays to large-scale screens and facilities. With more than 20 locations worldwide, EON Reality has created the largest AR/VR training library with over 8,000 applications and 40 million users around the world.

As the culmination of years of work with Fortune 1000 companies, global enterprises, and world-class academic facilities, EON Reality’s EON-XR Platform serves as the primary product and content delivery vehicle for the Irvine-based company. Founded around the principles of “Learn, Train, Perform,” EON-XR contains the backend support and architecture that large organizations need to quickly and efficiently build, deploy, and scale AR and VR applications to supplement their current training and productivity efforts. With AR, VR, and mobile functionalities, EON-XR functions across all major devices and operating systems.

Recent Happenings

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November 24, 2020

EON Reality Announces Academic Fellowship Program for XR-Enabled Educators and Researchers

The fellowship is designed to recognize and provide aid to academic instructors using EON-XR. EON Reality, the global leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality-based knowledge and skills transfer for industry…
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November 19, 2020

EON Reality and UMKC Partner to Establish Augmented and Virtual Reality Center in Kansas City

The partnership will establish an Interactive Digital Center at the School of Computing and Engineering as a resource for students and local entrepreneurs. EON Reality, the world leader in augmented…
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November 9, 2020

EON Reality Founder to Speak at Asian Leadership Conference 2020

EON Reality founder Dan Lejerskar has been invited to speak at the Asian Leadership Conference again this year, an honor he's happy to fulfill on November 11. As per usual,…

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