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Alan has more than 20 years of industry experience, having held business, management, and technical positions at both Fortune 500 companies and small startups. Most recently, Alan was responsible for Gear VR content partnership at Samsung Electronics America. Alan was instrumental in procuring 360 immersive content from the likes of Dreamworks, Vevo, and M-Go towards the successful launch of Gear VR at the 2014 IFA in Berlin. A firm believer in mobile VR/AR, Alan has been actively building the content ecosystem for Samsung, working closely with major studios as well as 3rd party game and experience developers. Prior to VR, Alan was managing video content partnership for Samsung Mobile and Visual Display device platforms.
Alan’s entrepreneurial background spans across several startups. In 2004, Alan cofounded Brilliant Telecom with four partners, and helped raise $18 million on its serial B and C rounds. After the company was sold to Juniper Networks, Alan joined Netflix, and was in charge of its device and silicon partnership. During his tenure at Netflix, Alan’s team managed to get the Netflix steaming engine embedded in almost all the smart TVs and Blu-Ray players in North America, resulting in millions of happy customers.
Alan holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Texas-Austin, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Tech University, both in Electrical Engineering.