Ascension Academy
College preparatory school


The Texas Panhandle's only private college preparatory school for students in grades 6 through 12

Mark Nair

Mark Nair
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M.A., English, Texas A&M University

Mark has spent more than 20 years building digital platforms that handle digital content,

rights management, and digital distribution. He has an extensive patent portfolio on a

variety of innovative technologies. As president of Redigi, Inc, he built the world’s first

used digital marketplace with blockchain and crypto tokens and currencies. He is a

senior member of the National Academy of Inventors, a founding business mentor for

the Texas Tech Innovation Hub, and a National Science Foundation iCorp mentor. He

has more than 20 patents. He’s also taught micro and macroeconomics, app

development, and web development at the college level.

Currently he is the COO of Oasis Microgrids and also is a partner in Bicycle Guy

Studios, a game a creative development company, and runs Giant Atom, a technology


He has also produced one of the Internet’s earliest and largest live streaming events for

Nick Lachey and 98 Degrees, as well as producing innovative digital marketing

campaigns for Willie Nelson, Stephen King, and many other well-known artists. He’s

worked with Thomas Dolby and Headspace Labs on the design of early polyphonic


He has also worked with Nokia in Helsinki on content for their early digital smartphone

prototypes as well as with Phillips Electronics in Eindhoven on smart audio waveform

interpretation for digital compression and has worked with Quanta in Taiwan, Hong

Kong, and Shenzhen, China to designing a new type of e-book reader based on

dynamic LCD light sensitive displays.

He has been a member of the San Antonio Arts and Grants Commission, a board

member of the Don Harrington Discovery Center, Wildcat Bluff Nature Center, Big

Brothers Big Sisters, the Amarillo Adult Literacy Council, Panhandle 20/Twenty, Haven

Health Clinics, the Amarillo Little Theater, Storybridge, the Humane Society, and

Mariposa Community Land Trust.

He’s been invited to speak for a variety of panels and institutions including: the National

Association of Broadcasters, QuickTime Live, the Consumer Electronics Show, Texas

Tech University, Rice University. He has spoken about music and interactivity at the

South by Southwest conference, postmodern literature and art at the Rijksmuseum in

Amsterdam, the abstraction of modern American literature and science at the Musée

d’Orsay in Paris, and quantum mechanics at the Hong Kong science museum.

He currently lives in Texas with his wife and three children. He enjoys languages and

speaks German and Mandarin, as well as English.

Courses: Coding