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Erik Murphy-Chutorian

8th Wall

Erik is the founder and CEO of 8th Wall, an award-winning platform for building interactive web-based augmented reality (AR) experiences that run on all mobile devices. 8th Wall has powered AR activations for brands across industry verticals including retail, food and beverage, travel and tourism, automotive, fashion, sports and entertainment. Notable customers of the platform include Sony Pictures, Miller Lite, British Gas, Heineken, Swiss Airlines, Toyota, EVA Air, Porsche, Red Bull, Time Magazine, Adidas, COACH and LEGO.

Erik has deep expertise in computer vision, imaging infrastructure, data analysis and full-stack/mobile product development. Prior to founding 8th Wall, he worked at both Facebook and Google as an engineering manager and senior staff software engineer respectively, leading the initiatives behind a number of key projects on Facebook Messenger, Google Images and Google Photos. Erik holds a PhD in computer vision from the University of California, San Diego and a BA in Engineering Physics from Dartmouth College.