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Christopher Stapleton on Shaping Innovative Experiences

Christopher Stapleton works with some of the leading entertainment and education venues in the world to deliver memorable experiences. Passionate about merging creativity with technology to create engaging experiences for brands like Disney, MGM and other well-loved brands, Christopher and his team at Simiosys are bringing “Real World Collaboratories” to large organizations to uncover innovative ideas.

In our interview below, Christopher shares his perspective on innovation, including why it can often be so challenging for some organizations.


Hear more from Christopher about inspiriting innovative growth and creating meaningful brand experiences at Delight 2014 this October!

About Christopher

Christopher Stapleton is a Creative Venture Catalyst for Simiosys Real World Laboratories, innovators of experiential media. His latest role has been as an innovation broker for Canon USA introducing new markets to the radical innovation of Mixed Reality. He has taken his professional background of designing for New York theater, film and television to converge it into building amusement parks worldwide for Universal Studios, Disney Imagineering, Nickelodeon Recreation, Paramount Parks, The Wanda Group, Forrec LTD and Sanrio.  He has advanced his early pioneering of interactive computer graphics for IBM marketing into leading the research and development of the future of experiential media by combining reality, virtuality and imaginality for transformative simulations in education, training, therapy and medical imaging. He founded the Media Convergence Laboratory for the Institute for Simulation and Training with funding by NASA, National Science Foundation, Department of Education and Defense.   Mr. Stapleton has served on the faculty of the Technical University of Munich and the University of Central Florida School of Arts and Sciences. He is currently on the Advisory board of the City University of New York’s Emerging Media Department. He has served as an organizing chair for ACM-SIGGRAPH, IEEE-ISMAR, SISO and IEEE-VR. Mr. Stapleton received his Bachelors and Master’s of Fine Art from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

  • Jesse Gardner

    Great discussion, Chris! Good to hear more about the innovative work that you do!