Founder / Exec Chairman
Microsoft Global RD & MVP-Emerging Experiences
InterKnowlogy, Actus, VSBLTY
Tim Huckaby is an industry luminary focused on Emerging User Experiences, User Interaction Design and the Natural User Interface (NUI).
Mr. Huckaby has over 35 years of technology experience including serving on a server product team as a development lead on an architecture team at Microsoft. Mr. Huckaby worked on some famous and not so famous Microsoft Server products in the late nineties. Mr. Huckaby is a Microsoft Global RD, a Microsoft MVP and serves on many councils and boards like the Microsoft Application Development Partner Advisory Council.
Mr. Huckaby has been awarded many times for the highest rated technical & industry presentations and keynotes for Microsoft and many other vertical & technology conferences like CES and events all around the world. Mr. Huckaby is consistently rated in the top 10% of all speakers at these events. Having worked for or with Microsoft for over 25 years, Mr. Huckaby has been on stage with, and done numerous keynote demos for many Microsoft executives including Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer.
Mr. Huckaby has been published thousands of times including authoring 3 books and hundreds of magazine articles. Mr. Huckaby works directly with the Technology Press on messaging and industry comprehension.
Mr. Huckaby’s expertise encompasses Emerging Experiences as Touch, Gesture, Voice Recognition, AR&VR, Holographic, Neural, Demographic, Emotional, & Facial Recognition and other futuristic interfaces as applied by a number of compelling software technologies on many hardware platforms on a broad spectrum of devices.
Mr. Huckaby was deemed a “Pioneer of the Smart Client Revolution” by the press. Mr. Huckaby’s uncanny prediction of locally installed, native application dominance (ie: Apps) in spite of a web application popularity became true. This prediction of “The Smart Client Revolution” was the predecessor to the app store phenomena we see today where applications are downloaded from an application store and installed natively on the device as contrasted to using web applications in a browser.
In 1999 Mr. Huckaby founded InterKnowlogy, a custom application development firm; a think tank of makers who create for all digital surfaces. IK continues to flourish close to twenty years later.
In 2011 Mr. Huckaby founded Actus Interactive Software, which licenses a suite of Interactive Digital Signage products.
In 2015 Mr. Huckaby founded VSBLTY, which provides a refrigerator/freezer solution for grocery stores, C-Stores and others that features doors, which are transparent HD capable touch screens. Among many features, the solution produces content based on a demographic profile or facial recognition and gathers the analytics of the consumers that walk into its range. The security version of this Digital Signage product can do facial recognition with over 90% accuracy, scaling to 250 million in the database, with 3 ms response times.
Both Actus and VSBLTY were created as a product company compliments to InterKnowlogy. Mr. Huckaby is a founder of all three companies and serves each of them as Executive Chairman.