Tech Giants Unite to Launch The Global Real-Time Industry Professional Organization


Building on RealTime Conference’s success, RTC is proud to announce the creation of the RealTime Society.

RealTime Society is a member-driven and collaborative problem-solving organization addressing topics such as Architecture, Digital Fashion, Interoperability / Real-Time Remote Collaboration / Real-Time Standards, Interactive Storytelling, Virtual Production, Training & Education, Equity / Diversity / Inclusion, and more.

RealTime Society brings together industry-leading companies and individuals on the forefront of real-time technology development and applications across industries.

Founding Members

Corporate Members

Cooperation Partners


The mission of RealTime Society is to serve and strengthen the global real-time community. RealTime Society provides a neutral forum for in-depth exploration, sharing and learning, bringing together the innovators and implementers of real-time technologies who are changing the way we work, remotely and collaboratively.

Community Engagement

Bringing together leaders, engineers, practitioners, innovators, creators, decision makers, and financial experts to work together and inspire each other.

Facilitate Cross-Pollination

Connecting communities, knowledgable experts, industries and market sectors that are too often siloed.

Identify and Solve Problems

Identify problems, define expected outcomes, and facilitate collaboration of experts to solve these problems.

Inspire & Support

Create a space for socialization between peers, support and strengthen members’ real-time work, and inspire RealTime Society members through shared perspectives from different industries.

Previsualize the Future

Encourage advancements in products, services, and uses of real-time technologies that anticipate evolutions, previsualize and forge the future.

Boost Visibility and Recognition

Provide visibility to stakeholders, at all levels, recognize advancements, and honor achievements in real-time through awards and events.


RealTime Society is a collaborative problem-solving organization.

How can we solve these problems together?
By asking the questions that generate the research and engagement that produces solutions for the real-time community.

RTC Society seeks to enable these outcomes by:
– Creating SIGs that are supported by member companies
– The support of the RTC team for administration and oversight
– Management of public facing activities under the RTC banner
– Distribution of data amongst member companies


Immediate actions will bring immediate value to the RealTime Community. Here is the list of our first Special Interest Groups.

Architecture, Engineering, Construction & Operations

SIG Leaders
Mateusz Gawad – Senior Associate, Visualization Regional Director – HOK
Reeti Gupta – Director of Practice Technology – HKS
Kerenza Harris – Associate Principal – Morphosis | Faculty – SCI-Arc
Austin Reed – Associate Vice President, Director Creative Media Studio – HNTB

AI in Visual Arts

SIG Leader
Andrew Schmied – Chief Operating Officer – M2 Insights

Use of Real-Time tools in Animation Production

SIG Leader
Doug CooperCTO – Spire Animation Studios
Adam Maier Creative Producer – Reel FX



SIG Leader
Christopher Hebert – Senior Director, Marketing – SideFX
Jan Pflueger – Founder and Advisor – advisXR

Digital Fashion

SIG Leaders
Ashley Crowder co-Founder/CEO – VNTANA

Matthew Drinkwater – Head of Innovation Agency – London College of Fashion


Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

SIG Leaders
Carolyn Pitt Founder & CEO –
Philipp Wolf Executive-in-Charge, Corporate Strategy – DNEG

Interactive Storytelling

SIG Leaders
Rachid El Guerrab – Founder and CEO – Stealth Startup | Ex-Director of Engineering – Google
Jan Pinkava – Director of Animationsinstitut Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

Interoperability /
RealTime Standards

SIG Leaders
Alina Kadlubsky – Managing Director of Open AR Cloud Europe
Guido Quaroni – Senior Director of Engineering – Adobe 3D&I

Neil Trevett – President – Khronos

Optimization, Quality Control,
Automation, Workflows

SIG Leaders
Alex Porter – CEO – MOD Tech Labs
Tim Porter – CTO – MOD Tech Labs

Remote Collaboration

SIG Leaders
Barbara Marshall
– Industry Strategy & Marketing, Media & Entertainment – HP

Rick Champagne – Industry Strategy & Marketing, Media & Entertainment – Nvidia

Training & Education

SIG Leaders
Joann Denning – Department Chair: Digital Media and Film Television at Diablo Valley College
Christine Marsh – Program Manager for AR/VR Projects, DoIT/ Adjunct Professor of Visual Communication & Digital Media Arts at Bowie State University

Virtual Production

SIG Leaders
Paolo Tamburrino – Executive Producer – Virtual Production & Visual Effects

Philipp Wolf – Executive-in-Charge, Corporate Strategy – DNEG