Phil Keslin

Phil Keslin

CTO & Founder

Niantic Inc

Phil Keslin is the Chief Technology Officer and Founder of Niantic, Inc., creators of Pokemon GO. Started in early 2011 and Incubated within Google, Phil led the engineering team in exploring the convergence of mobile, geo and social within a range of applications leading up to the launch of Ingress and FieldTrip. Prior to Niantic, Phil was a contributor to StreetView, GMail and Lively products while at Google. Additionally Phil was a GPU Architect at NVIDIA and a key contributor to the design and development several of their GPUS. In 2000, Phil joined up with John Hanke to found Keyhole. As its CTO, Phil led the development of the Earthviewer application which would later become Google Earth following the company's acquisition by Google. Phil received his MBA from Southern Methodist University and his Bachelors in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin.

Past Sessions

UXDX Europe 2018

Watch Launching A Cultural Phenomenon: The Next Phase For Niantic Post Pokomon Go

Launching A Cultural Phenomenon: The Next Phase For Niantic Post Pokomon Go

Phil Keslin

CTO & Founder, Niantic Inc

Phil’s is known for being CTO & founder of Niantic Inc, creator of Google Earth & Pokemon GO, and his contributions to Gmail, Google Maps & Street View. Before Niantic, Phil co-founded Keyhole, and led the development of Earthviewer which...

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