Acrovirt was co-founded by Terry Kennedy and Michael Caldwell in 2013. In late 2013 and 2014 the idea for Human interactive digital doubles developed following discussions about emerging opportunities in entertainment, the virtual reality space and in the technology industry. Michael and Terry have developed a unique company with amazing product opportunities in the emerging Artificial Intelligence and digital marketplaces. Michael had started a number of high tech companies and has developed numerous technologies and patents while attracting a number of fortune 100 joint venture development partners and investors. Terry had been a successful executive producer of numerous family oriented films and TV projects and had recently retired from being president of a small family entertainment studio.
In 2014 and 2015 with the law firm of Sheppard Mullin, Acrovirt’s patents were initially filed and this allowed the companies patent prosecution process to start. The company has been consistently advancing the patent estate and business developments to reach its current status.
Through key business relationships a contractual relationship was formed with UCSD neuroscience group. The neuroscience group had a very successful track record of mappingand understanding the human mind. This initial Master Research and Development Agreement is with UCSD’s Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center and has now been expanded into a number of additional UCSD research groups. The continuing emergence of these research groups when completed will include the Wireless Communications Center at the Jacobs School of Engineering, the UCSD Physics department and off campus spin offs such as Qusp. Qusp has developed a new cloud based internet platform in the real time and commercial interactive neuro tech data marketplace. Additionally, the company has signed an engineering and purchase order contract for the commercialization of an exclusive proprietary bio-neuro micro sensor array chip. The extremely versatile sensor array will wirelessly retrieve numerous forms of bio and neuro data from the Acrovirt consumer. This bio-neuro sensor data is then integrated into the neuro, voice and visual digital human double to assist in the formation of the new digital person.
The company has offices in the Qualcomm Institute, a 200-million-dollar facility with numerous labs, including, engineering, virtual labs, and fabrication labs. This provides significant additional resources and contacts that have proved significantly valuable.
Lane Nichols, Chief Operating Officer/Products
Senior Product Management and Engineering Management leader with over 15 years experience in service platform software development, mobile network operator, and the US military.
Led $100M plus VoIP service product line deployed in US, China, LATAM, and South America.
Extensive experience building custom end user mobile devices, mobile applications, and big data generating platforms. Previously held roles as Sr. Director Product Management at Qualcomm Inc.
Terry Kennedy, President of Strategic Partnerships and Development /Co-Founder
Prior to founding Acrovirt Terry worked in the Entertainment industry for more than 20 years as an Executive producer for Family Oriented Programming for Film/Television Finance and Bundling.
He was the former President of Galaxy Entertainment Studios. Winning several awards for G-rated programming and Documentaries.
Terry earned his APTh from CFNI International Seminary and holds a BTh through from CFNI International Seminary.
J. Michael Caldwell, President of Tech Development/Co-Founder
Started his first high tech startup while attending the University of California at San Diego.
With assistance from Scripps Institute of Oceanographic Research Labs, Michael formed joint ventures with 3M and Dow Corning for new Nano films and Nano particle applications.
General Electric and numerous venture capital companies have invested in Michael’s companies and remain royalty recipients.
General Manager and Global Business Development positions in Mobile Application business, Augmented/Virtual Reality and VOIP services.
Extensive expertise in international markets, China, India, Japan, and SE Asia. Established manufacturing capabilities with contract manufactures in wearables and handsets manufacturing. Operational and finance background developing teams, strategic finance, acquisitions, pricing, and manufacturing finance. Previously held these roles as Vice President at Qualcomm Inc.
Abelardo Rodriguez, Vice President of Media & Internet Marketing
Former News Anchor and Producer at Univision/Entravision Despierta San Diego, a live broadcast TV show in Spanish, and is a producer, videographer, writer, photographer, muralist and designer with a line of Jewelry and 3D Art.
Graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Global Studies & Cultural Ideology from UC Santa Barbara. He has a background in arts, media & Technology.
Graham Heath, Executive Voice/Video Producer (EVP)
Has been working in the music and the entertainment industry as a performer and executive producer for over thirty years.
As an Executive Producer he has expansive experience in live, studio and video recording, both pre and post production. His career has taken him from recording in The Rolling Stones mobile studio and the BBC in the United Kingdom to working in the United States, Canada and Japan.