David Locke

David Locke

Executive Director, Prize Operations, ANA Avatar XPRIZE

As Executive Director of Prize Operations, David Locke brings nearly two decades of Operations and Management experience with a focus on producing large-scale, international competitions and events that drive technological breakthroughs and positive social impact. Over the course of his ten plus years at XPRIZE, David has orchestrated an eclectic slate of competitions with topics ranging from robotics (ANA Avatar XPRIZE) and Moon exploration (Google Lunar XPRIZE) to oil spill recovery (Oil Cleanup XPRIZE), water (Water Abundance XPRIZE) and safety (Women's Safety XPRIZE) among several others.

Prior to joining XPRIZE, David was part of a small team at Sony Pictures Television responsible for orchestrating the global production of all television movie and mini-series for the studio. In addition, David has coordinated a number of award-winning network and cable TV programs, feature films as well as music videos and commercials.

David earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Television Production with a Minor in Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University and his Project Management Certification from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).