Hendrik Dacquin has been researching interactive television for over 10 years. At Alcatel-Lucent he developed early prototypes of social and participative television.
He started working for the research department of the Flemish public broadcaster VRT in 2008, trying to bridge the gap between creative TV producers and web developers. He started working on second screen applications in 2010. With the introduction of usable tablet devices, his dreams to blend TV and the web finally became feasible.
In February 2012 Hendrik cofounded Small Town Heroes, a startup focusing on interactive second screen experiences, fully integrated with the TV program.