Sarat Kollimarla is a Jersey City based Product Designer, who works with emerging technologies such as Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and 360 Video.
As a student, Sarat was recognized for developing a first-of-its-kind 360 degree computer-generated space nebula experience at New York University - Center for Advanced Digital Applications (NYU CADA) that received various honors and accolades while also winning him the covetous Academic Excellence Award in Advanced Digital Applications.
Before transitioning into a Product Designer at Verizon, he was a Virtual Reality Research Fellow at Verizon Open Innovation where he developed a tool for content creators to analyze, optimize and monetize their 360 videos. Sarat has done extensive research in 360 video storytelling and also collaborated with Huffington Post RYOT- an immersive media company in LA to produce a 360 video with visual cues.
In 2016, he was featured in an interview of a dance drama entitled Padam in which his role as an editor received critical acclaim.