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Gregg Katano

CEO / Founder

Cosmos Collab

Gregg Katano is a 30+ year entertainment, media, and tech entrepreneur, international speaker, and educator.

Currently, Katano is founder and CEO of Cosmos Collab, an agency that represents many of today’s leading technology catalysts and technology companies, helps to demystify the latest emerging tech, and creates innovative solutions to help companies across all industries navigate the future.

Katano is also partner at Hologate, which creates the world’s most successful immersive media platforms for location-based virtual reality (20,000,000+ players to-date across 44 countries worldwide); chair of ‘Events’ for the Emerging Media Programming peer group of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (‘TV Academy’); co-vice chair of the Producers Guild of America ‘New Media Council’; and advisory member, SXSW ‘Accelerator’ and the Cal State University Entertainment Alliance (CSUEA).

Prior to XR (VR, AR, Metaverse), Katano was an owner/executive producer of a visual effects studio and one of the earliest adopters and producers of stereoscopic 3D in the early 2000s. He was executive producer of Red Bull Media House’s first 3D production, ‘Rampage 3D’; senior stereoscopic producer on XGames 3D: The Movie; producer of the world’s very first high-definition 3D television broadcast (NBC’s Medium, 13.4m viewership); and creative advisor on live 3D events: Academy Awards: Red Carpet Experience, Lollapalooza, Foo Fighters, Austin City Limits, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dave Matthews, and many others.

Katano’s speaking engagements include: National Association of Broadcasters (NAB); SXSW; Consumer Electronic Show (CES); IBC Show; International Assocition of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA); Themed Entertainment Association (TEA): SATE, Mobile World Congress; SIGGRAPH, Urban Land Institute/EDC; Game Developers Conference (GDC); Augmented World Expo (AWE); San Diego Comic-Con; Immerse Global Summit/VRARA (Portugal, Miami); SplitX Summit – Croatia; and Dubai Game Conference.

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