Jake Sally

Jake Sally (b. 1990, Denver/CO) is an XR industry-leading Emmy nominated producer, public speaker and champion of independent artists dedicated to building the pipeline, vernacular, and stories of the emerging VR/AR ecosystem for audiences worldwide. Jake oversees content development at RYOT, Verizon’s internal content innovation company, focused on creating content formats of the future, technical pipelines, and storytelling techniques as 5G networks begin to become widely available to consumers. Jake’s work with artists and technologists includes VR, AR, artificial intelligence, projection mapping, physical installations, 5G, and motion capture. His work has led to speaking opportunities both public and private for institutions including MIT, Johns Hopkins, USC, Mobile World Congress, SXSW, Emmy Television Academy Foundation, and the Sundance Institute's New Frontier Story Lab among others. His work has appeared at Super Bowl LII (2018) and is part of textbooks used at USC such as CRAFTING STORIES FOR VIRTUAL REALITY. His most notable project at the moment is a partnership with TIME MAGAZINE to digitally recreate the historical March on Washington complete with a photoreal Martin Luther King Jr. who delivers the iconic “I Have a Dream Speech” to guests as part of a large scale traveling virtual reality museum exhibition about the civil rights movement. He was also the creative producer for the United Nation's first use of projection mapping in the General Assembly as part of their Climate Action Summit held to galvanize world leaders to fight climate change like never before.