:: Corporate Bio ::
Currently working directly with artists, developers & companies focusing on emerging technologies
Over 25 years’ experience in the technology sector, Kerris has held a number of executive positions at Apple, Lucasfilm, HP & Nokia. Most recently Kerris was Mobile App Technical Consultant for the Rolling Stones ‘50 & Counting’ tour. Kerris worked directly with the band, their tour production and crew - producing exclusive content & videos for the FanApp.
In the corporate world, Kerris was most recently a Nokia executive, where his role had him direct global teams charged with engaging developers to create great, locally relevant apps which both create a positive ROI for the developer, and support company missions to provide consumers with differentiated mobile products. Prior to Nokia, Richard was VP of Worldwide Developer Relations at webOS HP, where he managed the teams responsible for outreach and support for webOS products across the global HP Product line.
:: Highlights ::
Chief Technology Officer, Lucasfilm (2007-2011). Oversaw the company’s global technical operations, and was responsible for development and execution of the technology strategy for Industrial Light & Magic, Skywalker Sound and LucasArts, amongst other high profile businesses within the group.
Senior Director, Developer Technologies, Apple (2001-2007). Worked in WWDR & ProApps. Managed teams supporting Unix, Java and Cocoa developers, working to bring their applications to Mac OS X. Moved to ProApps team, leading tech marketing for all pro apps, audio, video & photography. Presented in 8 Keynotes with CEO, one of the selected individuals authorized to speak to the press about Apple products & services.
Bachelor of Science degree - Fitchburg State Collage, MA
Member of the Visual Effects Society
Continues to record & produce independent music & video projects.