Confirmed Speakers VIEW 2017

Rob Pardo

Legendary Game Designer, known for WORLD of WARCRAFT - CEO Bonfire Studios

Like many kids in my generation, I grew up playing Dungeons & Dragons, first as a player, then as the dungeon master. This is where I discovered that what makes […]

Eric Darnell

Chief Creative Director Baobab Studios - known for MADAGASCAR

Eric Darnell is chief creative officer and co-founder of Baobab Studios, the leading VR animation studio. The company Emmy-award winning VR animation, “Invasion!” starring Ethan Hawke, launched to substantial critical […]

Phil Chen

Founder - HTC VIVE

Phil’s entrepreneurial career spanned three waves in eBooks, Mobile, and Virtual Reality. In 2005, He was VP of Product of the Alex eReader that licensed to B&N to become the […]

Paul Debevec

Senior Staff Engineer, Research Prof. - Google VR, ICT

Is a Senior Staff Engineer at Google VR and an Adjunct Research Professor at the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies. Since his 1996 Ph.D. at the University […]

Joe Letteri

Senior Visual Effects Supervisor, 4-time Oscar Winner - Weta Digital

Joe’s pioneering work in visual effects has earned him four Academy Awards® for Best Visual Effects—for Avatar, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: […]

Christopher Townsend

Overall VFX Supervisor, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 - Marvel Studios

Christopher Townsend, a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, was the overall VFX Supervisor on Iron Man 3. Originally from England, he traveled and worked throughout […]

Randy Lake

President of Studio Operations & Imageworks - Sony Pictures Imageworks

Randy Lake is President of Studio Operations & Imageworks. He is responsible for managing overall operations, strategy and planning of Sony Pictures Imageworks, Post Production Services, Production Services, Global Mastering […]

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Mark Osborne


Two time Academy Award®-nominated director Mark Osborne has been telling stories with animation and live-action for more than twenty-five years. Currently, Osborne is co-writing and developing several new feature film […]

Vicki Dobbs Beck

Executive in Charge - ILMxLAB

Vicki Dobbs Beck has more than twenty-nine years of broad-based management experience in the entertainment industry.  She drives top-level strategic vision and translates that into successful, sustainable strategies that foster […]

Kim White

Director of Photography - Lighting, CARS 3 - Pixar Animation Studios

Kim White has been at Pixar Animation Studios since 1997. While there she contributed prop modeling and lighting for “A Bugs Life”, “Toy Story 2”, “Monsters Inc.” and “The Incredibles”. […]

Rob Coleman

Head of Animation - Lego Batman Movie - Animal Logic

Rob Coleman joined Animal Logic in 2012 as the studio’s Head of Animation. Rob is a two-time Oscar nominee for his animation work on Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and […]

Hal Hickel

Animation Supervisor, ROGUE ONE - ILM. Academy Award & Bafta winner

Hal Hickel joined Industrial Light & Magic in 1996 as an animator for The Lost World: Jurassic Park. His special interest in animation lies in the challenge of integrating fantastic […]

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Noëlle Triaureau

Production Designer: SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE - Sony Pictures Animation

Noëlle Triaureau is the Production Designer on Sony Pictures Animation’s upcoming, full CG SMURFS movie which is scheduled for theatrical release in March 2017. Since joining the creative team at […]

Mike Ford Sony Pictures Animation View Conference 2017

Mike Ford

VFX Supervisor SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE - Sony Pictures Animation

Michael Ford is a visual effects supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks most recently supervising the fully-animated feature film SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE for Sony Pictures Animation. He previously worked on […]

Carlos Zaragoza

Production Designer: THE EMOJI MOVIE - Sony Pictures Animation

Carlos Zaragoza currently serves as a Production Designer for Sony Pictures Animation The Emoji Movie, which is slated for worldwide theatrical release July 28, 2017. Carlos, a talented hybrid artist, has […]

Kris Pearn

Director: The Willoughbys - Bron Animation

Kris is an Animation Story Artist and Director with over 18 years experience in film and television. Born and raised on a goat farm in Southern Ontario Canada, Kris was […]

