Director of Standards, Immersive Media Technologies
Bill began his career mixing technology and entertainment by obtaining a master’s degree in Engineering at UCLA, with a focus on computer architecture and a minor in AI, while building practical electronic props for Battlestar Galactica (the original) and Buck Rogers (not the original).
He has three times worked for Walt Disney Imagineering, most recently as Director of Technology, collectively developing interactive games, immersive displays, and fielding theme park VR and ride systems, including Indiana Jones at Disneyland Park.
His present role at InterDigital is as Director of Standards, Immersive Media Technologies, which is unchanged following the 2019 acquisition by InterDigital of Technicolor’s R&D business unit.
Bill has 65 issued U.S. patents in fields including Virtual Reality, Online Media Production, Distributed Network Streaming Media Systems, 3D Displays, Online Communities, Content Distribution to Mobile Devices, Wearables, Travel Planning, Electric Vehicle Infrastructure, Driving Safety, and Digital Cinema. He is also a SMPTE Fellow.