Paul Duffy, President, NexTech AR Solutions
Paul’s lifelong mission is to create humanizing technology.
As an award-winning serial entrepreneur and innovator with 27 years of experience successfully starting, expanding, and diversifying technology companies Paul is a recognized leader in the domains of Mixed Reality technologies, Holographic technologies and Artificial Intelligence. Paul holds multiple patents for Augmented Reality and Holographic Telepresence.
In 1992 Paul co-founded Corporate Communications Interactive (CCI) in Toronto, Canada. Over a 17-year period Paul grew CCI to one of the largest online learning and interactive communication companies in North America with offices in Toronto, Tampa and Kansas City. CCI pioneered and sold several technology ‘firsts’ in digital media to many of the world’s largest organizations including AT&T, American Eagle, FedEx, GE, Honeywell, IBM, Manulife Financial, Microsoft, Pearson Education, RBC, and Thomson Corporation as well as numerous mid-size corporations, governments, and not-for-profits. CCI also created and marketed the eSchool Essentials™ suite of desktop training products, successfully selling licenses worldwide through global distribution and corporate resellers.
In 2012, Paul began developing a scalable, repeatable and transportable holographic display technology for live, multi-point interactive communications. In 2014 Paul co-founded ARHT Media Inc., with Rene Bharti and legendary artist Paul Anka. Made possible through Duffy’s patented Holographic Telepresence, such luminaries as Professor Stephen Hawking, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Tony Robbins, Deepak Chopra, Gary Vaynerchuk, Larry King and many other notable personalities have disrupted time and geography to appear as live holograms around the world to thousands of people.
In 2018, Paul joined NexTech AR Solutions Corp., as President where he leads the team on an ambitious journey to play a significant role in the global adoption of Augmented Reality – which Paul believes will become the next new mass medium.
Paul resides in Toronto, Canada with his wife and two sons. He holds a Bachelor of Science, Computer Science from Ryerson University where he was recently recognized for his achievements as one of the “25 Alumni Profiles” from the 70 the year history of Ryerson. Paul is a former member of the Board of Governors for the Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences.