Tony Parisi is a metaverse and virtual reality pioneer, serial entrepreneur and angel investor. He is the co-creator of 3D graphics standards, including VRML, X3D and glTF, the new file format standard for 3D web and mobile applications. Tony is the author of O’Reilly Media’s books on Virtual Reality and WebGL: Learning Virtual Reality (2015), Programming 3D Applications in HTML5 and WebGL (2014), and WebGL Up and Running (2012).
Tony has become one of the leading spokespeople for the immersive industry, speaking on industry trends and technology innovations in virtual and augmented reality at numerous industry conferences. He was recently named in Next Reality’s 30 People to Watch in Augmented Reality in 2020.
Tony is currently Head of XR Ads and E-Commerce at Unity, where he oversees strategy and product for the company’s real-time 3D brand advertising and commerce solutions.