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Vice President, Innovation Technology
Layne Harris is an award-winning technologist, maker, and fan of all things digital. He is a founding member of 360i’s Innovation practice and leads the Innovation Lab at 360i working diligently on pushing the boundaries of marketing technology. Most recently, Layne played an integral role in the creation of Adaptoys, the first adapted versions of popular toys that allow people with paralysis to engage in active play with their families. Due in part to his contribution to Adaptoys, Layne was named one of Advertising Age’s “Creatives You Should Know” in 2016.
Layne started his career in tech working for traditional software giants such as Microsoft and Adobe in Seattle, but he could no longer ignore his creative side and moved to New York, where he landed head first into advertising. Layne’s obsession for emerging technology such as Internet of Things, 3D printing, virtual reality, gaming, drones and mobile have had a huge impact on his client work and he has quickly become an industry thought leader for both technology and marketing. He regularly provides expert commentary to publications including TechCrunch, Fast Company, Adweek, and Creativity and has recently keynoted and participated on panels covering the need for innovation both within agencies and at brands.
You can follow him on Twitter (@hellroy).