Software is redefining the way our entire society functions, and award-winning author Robert Tercek is the go-to technology strategist on digital transformation. As many businesses struggle to keep up with the inexorable shift from product to platform, Robert Tercek provides strategic insight and advice for executives to reinvent their businesses and take action to proactively contend with digital disruption – before it’s too late.
Robert Tercek is a highly demanded speaker to address the subject of transformation and innovation in the information economy. In his professional capacity, Mr. Tercek is a seasoned business executive with deep expertise in digital media and internet services. He is a prolific creator of interactive programs and products. He has designed and launched successful consumer experiences on every digital platform, including digital television, game consoles, broadband Internet, and mobile networks.
Engaging and entertaining speaker, Tercek is ideal for opening conferences with truly engaging keynotes as well as dinner speeches. He combines expertise and insight with entertainment, and his presentations are visually spectacular, typically consisting of images and bold graphic designs. Additionally, Tercek customizes his presentations to virtually any industry, investing significant time and energy in ensuring his talk is relevant particularly to your organization. His unique views on managing innovation are highly sought by different organizations around the world, including Microsoft, IBM, Huawei, Time Warner, AT&T, Lenovo, Ford Motor Company and Deloitte. From presentations to long-term consulting relationships, Tercek has made it his life’s mission to advise as wide a range of clients as possible on the implications of the digital revolution and teach them how to cope with change.
Robert Tercek is an award-winning author, entrepreneur, and educator focused on the process of dematerialization and innovation.
Robert Tercek is one of the world’s most prolific creators of interactive content. His achievements include several milestones: the first multichannel television service in Asia (STAR TV in 1991); the first multiplayer Java games on the Web (Sony, 1997); the first interactive game shows on US Television (Sony, 1999); the world’s first streaming video service on mobile phones (PacketVideo and NTT DoCoMo’s V-Live, 2001); the largest audience for live interactive video events on the web (Oprah Winfrey’s 2009 web casts); the most popular free book download in history (Suze Orman on Oprah.com, 2009). Rob was named one of the “25 Executives to Watch” by Digital Media Wire in 2009, and one of the ‘digital dozen’ most influential players in new media by variety.
Tercek has had executive leadership roles at major media companies, most recently as President of Digital Media at OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, and prior to that as Senior Vice President of Digital Media at Sony Pictures Entertainment. He also co-founded five startup ventures.
Many companies seeking to enter the network entertainment market have gotten strategic advice and insight from Robert. These companies include: Nokia, Motorola, Sony Computer Entertainment, to name a few. He has served as an advisor to several successful startups such as BrightCove, Sulake Labs/Habbo Hotel, M.Metrics (acquired by Comscore), MediaCode/Muse.net (acquired by Yahoo) and NevenVision (acquired by Google). He has also supervised new media strategy and the creation of online programs for many of the world’s leading motivational speakers and authors, including Oprah Winfrey, Anthony Robbins, Suze Orman, Debbie Ford, and many others.
In 2021, Mr. Tercek was recognized as the Humanitarian of the Year by the Media Excellence Awards for his leadership in designing and launching ’COVID SMART’ an interactive training program designed to keep workers safe on the job during the pandemic.