Skarpi Hedinsson is the chief technology officer of SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park. In this role, Hedinsson leads the team driving the vision for and overseeing the implementation of technology throughout Hollywood Park, which includes SoFi Stadium, the performance venue, retail, office and parkland that comprise the near 300-acre development being built in Inglewood, CA, by E. Stanley Kroenke.
The centerpiece of the sports and entertainment district, SoFi Stadium provides for a seating capacity of 70,000, expandable up to 100,000, with 260 luxury suites, more than 13,000 premium seats, and approximately three million square feet of usable space. The project includes a 6,000-seat performance venue located under the same roof canopy as the stadium. SoFi Stadium is home field for the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers. It will also host year-round sports and entertainment events and has already secured Super Bowl LVI in 2022, the College Football National Championship game in 2023, and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2028 Olympic Games.
Prior to SoFi Stadium and Hollywood Park, Hedinsson was the Los Angeles Rams’ first chief technology officer. In this role, Hedinsson oversaw the team’s technology strategy, and shared service delivery and management of both football and corporate technology activities.
Previously, Hedinsson served as the chief technology officer at Disney/ABC Television Group. There he oversaw efforts to identify new technology talent, capabilities and platforms. Hedinsson had previously served as the company’s senior vice president, Technology and Platform, Digital Media. His team deployed the revolutionary WATCH ABC and WATCH Disney services. This made Disney/ABC Television Group the first entertainment company to provide authenticated users access to both live, 24/7 linear network streams as well as an extensive offering of advantaged window “on demand” episodes on desktops, mobile and connected TV devices. ABC was the first to offer 24/7 live streams of local, national and syndicated programming.
Preceding the launching of the WATCH services, Hedinsson and team designed and built the Emmy Award-winning Full Episode Player for ABC.com and the critically acclaimed ABC Player App for iOS devices. Both were industry defining when they launched for being first to make full episodes of ABC Network Primetime, Daytime, and Late Night programs available to viewers on their respective platforms.
Hedinsson is also the inventor or co-inventor of seven issued U.S. Patents and fourteen pending U.S. Patents in the field of digital media and streaming video. He graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Computer Science, and he currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife Lynnea and daughters Isabel and Freyja.