Archit Bhargava, Dennis Hwang, and Diana Hu are innovative leaders at Niantic Labs, the company that launched the worldwide phenomenon Pokémon GO and the upcoming Harry Potter: Wizards United.
Archit – Archit Bhargava is the Director of Worldwide Product Marketing at Niantic. He has led the marketing strategy, product launches and user growth for all Niantic products including “Ingress,” “Field Trip,” “Pokémon GO” and the upcoming “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.” He led the worldwide launch of “Pokémon GO” which has surpassed 1 Billion global downloads and broken several app launch & engagement records. Archit was the first marketing hire at Niantic when he joined Niantic Labs at Google in 2011 to manage the marketing strategy and tactical execution for Niantic Labs & products. Prior to business school, Archit was Associate Vice President at Convonix, Inc. – a Publicis-Acquired Digital Marketing Startup – and founded and ran its Search and Social Media Marketing divisions. Archit has an MBA in Strategy and Entrepreneurship from the University of California, Berkeley-Haas and a Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology from the University of Mumbai.
Dennis – Dennis Hwang is VP of Visual and Interaction Design at Niantic, Inc., which builds real-world AR experiences that foster fun exploration, discovery, and social interaction. Dennis led the development of UX and art for innovative location-based mobile apps such as “Ingress” and “Pokémon GO.” Dennis is known for creating festive versions of the Google logo to celebrate holidays and special occasions. As the original Google Doodler, he designed hundreds of doodles spanning almost 10 years. He also helped start Doodle4Google, an art competition for students run in many countries, offering students the chance to show their artwork on the Google homepage and earn scholarships. Dennis studied Studio Art and Computer Science at Stanford University.
Diana – Diana Hu is the Director of Engineering and Head of the Augmented Reality Platform at Niantic Inc., creator of AR games like “Pokemon Go,” “Ingress,” and “Harry Potter Wizards Unite.” Diana leads the engineering team, building core technology that enables developers to create shared AR experiences thatseamlessly blend the real with the digital. Previously, she was the Co-Founder and CTO of Escher Reality, a startup that was acquired by Niantic. In the past, she served as the first data scientist for cloud television at Intel and Verizon Labs and eventually built the data science team that brought research projects into products. She holds seven patents in computer vision and machine learning and has a BS and MS in Electrical Computer Engineering with computer vision and machine learning focus from Carnegie Mellon University.