Dr. Harry Kloor is a successful serial entrepreneur, scientist, technologist, educator, policy advisor, author, and Hollywood filmmaker. He is the CEO and Co-Founder of Beyond Imagination; a company that has developed a suite of exponential technology solutions that deploys AI, AR, Robotics, Machine Learning and human-computer interaction technology to enhance and revolutionize the world’s workforce.
Dr. Kloor has received numerous awards, most recently The Golden Axon Award from the Society for Brain Mapping & Therapeutics; most notable from the past, he was named ABC World News: Person of the Week honor in 1994. He worked as advisor for NASA, US SENATE, JPL, and numerous other science organizations. According to the US Council of Graduate Schools, Dr. Kloor is the only person in world history to earn two Ph.D.s simultaneously. His degrees are in Physics and Chemistry and were earned in 1994 from Purdue University. Dr. Kloor is a martial arts expert with 45 years of experience and numerous black belt degrees.
Dr. Kloor was one of the five founding team members of XPRIZE and served at its CSO until 2005. He was on the founding team of Singularity University and taught at Singularity’s first summer program. In 2016 he created the ten million dollar Avatar XPRIZE, and in 2018 he co-created the Carbon Extraction Xprize with Jeff Holden and Jon Vein. Elon Musk funded this 100 Million plus prize purse in 2021.
Dr. Kloor has worked with a large number of scientific organizations, universities, and companies to advance exponential technologies ranging from robotics, holographic capture, virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence, deep machine learning, sensor networks, IoT, volumetric capture, haptics, holography, etc. Dr. Kloor recently exited from Stem CC, a company he co-founded. In 2019, based on this work, the Word Economic Forum named Robotic Avatars as one of the top ten emerging technologies, in the same year Dr. Kloor chaired the Robotic sessions at AI for Good UN hosted conference in Geneva. 2020 WEF invited Dr. Kloor to speak on the economic impact Robotic Avatars will have in the coming decade. Dr. Kloor co-founded Rocket Racing League with Peter Diamandis and Bob Hariri.
Dr. Kloor is also a professional filmmaker, with over 25 years of experience working in Hollywood. He has produced, written, and directed science fiction films and television series in Hollywood, starting with Star Trek: Voyager and the series and co-created the series Earth: Final Conflict. In 2007-2009, Dr. Kloor helped launch Taiwan’s animation industry by bringing his NASA/JPL Quantum Quest (QQ) film production to Taiwan. This marked the first big animation film ever animated in Taiwan. This film was designed to educate and inspire kids about the Cassini-Huygens space mission and science in general. This is the only film that Neil Armstrong participated in his life. He is currently developing a range of science fiction TV and film projects for Hideaway films, and working on several TV projects with famed showrunner Tim Kring (Heroes).
Prior to Beyond Imagination, Dr. Kloor was the founder of Stem CC Inc.– a stem cell company that was sold in 2018 to Celularity, one of the world’s most cutting edge clinical-stage cell therapeutics companies (founded by Peter Diamandis and Bob Harari). Dr. Kloor also sits on the board of Brain Mapping and Therapeutics Society, and serves as their Chief Scientific Advisor and Educational Outreach Coordinator.