Cinzia Angelini

Director: MILA

Cinzia Angelini is a freelance story artist, writer and director with more than twenty years of experience in the animation industry. She worked as animator and story artist in feature […]

Francesco Filippi

Red Hands - Studio Minstral

Born in 1975, he graduated in Science of Education at the University of Bologna with a thesis about Japanese animation. He studied film direction and screenwriting at School of Visual […]

Michael Rubin

Founder & Chief Photo Officer - Neomodern

Michael Rubin has been a photographer for more than 35 years. Concurrently, he has had an entrepreneurial career that has spanned industries such as publishing, consumer retail, entertainment media and […]

Martin Hill

Visual Effects Supervisor - Weta Digital

Martin joined Weta Digital in 2004 for King Kong, working on the look development for Kong. He moved on to Shaders Supervisor, overseeing the look/dev of the digital assets on […]

Victor Perez

VFX Supervisor - Gabriele Salvatores Invisible Boy sequel

Victor Perez is a senior visual effects artist with over 20 years of production experience in computer graphics and visual effects along different countries. He’s considered a NUKE™ guru and […]

Eloi Champagne

Technical Director - National Film Board of Canada, VR

Eloi Champagne is the Technical Director at the NFB Animation Studio in Montreal. He specializes in VR/AR, Animation, Interactivity, Filmmaking, VFX, S3D… A jack of all trades of storytelling innovation, […]

Maureen Fan

CEO, Co-Founder - Baobab Studios

Maureen is CEO and co-founder of Baobab Studios, the industry’s leading VR animation studio. The company’s Emmy-award winning VR animation, “Invasion!” starring Ethan Hawke, launched to substantial critical acclaim, with […]


Larry Cutler

Chief Technical Officer - Baobab Studios

Larry Cutler is Chief Technical Officer of Baobab Studios, the leading VR animation studio. The companys Emmy-award winning VR animation, “Invasion!” starring Ethan Hawke, launched to substantial critical acclaim, with […]

Bernard Yee

Executive Producer/Program Manager - Oculus Game VR

Bernard Yee is currently Executive Producer/TPM at Oculus on the Oculus Rex team in Seattle. Oculus Rex has created the seminal VR experiences for Oculus current generation of hardware: Dreamdeck […]

David Putrino

Director of Rehabilitation Innovation - Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai

David is physical therapist with a PhD in Neuroscience. He worked as a clinician in Australia, before moving to the United States to study computational neuroscience at Harvard Medical School, […]

Shannon Tindle

Director/Writer - Sony Pictures Animation

Emmy® award-winning artist and 4 time Annie Award nominee, Shannon Tindle, began working in the film industry in 2000 after attending the California Institute of the Arts. Tindle has served […]

Jason Bickerstaff

Character Artist - Pixar Animation Studios

Jason Bickerstaff is a Character Artist at Pixar Animation Studios. Since joining the studio in 1996 he’s contributed to numerous short films, theme park and feature film projects as a […]

Kevin Lin

COO - Twitch.TV

Kevin Lin is COO of Twitch (, the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers. In 2008, he joined as COO, helping launch the Twitch platform in […]

Claudio Pedica

Senior Interaction Designer - Sólfar Studios

Claudio Pedica is a Senior Interaction Designer at Solfar Studio and A.I. Researcher at Reykjavik University, Socially Expressive Computing Group. He’s based in Iceland, a little below the arctic circle. […]

Megan Brain

Paper sculpture designer - Origami, Kubo and The Two Strings

Megan Brain grew up in Los Angeles California.  She earned her BFA degree in Traditional Animation and Illustration at The Academy of Art University in San Francisco.  In 2004 she […]

LK Shelley

Managing Partner - Affiniti Ventures | AV(M)

LK Shelley has over 17 years’ international experience in the US, EU and Asia/JP. She participated in and transacted investments from US$5-$900M and exited a couple of ventures of her […]

Elaina Scott

Animation Supervisor - Supergirl - The CW

I Graduated from the California Institute of the Arts in 2002. Prior to my starting at Cal Arts, I did my foundational art year at Otis College of Design. During […]