||Richard joined Nokia in October
2011 to lead global developer relation teams, working within
Nokia’s Developer Experience & Marketplace (DXM) organization,
based in Sunnyvale, California.
WWith more than 25 years’
experience in the technology sector, Richard’s role has him
directing global teams charged with evangelizing and engaging
developers to create great, locally relevant apps on the Nokia
platform, which create a positive ROI for the developer and
support Nokia’s mission to provide consumers with differentiated
mobile products which enrich their lives.
Prior to Nokia,
Richard was VP of Worldwide Developer Relations at HP, where
he managed the teams responsible for outreach, marketing and
support for webOS products across the global HP Product line.
His brief time with webOS followed a three-year tenure with
Lucasfilm, where he was Chief Technology Officer, on the executive
leadership team. In the position, Richard oversaw the company’s
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 Lucasfilm groups.
and 2007, Richard was with Apple, where he directed the company’s
product marketing strategies for professional applications.
Prior to that, he was Senior Director of Developer Technologies
for Apple’s worldwide developer group during a critical transition
in Apple’s history; managing teams supporting Unix, Java and
Cocoa developers, who were working to bring their applications
from OS 9 to Mac OS X. During his years at Apple, he presented
in 8 keynotes with Steve Jobs, showcasing Apples technology
advancements in 3D animation, games and visual effects.
Kerris has a reputation in the industry for managing development
teams and leading marketing organizations to evangelize new
technologies that drive innovation. In 2009, Variety magazine
called him one of the ‘top 10 innovators to watch’ in technology
field. Throughout his career he has given speeches around the
world on the importance of developer ecosystems, the emergence
of new trends from desktop to mobile and how interactive graphics
will play a role in almost everything we do. He has also worked
in the professional music field as a technology advisor to some
of the biggest bands in the world and can also be seen drumming
in a few local bands in the bay area and New York City.
Richard holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications degree
from Fitchburg State Collage, Mass, and is an active member
of the Visual Effects Society, where he held a Bay Area Board
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