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John Acunto

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Infinite Reality

John Acunto is a globally respected creative visionary and has worked at the highest levels with the world's leading technology companies: IBM, Apple, eBay, Amazon, Facebook, and many others. He is the Co-founder and CEO of Infinite Reality, Inc., the Metaverse Innovation and Entertainment Company born from the dynamic merger of social e-commerce platform Display Social, leading entertainment studio Thunder Studios, and Metaverse technology company Infinite Metaverse. More recently, John led the $470 million acquisition of ReKTGlobal and established a strategic partnership with the University of Luxembourg to launch a global Metaverse hub as the centerpiece of iR’s European expansion.

Infinite Reality provides world-class tools and services that enable companies, brands, and artists to develop fully realized open Metaverse experiences that empower human creativity, foster deep personal connections, and create maximum value between brands and customers. Infinite Reality supports and empowers creators, innovators, and brands with tools that will foster a new era of digital transparency, online authenticity, genuine connection, and commercial opportunity.

John was the 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, and 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