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Kognitiv Spark is a tech company and Microsoft MRPP gold partner recognized for its competency in the secure, reliable, and network agnostic applications of Mixed Reality for remote support.
Its flagship product, Remote Spark, is an industrial-grade platform that allows a remote worker to establish a low-bandwidth, secure audio-video call with a subject matter expert when they need help solving a complex problem.
The expert, who can be located anywhere in the world, can then see what the remote worker sees and use holographic assets to support the task, all the while keeping the user heads-up and hands-free. RemoteSpark can facilitate the transfer of photos, files (PDFs, Microsoft Office documents), and multi-step animated holograms.
IoT data can be tied to holographic assets and represented to remote workers for increased situational awareness. AI can be leveraged for the delivery of task-relevant assets.
Ryan Groom is Kognitiv Spark's Co-Founder and CTO. An accomplished software developer and author, Ryan achieved his first published software application in 1992. Two software books co-authored by Ryan were published in 1997 and 1998, followed by a Security Publication for Microsoft in 2004. Ryan was the Security Business Guide for About.com, a New York Times web property from 2006 to 2008.
With his experience and expertise in networking, software development, and security, Ryan formed the company CyberSecure in 2002. CyberSecure became Microsoft Canada's first Gold Security Partner and won the 2004 Microsoft Canada Impact Award for Excellence in Security Solutions for the work done with the Toronto Police Department.
The company was wholly acquired on September 1st, 2004. Shortly after the acquisition of CyberSecure, Ryan joined VE Networks as Chief Engineer and later became the Chief Technology Officer, which resulted in a successful patent filing.
Ryan has consulted for some of the biggest IT companies, including IBM, Microsoft, Cisco, and Bell Canada. In his spare time between holographic computing, Ryan films for his TV show Trekkit and helps out with the local Scouts Canada troop.