Mr. Charlie FinkBased in New York, NY, United States
Charlie Fink is an AR/VR consultant, speaker, and Forbes columnist. He is a former Disney, AOL and AG Interactive executive who famously came up with the idea for "The Lion King". In the 90s, Fink was EVP & COO of VR pioneer Virtual World Entertainment. He is the author of "Charlie Fink's Metaverse, An AR Enhanced Guide to VR & AR" and a professional speaker whose numerous appearances include CES, SXSW, and AWE.
In addition to his column in Forbes, Fink is the contributing editor of Virtual Reality Pop.
In addition to his work as head of story development for Disney Feature Animation during the second golden age of Disney animation (‘85-’92), Fink was SVP & CCO of AOL Studios (‘95-’99). His past experience also features successful exits from several startups, including eAgents, which sold to AG Interactive, where he then served as President for three years, and Charlie Company, an SEO/SEM affiliate marketer and consultancy that most notably created "The Other 98%" for client Moveon.org in 2009, which now has over 6 M followers on Facebook. Charlie Company was sold in a private transaction in 2014.
Charlie Fink is also a producer of live theater in NYC. He is the Producing Artistic Director of the New Musical Foundation, a non-profit that supports the development of new musicals and has won over 15 awards for its productions. From 2007-2017 Fink was Chairman of the Drama Desk Award-winning NY Musical Festival.
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Why AR Is White Hot, and VR is not. Yet. - Web, Mobile and Multimedia Technologies
AR devices are likely to hit an inflection point before VR because they are already being integrated into apps we use every day. In five years, “augmented reality” will sound...
How Augmented Reality Is Transforming Big Business Today
With a monocular display 1” from the dominant eye, workers no longer have to attention shift back and forth from plans or PCs to hand work. Learn how the world’s largest companies are...
Mankind's Augmented Future
Mobile computing is emerging as tool so powerful it is like the club, or the steam engine, or the Internet. Our devices are transforming humankind. How we work. How we mate. And relationships as...
The Metaverse is Here, But VR Needs Its AOL Moment
An extraordinary VR ecosystem has developed. There are an infinite number of things you can do there. The vast majority are free. There are good VR devices under $200. Where are the clamoring...
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