LOS ANGELES, March 26, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Glaza and
its founder – film producer Denis
Kulikov, was one of the ten cutting-edge companies selected
to pitch its product live at the SXSW in front of a panel of
hand-picked judges, comprised of technology industry experts,
venture capitalists, and high-profile media.
The tech company which was founded by a film producer was
scheduled to release its virtual "tap" software at the South by
South-West Release It festival, a platform that seeks to determine
a product or service that is most likely to succeed in the
marketplace. Glaza aims to introduce the software to the market and
help its customers and leaders in the automotive industry to
understand how it works.
The software relies on the front-facing camera installed in the
infotainment display of a passenger car to track where the driver
is looking on the screen. The software comes with a design that
registers driver's blink as a tap.
According to the producer Denis
Kulikov, the software provides a solution where steering
wheel control buttons and the voice assistant can't initiate a tap
in an ideal position. "This feature is useful in autonomous
vehicles or self-driving cars and allows the driver to interact
with the car's infotainment system hands-free. It is a feature that
can apply to the future of mobility where autonomous driving is
centerstage." said producer Denis
One interesting fact about Glaza's debut, is that SXSW is best
known to be a film festival. Before founding Glaza, Denis Kulikov was working as a film producer. In
the end, Denis Kulikov's project
ended up being selected at the festival, but in the technology
category. The transition from the filming industry into a tech
startup scene came after Denis wrote the code for the prototype.
This shift of interest and experience as a producer have secured
all available partnerships.
Key skill that Denis acquired throughout the years being a
producer is the ability to bring projects to live. "Being a film
producer is more than just managing people and money. What film
producers need to have is the vision for their projects. Despite
producing movies, I have always been interested in technology."
said Denis Kulikov.
Denis was involved in tech even before Glaza, consulting his
fellow film producers on various technologies available to the film
community as well as different apps and websites that his
colleagues were launching."Advances in film technology are not
slowing down." says Denis Kulikov.
When Denis started producing his first films, he and his crew used
old school film cameras. Slowly, as Denis refined his skills as a
producer, they began shooting on digital cameras, going from
mainstream models to professional cinema cameras. Denis Kulikov now consults his producer
colleagues on their projects. Denis is also a judge at the Holly
Shorts Film Festival. In addition, Denis has also received an
extraordinary ability Green Card based on his achievements as a
After being a producer on many film projects, Denis Kulikov now transitioned into technology.
Glaza is actively engaging with automakers, semiconductor
manufacturers, and key players in the automotive industry to
provide a hands-free driver assistance experience.