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Meet Our Team

Sean Ong

With over ten years of industry experience, Sean Ong is a thought leader who has published on topics ranging from holographic computing to the economics of clean energy systems. As founder of the tech company Ong Innovations, Sean and his team actively work with clients around the globe to push the boundaries of mixed reality and holographic computing. He is also co-founder of a robotics platform company, Laborbot - where he is actively developing a VR telepresence and AI robotic system.

Sean previously worked with EMI Consulting, Navigant and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, working on technical and economic analysis for renewable energy and energy efficiency systems.

Away from work, Sean enjoys time with his family, hiking, and tinkering with microcontrollers, 3D printing, computer vision and robotics. He also frequently publishes technology-related videos and articles and enjoys engaging with his 40,000+ subscribers on YouTube.

Sean graduated in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in Physics from Seattle Pacific University. He received a Master of Engineering in 2013 from Colorado School of Mines. Sean is currently based in Austin, TX.

Varun  Kumar  Siddaraju

Varun Kumar Siddaraju is a holographic and mixed reality engineer at Ong Innovations. He is at the forefront of Ong Innovation's effort to push the intersection between energy, engineering and holographic computing. Varun is also an experienced researcher and published author at Texas State University. His research includes the development of Augmented Reality applications to extract useful indoor environment coordinates from spatial computing devices, and development of facet models for Ray Tracing algorithms. Varun is skilled in Matlab, OpenCV, Unity, C#, and C++. He holds a Master of Science (MS) in Electrical Engineering from Texas State University and a Bachelor of Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University. Varun is currently based near Austin, TX.

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Levi Lais (APP Volks LLC)

Levi Lais, our expert designer, developer, and business strategist, grew up in the wet, cloudy, coffee-obsessed woods of Portland, OR. He designed his first app in 2012 - outsourcing the iOS dev work to India through Since then, Levi has added Swift, C#, Unity, XCode, Firebase, and other various dev skills to round out his designer skillset. He currently has multiple iOS apps that he designed & developed from scratch in the App Store, and many more mixed reality apps develiered to Ong Innovations' clients throughout the globe.

Derek Bolton

Derek Bolton, our VP Of Sales is kind of a "Jack Of All Trades". With a history of traveling the World playing Tennis to being a Stand Up Comedian & Writer.

 Derek knows all walks of life and Studied Business at Georgia State University & is an expert in Communication. He is a very proud father and a family oriented individual. Some of Derek's sales background includes: Comcast Business, Home Advisor, iLendingDIRECT & has owned 2 businesses of his own. Derek could build rapport with a "Rock" and that's why he's our guy out there on the front lines breaking new ground with all kinds of new businesses Nation-Wide. 

Abarum Soard

Abarum Soard is a multifaceted creator and designer. His first creative passion was video editing and photography starting back in 2012. Since then he has worked his way across many platforms of design such as website development, graphic design, and marketing. Abarum is also involved in Game & equipment testing, and is one of our main Liaisons helping with on-site Set up & Venue Marketing campaigns.


Abarum currently lives in Austin Texas with his wife Allison. He now uses his skills to advance the efforts of Ong Innovations & ManuVR Arcade. 

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