JUNE 8 & 9, 2020 TRACKS
Enabling the Next Era of Computing – 5G – Keynote
Creating Content At The Speed of 5G
Nigel Tierney – Verizon Media /Ryot
Local and remote performance capture, 3D asset creation and delivery for a 5G world
Head of Content – Verizon Media /Ryot
Nigel Tierney serves as Head of Content for RYOT, a subsidiary of Verizon Media (VM), overseeing the development, creative, art production, & marketing departments. Nigel is shepherding the advancement of immersive and mixed reality experiences specifically targeting the integration of storytelling, brand, & celebrity, as well as creating original content across VM’s suite of brands such as Yahoo, Tumblr, & HuffPo. Most recently, Nigel, directed & produced EARTH with Lil Dicky, Leonardo Dicaprio, Ariana Grande & 30 other celebrity artists.
In addition to spearheading content; Nigel has led a team to build out RYOT’s state-of-the-art 5G Innovation Studio. This new production facility in Los Angeles is fitted with the latest in motion and volumetric capture technology, all of which has been designed to experiment with forms of storytelling that leverage Verizon’s 5G wireless technology.
Prior to his time at RYOT, Nigel served as Chief Creative for a variety of animated projects responsible for tens-of-millions in viewership as well as Senior Technical Director at DreamWorks Animation with award winning credits including a variety of tentpole franchises
such as SHREK FOREVER AFTER, THE CROODS, KUNG FU PANDA 3, & CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS. Nigel is also known for creating the world famous J/K COMEDY CLUB, a hidden club located in the heart of the DreamWorks Campus, that showcase a wide variety of celebrity comedians.
RYOT / Verizon Media
RYOT is Verizon Media’s Emmy Award®-winning content studio and innovation lab that brings astonishing storytelling, immersive experiences and groundbreaking technology to every corner of the world. From XR experiences to advertising and content technology in a 5G world, RYOT is the incubator of innovation and is revolutionizing the next generation of content creation. In 2018, RYOT launched a state-of-the-art motion capture studio with the mission to create new content formats of the future. Highlights include 2 Emmy Award® wins and 3 nominations, 3 Academy Awards® nominations, a Future of Media Peabody Award, and consecutive official festival selections at Sundance, Tribeca Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival and SXSW. RYOT has recently produced a 10-part docuseries for Quibi in partnership with Lebron James’ SpringHIll Ent., and the 7min animated music video for Lil Dicky’s Earth which has garnered 244MM video views in partnership with Scooter Braun’s SB Projects.