News Brief

Richard Kerris, the former CTO of Lucasfilm and more recently the VP and head of developer relations at Nokia (and at Hewlett-Packard’s webOS division before that), has joined the advisory board of Datifex. The Toronto-based startup aims to combine Hollywood-style 3-D graphics and rendering capabilities with big data and analytics for businesses. Kerris is currently a partner at Kinetic Minds, a tech advisory firm.