Creative Director at Live X, Host of Ready Take Live: The Science of Broadcast Technology. Producing live events and digital series, focusing on social live strategies and OTT media publishing. Director of The Official Worldwide Webcast for New Year's Eve in Times Square in 2017 and 2018. Technical Director of the Mr. Robot Digital After Show, hosted by The Verge for USA Network in 2016 and 2017. Technical Director for Facebook Live coverage of the 2017 U.S. Open Championship for the United States Golf Association. Director of Twitter’s official coverage of Mayweather-McGregor fight week with MMA Fighting and SB Nation. Assistant Director for the University of Michigan Football Signing of the Stars in 2016 and 2017. Technical producer and systems integrator for the launch of Cheddar, the leading post cable network. Director of the entire Fall season of live shows for all of VOX Media’s live series, including Circuit Breaker, Wake Up College Football, The Polygon Show Live, The MMA Hour and MMA Beat. Director of the Vergecast Live at CES 2017 and The Verge's Gadget Show: Circuit Breaker Live at CES 2018, both of which were Twitter’s official CES coverage. Director of many product launches, including the DJI Mavic Pro - Adventure at Your Fingertips live drone launch, the DJI Spark - Seize the Moment Live from Grand Central Terminal, and DJI Mavic Air - Adventure Unfolds product launches. Formerly a producer with Livestream, Rob directed the FOX EMPIRE Live Season 2 Premiere Event and Performance at Carnegie Hall, and the Associate Press 2015 awards season red carpet coverage, live from the People’s Choice, SAG, Grammy and Academy Awards. Rob Baynard began his carrier as a journalist and photographer, has worked as a writer and commercial DP, but now focuses solely on showrunning both creative and technical aspects of live events and entertainment. Rob has a degree in Literature from Eckerd College and a Masters degree in Journalism from the University of South Florida. He married his high school sweetheart, Rachel, and shoots street photography in his spare time.