Google appoints new VR boss

Clay Bavor. (Image courtesy Clay Bavor via Facebook.)

Clay Bavor. (Image courtesy Clay Bavor via Facebook.)

Google Inc, has appointed Clay Bavor as the new boss of its virtual reality team, according to the company’s spokesman Joshua Cruz, in a move seen as the company’s further dive into virtual reality after huge successes with the Google Cardboard.

“We can confirm Clay’s new role on the VR team, but we are not providing any additional comment at this time,” Google spokesman Joshua Cruz told Venturebeat in an email.

The news comes a few months after the company partnered with GoPro action camera maker and started supporting viewing of immersive 360 degree YouTube videos using Google Cardboard beginning in November last year.

Bavor, who was the vice president for product management and one of the executives behind Google Cardboard, has also, through his Twitter page, indicated he will be the vice president of virtual reality division at Google.

David Kariuki

David Kariuki is a technology journalist who has a wide range of experience reporting about modern technology solutions. A graduate of Kenya's Moi University, he also writes for Cleanleap, and has previously worked for Resources Quarterly and Construction Review.

  • No idea who is this person and what he can do. Until now, the efforts of google were doomed to failure, with such things as the caricatures virtual world “lively”. So a new boss can easily do better. The risk however is that Google develops his own system, bringing more concurence where there is already too much.