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David Smith

ORG Qwaq, Inc. Title BIO David A. Smith is the CTO and co-founder of Qwaq, Inc. which has developed Qwaq Forums, a secure 3-D collaborative enterprise platform built on top of Croquet. David is also the chief architect and creator of the Croquet Project. David has been focused on interactive 3-D and using 3-D as a basis for new user environments and entertainment for almost twenty years. He created "The Colony", the very first realtime 3-D interactive game and precursor to today's "first person shooters" like Quake...except Colony ran on a Macintosh in 1987. "The Colony" won the "Best Adventure Game of the Year" award from MacWorld Magazine. In 1989, David used the technologies developed for the game to create a virtual set and virtual camera system that was used by Jim Cameron for the movie "The Abyss". Based upon this experience, David founded Virtus Corporation in 1990 and developed Virtus Walkthrough, the first real-time 3-D design application for personal computers. Walkthrough won the very first "Breakthrough Product of the Year" from MacUser Magazine. The Croquet project is the culmination of David's work on 3-D component based architectures for the development and deployment of complex peer to peer environments including interactive entertainment. His first experiments in multi-user systems and interactive environments laid the groundwork for much of the architecture and user interface of Croquet. David co-founded Red Storm Entertainment with Tom Clancy, and Timeline Computer Entertainment with Michael Crichton. He also co-founded Neomar, a wireless enterprise infrastructure company and 3DSolve, Inc. a simulation/training company