SIGGRAPH Business Symposium Presents Leaders and Visionaries to Address Industry Direction

SIGGRAPH Business Symposium Presents Leaders and Visionaries to Address Industry Direction

Featured Speaker Carl Rosendahl

In its second year, the SIGGRAPH Business Symposium provides an intimate, interactive forum for open, frank conversations among leaders and executives in the visual effects, gaming, and media arena as they explore the present and future of the industry. SIGGRAPH 2012 welcomes visionary leaders and experts from a broad spectrum of the computer graphics industry, including animation, education, motion pictures, gaming, and visual effects, to this year’s Business Symposium in Los Angeles, 5 August 2012.

This full-day event is an exclusive opportunity for attendees to gain high-level, experiential vantage point insight from the producers and executives who have all forged unique paths to their current roles and now design the industry’s direction. The day begins with breakfast and roundtable discussions of the day’s agenda. Possible topics include visual-effects production, marketing, international law, education, business development, and other areas related to the industry’s current issues. The morning session provides a foundation for the day – an opportunity to hear from leaders on the global stage what they experience from their particular perspective, followed by featured speakers Carl Rosendahl and John Textor, both visionary leaders who influence the direction of our industry in vastly different manners.

Featured Speaker John Textor

Throughout the day attendees will join in-depth discussion and have ample time to interact with their peers before the afternoon session closes. The Symposium provides a look into newer business models from some of the people and companies defining the future.

Registration for the SIGGRAPH Business Symposium is now available. Attendance for this event is intended to accommodate approximately 200 people interested in, and committed to, defining the industry.

The SIGGRAPH Business Symposium sold out in its inaugural year in 2011. For more details, visit the SIGGRAPH 2012 web site.

Planned participants include:

Featured Speakers

  • Carl Rosendahl, Founder Pacific Data Images, Venture Capitalist, Co-Director, Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center-Silicon Valley
  • John Textor, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Digital Domain Media Group

Morning Session: The Business of the Business: The State of the Union in 2011-2012

  • Will Cohen, Managing Director/Executive Producer for Mill Film and Mill TV
  • Patrick Davenport, Vice President Creative Operations, Method Studios
  • Mark Driscoll, President, Executive Producer and Co-Founder, Look Effects Inc.
  • Hael Kobayashi, Executive Director, Creative Innovation, University of Technology Sydney
  • Lee Berger, President, Rhythm & Hues’ Film Division and CEO, East Grand Films
  • Habib Zargarpour, Creative Director, Microsoft Studios

Afternoon Session: Show Me the Money!

  • Jonathan Garson, Vice President, Worldwide Marketing & Franchise, Pixar Animation Studios
  • Shannon Blake Gans, Co-Founder and CEO, New Deal Studios
  • Ondraus Jenkins, Head of Strategy and Corporate Development, Bungie, Inc.
  • Sara Cardone, Vice President, Global Strategy and Business Development, SDI Media
  • Sanford Rosenberg, Managing Director, Discus Ventures
  • Gregg Lukomski, CEO and Founder, Slide Rule, Inc.

Round-table Discussions

  • Don McGowan, General Counsel, The Pokémon Company International
  • Gregg Lukomski, CEO and Founder, SlideRule, Inc
  • Shannon Blake Gans, Co-founder and CEO, New Deal Studios
  • Hael Kobayashi, Executive Director, Creative Innovation, University of Technology Sydney
  • Jonathan Garson, Vice President, Worldwide Marketing & Franchise, Pixar Animation Studios
  • Patrick Davenport, Vice President Creative Operations, Method Studios

Moderator for the Day

  • Don McGowan, General Counsel, The Pokémon Company International

2 Responses

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