Academy Award Winner, Computer Scientist, President and CEO SideFX
Kim Davidson is the President and CEO of SideFX®, a company he co-founded in 1987. SideFX is a world-leading innovator of advanced 3D animation and special effects Houdini® software. Kim has received three Scientific and Technical Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. This year Kim accepted on behalf of SideFX, the Academy Award of Merit (Oscar Statuette) for the creation and development of Houdini.
Kim received the J. Wesley Graham Medal in Computing and Innovation from the University of Waterloo. Kim is a Board Member of SIRT (Screen Industries Research and Training Centre) in Toronto. He is also an active VES Board Member and Co-Chair of the VES Toronto Section. He has produced a children’s animated TV series as well as animated shorts and documentaries.