About

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. Born from 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.

18

Industry
Applications

12

TARGETED
PLATFORMS

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Current
Projects

100

Years Industry
Experience

Focus

Seeing is believing.

In 2020, IKIN will introduce Ryz, the world’s first true 3D hologram platform. Created in collaboration with the most famous names in hologram development, Ryz will enable vivid, immersive free-standing holograms to be generated from any mobile or desktop device. In full color. No glasses required.

A launch announcement and digital hub are coming soon. Join our update list to stay connected. Or contact us to join our growing developer community.

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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.

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Leadership

The people behind the mission.

Taylor Griffith, Founder and CTO

Taylor is solely 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 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’s invested 15 years in creating new technologies for mass market application. His unquenchable thirst for knowledge is evidenced in a diverse educational background which includes biochemical engineering, organic chemistry, holographic technology, electronics engineering and AI software analysis.

Joe Ward, CEO

Joe has an ongoing record of success developing and leading high-performance organizations. He steers corporate strategy with a focus on creating winning cultures and driving top and bottom line results. Joe has guided the successful growth and sale of multiple public companies resulting in significant increases in shareholder value. He has helped steer the expansion of new technologies such as VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), SaaS (Software as a Service) and PaaS (Platform as a Service).

Joe has held positions as SVP for Vertical Communications, VP of Global Channel Strategy for ShoreTel and held various executive roles for Mitel as Vice President US and SVP Managed Services. In his role at IKIN, he leads the team that will launch the first company to bring holographic technology and applications to the personal use market.

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, as CFO, been a catalyst for growth at SYSPRO ERP and INOVx Solutions and is founder of P2C Predictive Analytics.

Al Loaiza, EVP Operations

Al has led organizations in the delivery of complex technology solutions to global enterprise customers. Al’s 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 Atari. He has been credited on over 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 sold to Opera Mediaworks in 2014 for $350M. Joel founded an incubator and tech fund and has 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 has developed ideas and strategies that shine a spotlight on a clients’ ability to reach out and touch their customers through Emotion Marketing. He has created and shaped customer experiences that tap into the power of feelings, persuasion and influence for many brands including Microsoft, Nike, Cablevision, Sony, Ford, Nestlé, Agilent Technologies, 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 created over 400 notable global motion picture marketing campaigns for such iconic films including “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, “Schindler’s List”, “Home Alone” and “Ghostbusters” for Columbia, Paramount, 21st Century Fox and Universal Studios. From consumer package goods to technology and from banking to healthcare Glenn has infused the power of emotion into brands. Over the course of thousands of brand campaigns, he has proven that the most effective way to connect an audience to a brand is by developing experiences that connect emotions to the purchase decision process.

Glenn received his B.A. at California College of the Arts and co-founded his agency, Sagon-Phior. Today he continues to use Emotion Marketing and predictive analytics as a key persuasion strategy and tool for clients.

Taylor Griffith

Founder and CTO

Taylor Griffith, Founder and CTO

Taylor is solely 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 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’s invested 15 years in creating new technologies for mass market application. His unquenchable thirst for knowledge is evidenced in a diverse educational background which includes biochemical engineering, organic chemistry, holographic technology, electronics engineering and AI software analysis.

Joe Ward

CEO

Joe Ward, CEO

Joe has an ongoing record of success developing and leading high-performance organizations. He steers corporate strategy with a focus on creating winning cultures and driving top and bottom line results. Joe has guided the successful growth and sale of multiple public companies resulting in significant increases in shareholder value. He has helped steer the expansion of new technologies such as VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), SaaS (Software as a Service) and PaaS (Platform as a Service).

Joe has held positions as SVP for Vertical Communications, VP of Global Channel Strategy for ShoreTel and held various executive roles for Mitel as Vice President US and SVP Managed Services. In his role at IKIN, he leads the team that will launch the first company to bring holographic technology and applications to the personal use market.

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, as CFO, been a catalyst for growth at SYSPRO ERP and INOVx Solutions and is 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. Al’s 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 Atari. He has been credited on over 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 sold to Opera Mediaworks in 2014 for $350M. Joel founded an incubator and tech fund and has 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 has developed ideas and strategies that shine a spotlight on a clients’ ability to reach out and touch their customers through Emotion Marketing. He has created and shaped customer experiences that tap into the power of feelings, persuasion and influence for many brands including Microsoft, Nike, Cablevision, Sony, Ford, Nestlé, Agilent Technologies, 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 created over 400 notable global motion picture marketing campaigns for such iconic films including “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, “Schindler’s List”, “Home Alone” and “Ghostbusters” for Columbia, Paramount, 21st Century Fox and Universal Studios. From consumer package goods to technology and from banking to healthcare Glenn has infused the power of emotion into brands. Over the course of thousands of brand campaigns, he has proven that the most effective way to connect an audience to a brand is by developing experiences that connect emotions to the purchase decision process.

Glenn received his B.A. at California College of the Arts and co-founded his agency, Sagon-Phior. Today he continues to use Emotion Marketing and predictive analytics as a key persuasion strategy and tool for clients.

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