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Hardie Tankersley

VP Visualization Solutions
Los Angeles, California
Hardie is a veteran builder of products at the intersection of entertainment and technology. Having worked with big media companies as well as pure startups; he is always exploring new forms of digital entertainment. As the VP of VR Solutions for Silverdraft he is at the forefront of developing high-quality commercial-grade immersive visualization applications for design, marketing, and storytelling.

Previously as the Senior Vice President of Innovation at Fox he delivered digital experiences for big broadcast TV shows such as American Idol, Glee, The Simpsons, New Girl, and 24. He created the digital face of the network, built the first TV social media marketing systems, and the FOX NOW streaming apps for mobile and connected devices. Hardie and his team developed the first-ever Emmy-winning virtual reality experience for Sleepy Hollow. 

He started creating online and interactive entertainment by building a local BBS on a 300 baud modem on an Apple II back in 1979. In the intervening years he has managed the development of many digital entertainment products including the first internet products for Apple, the first backstage webcast of the Grammy Awards, the Moxi cable media center DVR for Charter Cable, the online video portal for Real Networks, and Yahoo! TV and Movies. 

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, November 9

9:30am PST