Richard Welsh is co-founder and CEO of Sundog Media Toolkit Ltd. Based in the UK, Richard has worked in the cinema industry since 1999. He has been involved in various technology development work during this time, primarily in digital cinema and is named on patents in the area of visual perception of 3D. He set up Sundog in 2013 and along with colleague Christian Ralph created the Sundog cloud platform, which allows high complexity processes to be easily orchestrated in a tightly secured environment that leverages the hyperscale capabilities of public cloud. Sundog specialise in automation, high intensity image processing and AI applications for media. To date Sundog has worked with several major Hollywood studios on feature films, as well as broadcast series, documentaries and student films from universities around the world.
Richard has previously held positions as Head of Digital Cinema Operations at Technicolor, Director of Digital Cinema at Dolby Laboratories and sits on the board of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers as Vice President of Education. He also chairs the Hollywood Post Alliance UK Conference.
Richard holds a BSc (Hons) in Media Technology and an honorary Doctor of Technology degree from Southampton Solent University.