Play games. Send e-mail. Map a route. Text a friend. View and share photos and videos. Whatever you do on your mobile, do it in a new dimension with RYZ, the world’s first personal hologram platform.

It’s your digital life.
Brought to life in deep, immersive 3D.

Everything you imagine a hologram to be.
And more.

RYZ, doesn’t rely on headsets or special glasses. Flip open the breakthrough volumetric display, and you’re in a true 3D hologram environment from the start. It’s a merger of physics and technology that would make Star Wars proud.

Meet IKIN. The company behind RYZ.

About IKIN

Inventing the future is what we do.

IKIN is designed to fast forward the process by which the next generation of breakthrough digital advances are created and brought to market. Inspired by the history and innovation of such legendary idea factories as Bell Labs and Xerox PARC, our small, tightly interwoven teams work in collaboration to explore how technology can further human connectivity, engagement and enjoyment. This is where we currently stand.

Multiple Industry Applications and Solutions

Immersive Environments and Experiences

Technology for Mass Consumer Adoption

Holographic Technology for Multiple Devices

The IKIN Mission

Humanity is at the heart of it all.

IKIN exists to continuously study, develop and drive the ability of technology and interactivity to enhance the human experience. The extraordinary concepts that result are then internally tested and realized in a rapid-fire process that allows us to take an idea from initial prototype to final form and launch faster than corporations many times our size.

Collaboration is at the heart of who we are and everything we do. Interested partners are welcome to contact us for an open conversation. If your ethics and expertise match our own, get in touch to learn how you can join our team.

The people behind the mission.

Taylor Griffith, Founder/CTO

Taylor is inspired to invent products that improve the human experience and how we interact with technology. As the leading pioneer of experiential technology’s NuRealism movement, Taylor has initiated and facilitated the R&D of an extensive list of technologies that until now never existed. He was also involved in development of the holographic technology that shook the world when Michael Jackson and Tupac Shakur came back to life.

Taylor’s diverse scientific skillset and passion for progress is the fuel that drives IKIN innovation. He has invested 15 years creating new technologies for mass market application. His unquenchable thirst for knowledge is evidenced in a diverse educational background that includes biochemical engineering, organic chemistry, holographic technology, electronics engineering and AI software analysis.

Joe Ward, CEO/President

Joe Ward is an accomplished, self-directed Executive with an uninterrupted record of success in developing and leading high performance organizations. Proficient in Corporate strategy with a focus on creating winning cultures and driving both top and bottom-line results. With a reputation as a forward thinker, Joe has been on the front edge of numerous technologies such as VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), SaaS (Software as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service) and is now positioning IKIN as the first company to bring Holographic technology and applications to the personal use market. As an executive, Joe has assisted in the growth and ultimate sale of multiple public companies resulting in significant increase in shareholder value.

Joe currently resides in Austin, Tx, with his wife Sandie and has 3 sons. He attended the University of Georgia School of Business and is a big Georgia Bulldog fan. Go Dawgs !!!!!

Doug Garnhart, CFO

Doug is a senior finance executive with over 15 years of leadership experience, piloting executive teams at start-ups, mid-size and large corporations. He has had successful collaborations with CEOs, investors, boards of directors, cross-functional organizations and operating units.

Doug’s efforts have helped to redefine products, revenue opportunities and cost structure, with a focus on GAAP/IFRS and Sox compliance. More recently, Doug has been a catalyst for growth via CFO positions at SYSPRO ERP and INOVx Solutions, and is the founder of P2C Predictive Analytics.

Al Loaiza, EVP Operations

Al has led organizations in the delivery of complex technology solutions to global enterprise customers. His 30 years of experience includes management of cross-functional teams in operations, sales and sales operations, finance and P&L management. His responsibilities have included systems, processes, support, manufacturing operations, quality control and supply chain management.

Before IKIN, Al was SVP of Operations at Vertical Technologies, a provider of cloud and hybrid communications platforms and applications, and VP/Americas Client Services Delivery for Mitel, overseeing an operations team of 550 employees generating revenues in excess of $250 million for the corporation’s largest division.

Cody Oakland, EVP Distribution

Cody has led operational teams for business categories ranging from development software, data algorithm and applications to biochemical sales and distribution development. His focus is on foundational stability and long-term product/service viability.

Prior to IKIN, Cody was Head of Product Development and Testing for BP4 Handlebars and Head of Ergogenic Product Development for Body Science. He is also well-versed in all aspects of digital marketing, including community-building, social media and search, having directed the online platform for 2media earlier in his career.

Joel Fashingbauer, Chief Development Officer

Joel has over 20 years experience in product development and technology, including 12 in mobile gaming. He has led development teams at LeapFrog Toys, Electronic Arts, Activision and Atar, and has been credited on more than 100 products, including some of the industry’s top games.

Joel was also SVP, head of product at AdColony, the industry’s top mobile advertising platform, which was sold to Opera Mediaworks for $350M. Joel has also founded incubators and tech funds, and spent the last 5 years focused on helping start-up companies become successful.

