VP of AR/VR at Facebook
Facebook’s VP of AR/VR, Andrew Bosworth — or Boz, as most people know him — graduated from Harvard in 2004 before working as a developer on Microsoft Visio for almost two years. He joined former student Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook in January of 2006 where he created News Feed and many early anti-abuse systems, some of which are still in production. After working briefly on optimizing site speed and reliability, Andrew established and ran Facebook Bootcamp, a six-week programed designed to help grow the engineering team and maintain its culture. He then led the integration of the Messages and Chat products while improving stability, followed by tenures as the direct lead of the Groups, Messenger and Video Calling teams. At various times, he has been the engineering director overseeing Events, Places, Photos, Videos, Timeline, Privacy, Mobile Monetization and Feed Ads. Most recently, he served as the VP of Ads and Business Platform where he led engineering, product, research, analytics, and design. In 2017, he created Facebook’s AR/VR organization, where he drives all of Facebook’s efforts in augmented reality, virtual reality and consumer hardware across Oculus, Portal and Facebook Reality Labs.