Randy Eckhardt is an immersive/interactive technology expert. His passion is to develop winning creative content to help companies boost customer engagement and competitiveness. With a successful track record of more than 25 years as both an executive producer and successful executive of three corporations he founded. Randy loves a challenge to drive high-impact uses of immersive technology. His deep experience is in the interactive entertainment, music, sports and the emerging consumer markets.
Eckhardt co-founded Realtime Immersion | RTI, which has developed a proprietary camera and workflow for immersive “Fan Engagement” around LIVE 360 video for sports and entertainment to smart phones/TVs , VR and Social platforms.
Earlier, he was an industry leader in bridging the music and game industries. Establishing the first role as N. America Music/Record Label Director for Electronic Arts.
As Principal of Eckhardt Consulting, Inc., he continues to bring immersive technology to new horizons, building on his long commitment to its value. Among his many clients, he led the first strategic partnership, talent endorsement, and music supervision initiatives for “GUITAR HERO”. During the course of the franchise’s growth, Eckhardt also oversaw many of the brands "fan engagement" strategic partnerships and mobile initiatives.
Other work history: Billboard Magazine, CBS, SonyATV/EMI.
Guest Speaker @ MIDEM, Sync Up, CMW, NARIP, UCLA Business School, and can frequently be found playing guitar with other talented friends and neighbors. He is a graduate from the University of Texas at Austin.
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