We’re thrilled to announce today that AR-industry veteran Nima Shams has joined the company as Vice President of Product Engineering and Management. Nima will lead the product ideation and development of our next-generation optics for AR devices.
Nima brings more than a decade of wearable device experience and has overseen the shipment of thousands of XR (AR/VR/MR) glasses. He is widely recognized as a thought leader in the ambient and augmented reality circles with over 20 patents to his name and is cited in over 200 publications. He’s a creative thinker and passionate leader in ambient computing and augmented reality development, with a unique balance of marketing, technical and commercialization skills.
Nima comes to us from RealWear, where he was the Head of Advance Product Development and Chief Engineer leading technical teams including EE, ME, Software and User Experience.
Prior, he spent over 8 years at Osterhout Design Group (ODG) as Vice President of Headworn Products. At ODG, he designed and built over 16 different head-worn platforms, including some of the first Snapdragon-powered head-worn devices, and shipped thousands of units to both industrial and consumer verticals. He has also held leadership and technical positions at Movea, lnc., Dash Navigation, and Tyco Electronics.
Nima joined Digilens because believes — like us — that head-worn products will be the next evolution of the mobile computing platform. He feels strongly that DigiLens has built a formidable ecosystem of investors and manufacturers to be the front-runner in optics for the AR/VR/XR industry.
We welcome Nima to the team!
Chris Pickett, CEO