Glenn Sagon, Board Member

For over 30 years, Glenn has helped brands connect more effectively to their audiences. As a brand strategist, he develops ideas and strategies that shine a spotlight on a clients’ ability to reach out and motivate customers through Emotion Marketing. Among the major brands he has shaped and influenced are Microsoft, Nike, Cablevision, Sony, Ford, Nestlé, Pininfarina and Graphisoft.

As a Creative Director, Glenn has spent years crafting innovative experiences for ad agencies like FCB, Dailey & Associates and McCann Erickson. He has also developed over 400 notable global motion picture marketing campaigns for major studios such as Columbia, Paramount, Fox and Universal.

Taylor Griffith

Founder/CTO

Taylor Griffith, Founder/CTO

Taylor is inspired to invent products that improve the human experience and how we interact with technology. As the leading pioneer of experiential technology’s NuRealism movement, Taylor has initiated and facilitated the R&D of an extensive list of technologies that until now never existed. He was also involved in development of the holographic technology that shook the world when Michael Jackson and Tupac Shakur came back to life.

Taylor’s diverse scientific skillset and passion for progress is the fuel that drives IKIN innovation. He has invested 15 years creating new technologies for mass market application. His unquenchable thirst for knowledge is evidenced in a diverse educational background that includes biochemical engineering, organic chemistry, holographic technology, electronics engineering and AI software analysis.

Joe Ward

CEO/President

Joe Ward, CEO/President

Joe Ward is an accomplished, self-directed Executive with an uninterrupted record of success in developing and leading high performance organizations. Proficient in Corporate strategy with a focus on creating winning cultures and driving both top and bottom-line results. With a reputation as a forward thinker, Joe has been on the front edge of numerous technologies such as VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), SaaS (Software as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service) and is now positioning IKIN as the first company to bring Holographic technology and applications to the personal use market. As an executive, Joe has assisted in the growth and ultimate sale of multiple public companies resulting in significant increase in shareholder value.

Joe currently resides in Austin, Tx, with his wife Sandie and has 3 sons. He attended the University of Georgia School of Business and is a big Georgia Bulldog fan. Go Dawgs !!!!!

Doug Garnhart

CFO

Doug Garnhart, CFO

Doug is a senior finance executive with over 15 years of leadership experience, piloting executive teams at start-ups, mid-size and large corporations. He has had successful collaborations with CEOs, investors, boards of directors, cross-functional organizations and operating units.

Doug’s efforts have helped to redefine products, revenue opportunities and cost structure, with a focus on GAAP/IFRS and Sox compliance. More recently, Doug has been a catalyst for growth via CFO positions at SYSPRO ERP and INOVx Solutions, and is the founder of P2C Predictive Analytics.

Al Loaiza

EVP Operations

Al Loaiza, EVP Operations

Al has led organizations in the delivery of complex technology solutions to global enterprise customers. His 30 years of experience includes management of cross-functional teams in operations, sales and sales operations, finance and P&L management. His responsibilities have included systems, processes, support, manufacturing operations, quality control and supply chain management.

Before IKIN, Al was SVP of Operations at Vertical Technologies, a provider of cloud and hybrid communications platforms and applications, and VP/Americas Client Services Delivery for Mitel, overseeing an operations team of 550 employees generating revenues in excess of $250 million for the corporation’s largest division.

Cody Oakland

EVP Distribution

Cody Oakland, EVP Distribution

Cody has led operational teams for business categories ranging from development software, data algorithm and applications to biochemical sales and distribution development. His focus is on foundational stability and long-term product/service viability.

Prior to IKIN, Cody was Head of Product Development and Testing for BP4 Handlebars and Head of Ergogenic Product Development for Body Science. He is also well-versed in all aspects of digital marketing, including community-building, social media and search, having directed the online platform for 2media earlier in his career.

Joel Fashingbauer

Chief Development Officer

Joel Fashingbauer, Chief Development Officer

Joel has over 20 years experience in product development and technology, including 12 in mobile gaming. He has led development teams at LeapFrog Toys, Electronic Arts, Activision and Atar, and has been credited on more than 100 products, including some of the industry’s top games.

Joel was also SVP, head of product at AdColony, the industry’s top mobile advertising platform, which was sold to Opera Mediaworks for $350M. Joel has also founded incubators and tech funds, and spent the last 5 years focused on helping start-up companies become successful.

Glenn Sagon

Board Member

Glenn Sagon, Board Member

For over 30 years, Glenn has helped brands connect more effectively to their audiences. As a brand strategist, he develops ideas and strategies that shine a spotlight on a clients’ ability to reach out and motivate customers through Emotion Marketing. Among the major brands he has shaped and influenced are Microsoft, Nike, Cablevision, Sony, Ford, Nestlé, Pininfarina and Graphisoft.

As a Creative Director, Glenn has spent years crafting innovative experiences for ad agencies like FCB, Dailey & Associates and McCann Erickson. He has also developed over 400 notable global motion picture marketing campaigns for major studios such as Columbia, Paramount, Fox and Universal.

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