Co-Founder & CEO, Infinite Reality
John Acunto is a globally respected creative visionary. He builds and develops innovative business and social platforms. John has worked at the highest levels with the world's largest technology companies: IBM, Apple, eBay, Amazon, Facebook, and many others. He is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Infinite Reality, Inc., the Metaverse Innovation and Entertainment Company born from the dynamic merger of social ecommerce platform Display Social , leading entertainment studio Thunder Studios , and Metaverse technology company Infinite Reality.
Infinite Reality, Inc. is a Metaverse Innovation and Entertainment Company and is the gateway to the metaverse and creator economy where consumers and creators engage in real time with digital content through interactive, first-person social experiences. Our mission is to support and empower creators, artists, innovators, brands, and companies with the tools and strategy required to build their components of the metaverse.
John was Founder and CEO of Play Gig-it, the premier social platform game development company and the world's largest interactive social music/gaming experience. John founded Play Gig-it in 2008 to incorporate his passion for gaming and music into a refined entertainment experience designed to connect like-minded people through a single platform. Play Gig-it and its sister platform Rock This were sold in October 2014.
Prior to Play Gig-it, John was CEO of Outernet, a fully automated 50,000 sq. ft. retail facility where guests could purchase and download a range of media via a digital platform. The Outernet was disruptive breakthrough technology in music distribution.
John’s career accomplishments include notable recognition as Inc. Magazine’s “Man to Watch” in 2001, three Addy Awards, a several technology achievement awards. He is a sought-after speaker on the Metaverse and the Creator Economy. John holds a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in Data Science from Harvard University.