Felix - Leadership - Austin, TX, USA

Lionel Felix

Austin, TX, USA


TEDxAustin Organizer - 2011, 2012

Book - Author - Video Blogging - Focal Press - 2006

Book - Contributing Author - Car PC Hacks - O Reilly - 2005

Speaking - Streaming Media West - Nov 2005

Article - Mobile User Interfaces - CNET - 2005

Article - Carputer Weekend Project - CNET - 2005

Series - Contributing Editor - Show Us Yours - CNET - 2005

Article - Car Bound PCs - Gizmodo - 2004

Article - Your Car Your Music - Gizmodo - 2004



  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Work History

Techie, Fixer, Wearer of Many Hats


August 2010 - August 2010

My duties range from a bit of this to a lot of that. My IT powers are put to use but I'm enjoying the logistics, coordination and creative bits too.


Felix Media Solutions

June 2010 - June 2010

Boutique home theater and automation shop providing one on one service for media rooms, whole house audio, custom remote controls and making complicated technology simple to use.

Global Information Technology Director


March 2008 - March 2008

Formerly known as Project DaVinci, Project D ( WPP )

I'm the everything guy. Everywhere.

VP Information Technology

Relevant Mind

May 2007 - March 2008

Providing technology leadership and architecture

Director of Technology

frog design

March 2006 - May 2007

Oversee all technology operations for international and domestic studios

Freelance Technology Writer

September 2004 - June 2006

I am currently editor of www.carhacks.org, an on-line blog / e-zine that covers telematics and in-car computing technologies.

Other writing projects include articles for CNET, Gizmodo and contributing author for the new Orielly book Car PC Hacks

Enterprise Technology Consultant

Felix Consulting

September 2004 - March 2006

Providing IT strategy services ranging from helpdesk efficiency, defining SLAs and performance metrics to server lifecycles and deployment best practices

Offering team building, professional development coaching, organizational development and executive coaching for operations and technology groups seeking organizational excellence

Providing insight into best practices, high performance customer service, vendor management, optimal communications, and best-of-breed technology architecture

Director of Technology

Sony Pictures

April 2001 - October 2004

• Managed the Campus, Network, Production and Helpdesk teams
• Designed and built production data centers that host 1400 movie and TV properties in addition to two data centers to support the campus infrastructure
• Deployed an integrated helpdesk system that ties together web based assistance, inventory, phone center, email queries, and analyst dispatching
• Designed and managed a Network Operations Center (NOC) to monitor all aspects of the campus and production environments from end to end
• Implemented a comprehensive disaster recovery program that includes alternative locations, off site storage and multiple data paths
• Responsible for managing technology migration and implementation for corporate acquisitions integrated into the enterprise

Sr. Director of Technology


April 1999 - February 2001

• Managed person Campus, Production and Helpdesk teams
• Responsible for technology strategy across the enterprise
• Designed and managed corporate HQ network and systems infrastructure
• Implemented end-to-end multi stage disaster recovery system
• Designed and managed production data center to host high volume (200Mb/s) transaction oriented web site
• Managed migration from Microsoft Windows / SQL to SUN / Oracle production environment

Technology Consultant

Felix Consulting

June 1996 - April 1999

Clients: Dell / IBM / Motorola / Personique / 47Tek / Collective Technologies / Pencom

• Designed and built network infrastructure for Personique Surgery Center.
• Managed install of data / voice infrastructure
• Implemented full suite of client server applications available to users on LAN or dialup
• Managed website design projects including roomart.com, personique.com, ontheair.com and 47tek.com.
• Designed fault tolerant web server farm for on-line sales of IBM products
• Designed and managed network for Motorola microchip design group
• Managed team of helpdesk analysts for Motorola microchip design division
• Managed portion of major Dell intranet re-design
• Repackaged application installations to work and operate under Windows NT 4.0 for Dell’s migration from Novell to Microsoft Windows NT

Systems Administrator

Communicate Powerstores

October 1995 - June 1996

• Supported 110 desktop computers
• Responsible for installation of software, configuration and trouble-shooting.
• Implemented internet mail systems and backup devices
• Responsible for network devices and servers
• Managed antivirus deployments and server side systems
• Responsible for video editing equipment purchasing and deployment

Production Coordinator


January 1994 - January 1995

• Responsible for computer system deployments and support
• Responsible for sourcing stock photography elements and video clips
• Responsible for acquisition of office space and telephone systems
• Managed product placement initiative

Associate Producer

Marquee Productions

January 1993 - January 1994

• Coordinated post production for Killing Zoe, Necronomicon, Cyborg 3 and Nostradamus
• Edited video trailers and clips for promotions
• Selected music for Cyborg soundtrack
• Managed computer systems and networks for corporate HQ

Assistant Talent Coordinator

Good Day LA, Fox Television

January 1992 - January 1993

• Assisted in selection of talent booked for morning show
• Coordinated bookings with agents and publicists
• Responsible for selecting music for unsigned band contest
• Coordinated off-site segments

Qualifications & Certifications

Columbia College

Brooklyn Technical High School

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