Dr Paul Herz

Paul Herz

Dr Paul Herz is currently leading global operations as COO of Halodi Robotics, a Norwegian-based startup at the forefront of providing capable, safe, and affordable humanoid robots to the world.

Prior to taking the COO role, Dr Herz was Director of Product Operations at Facebook’s new hardware divisions leading manufacturing, and quality creating category-defining consumer hardware products, and driving innovation at Facebook Oculus AR/VR in augmented reality systems, artificial intelligence, and connectivity.

He also was a senior leader at Apple for several years focused on Asia Pacific Operations for the iPhone, iPad, and MacBook product lines.

Outside of work Dr Herz is a member of the London-based Design & Art Direction Council, working to promote their mission to stimulate, enable, and award creative excellence in design and advertising.

He holds an Adjunct Professor at Curtin University in the Faculty of Business and Law, providing lectures in entrepreneurship and working with the University on industry engagement and product commercialization.

Dr Herz completed his undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley in Engineering Physics and received his doctorate in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology