Richard Kerris
Vice President of Developer Relations and Head of Media and Entertainment at NVIDIA


Richard Kerris is the vice president of developer relations at NVIDIA and head of media and entertainment at NVIDIA. He is responsible for the industry strategy and marketing of media and entertainment, and he drives company-wide initiatives for developer relations. With a career spanning Alias|Wavefront, Apple, Lucasfilm and other major tech brands, Richard has extensive experience driving marketing and product development with a focus on bringing new ideas to life. At Alias|Wavefront, he was director of Maya technologies and led the teams that brought the groundbreaking 3D software to manufacturers and new platforms such as Macintosh. At Apple, he was senior director of developer relations and managed the ProApps teams for Final Cut Pro, Logic and Aperture. At Lucasfilm, he served as chief technology officer, managing research and development, IT and information services.

Richard has given keynote addresses at NVIDIA GTC, Asia Broadcast and China Joy Expo and delivered multiple Apple Worldwide Developers Conference presentations with the company’s CEO. He serves on the Bay Area Board of the Visual Effects Society and is an active member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. He is also a semi-professional photographer and accomplished musician.

Agenda Sessions

  • Godzilla vs Kong – The Sustainability and Compute Showdown