Under his visionary leadership, he developed video games for Milton Bradley and Activision, co-wrote one of he first music authoring applications Studio Session, and the first interactive music program, Jam Session, and co-founded graphics pioneer LightSource Computer Images with Pixar Alumni Rob Cook. While at LightSource, he created video digitzation software for Apple Quicktime. He then went on to co-found multimedia music publisher ION, who published works by artists like David Bowie, Todd Rundgren, Primus, Brian Eno. Finally, he co-founded Gracenote, which has became the standard for metadata across the music, video, and television industries.
Ty Roberts brings 25 years of experience and vision to every project. As a technologist, he developed technologies and data that power products like iTunes, Sony TrackID, and Ford Sync that are used by hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide. He holds dozens of patents for his inventions and has created multiple technical standards across the industry.
Having worked with artists in many genres of music, including David Bowie and Brian Eno, both in the lab and the studio, he is adept at taking artists' creative lead and as their virtual CTO, enabling their ideas to come to life.
As an industry leader at ION, Gracenote and Universal Music Group, he promoted new formats and standards that have fostered the growth of music. movies and television. An experienced public speaker. having appeared at hundreds of conferences, he is often called upon by journalists for opinions on industry issues.
He has been at the forefront of digital media since its inception and created products for the phone, home, car and studio. His knowledge and extensive contacts allow him to work across multiple industries to pull together ground-breaking ideas. In addition, his personality and experience enables him to instill confidence and generate interest with partners that make the ideas viable.
An experienced C level technologist and business development executive, he has built many teams and helped dozens of companies achieve their business objectives by doing what was required across the organization--from engineering to sales and marketing.