Innovation maker to Mattel, AT&T DirecTV, GoPro, DreamWorks Animation, DARPA, and startups. CEO and founder of Venture Hollywood, an innovation lab and venture studio with more than a dozen high tech startups and a mandate of creating unicorns funded with private equity, crowdfunding, and ICOs. An organizer of the 2018 USC Innovation Conference.
As the chief technologist and enterprise manager at Fortune 500 technology company SAIC, founded their innovation lab and spun off his research there into highly profitable commercial and defense divisions. Created DARPA crisis detection system installed at NORAD and integrated with the Pentagon. Designed anti-submarine warfare training game integrated with navy destroyers. As a navy research scientist, built the first realistic 1st-person shooter VR game for battlefield simulation.
As an NBC-TV technical director of broadcast news, produced live nightly newscasts. Built the robotic television studios at NBC Chicago, the first with autonomous news studio cameras, no camera operators.
The Market Mogul has ranked him in their top 100 media influencers. Writes the policy on M&A cyber risks for The CFO Alliance. He’s created Fortune 500 and casino financial systems.
Technology advisor to the City of Beverly Hills, currently deploying the fastest city-owned gigabit residential fiber Internet in the world, digging a new subway, and planning a smart city with autonomous vehicles.
Taught C++ object-oriented software engineering at the University of Washington. As an adjunct professor at the Naval Postgraduate School, faculty robotics advisor and wrote software for a SLAM robot.
Robin can be reached via LinkedIn.