Chris Hood is a passionate speaker, podcast host, digital strategist, and writer. He currently works at Google as the Head of Business Innovation & Strategy. His leadership and strategic insights on digital and business transformation have propelled digital success at the firm. For more information, click here.
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Los Angeles, CA, September 17, 2021 – Chris Hood is a speaker, podcast host, digital strategist, and writer who has made a career out of storytelling. His career experience spans over three decades in television, film, music, and video games. He started as a film student, and theatre attendant was propelled by his endless love for theatre and film which made him rise to the ranks of the digital world. Chris has won numerous awards in the digital marketing world, including the National Association of Theater Owners customer service award and the Hollywood Reporter’s grand prize showmanship award three years in a row.
Chris Hood has followed his entrepreneurial spirit to invent, develop, and market digital multimedia advertising and interactive technology platforms for movie theaters. His first Innovation was the Digireel technology, which went on to transform cinema advertising and video programming. This technology is the foundation for onscreen advertising in movie theatres today.
In 2003, he joined the music industry with Ruckus Network alias Ruckus.com, a legal music service for college campuses. Universal Music Group and Sony Music then acquired it under their Total Music venture. He also developed a cloud-based music player known as TunePost.
His keen eye for innovations has led to his success in digital transformation strategies within various industries. He has been in management roles at FOX Broadcasting Company, Xbox, PlayStation, Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast. His focus is always on consumers’ satisfaction. He believes the consumer always comes first.
“Believing you know what your customers want before they tell you what they want will cost you those customers. Therefore, it is important to look at the customers’ needs before the project,” said Chris.
On employees and their role in your company, Chris advises, “Allow your employees to experiment with new products and services without fear of failure. Providing a safe environment to fail births innovative ideas. They will only discover these opportunities if you give them space to fail. This is what makes a business successful in the long term.”
This week, Chris Hood will be speaking at the six-week webinar series on Digital Transformation and Innovation hosted by Robots & Pencils. The series was running from August 24th to September 28th, 2021. The webinar’s aim is to educate, inspire and promote innovation in brands with real-life digital transformation experts and study cases. The series will be live on https://info.robotsandpencils.com/robots-pencils-digital-transformation-series.
ChrisHood.com is a digital brand founded and managed by Chris Hood, a digital strategist with over 30 years of experience in online entertainment and marketing for TV. Currently, he heads Business Innovation and Strategy Division at Google. He has engaged with top companies in the US to develop digital transformation strategies that help to grow business value. They include FOX Broadcasting Company, Xbox, PlayStation, among others. Chris has also worked at the IT Departments in Southern New Hampshire and Colorado Technical Universities. This week, he will be speaking during the webinar series on Digital Transformation hosted by Robots and Pencils.