From left to right: Marc Petit, Patrick Cozzi, and Chris Redmann
SIGGRAPH Spotlight closes the year with a return to a very hot topic: the metaverse. Tune in to hear SIGGRAPH 2022 General Submissions Chair Chris Redmann (Netflix) as he sits down with Patrick Cozzi (Cesium) and Marc Petit (Epic Games) for a discussion on the future of the metaverse. The chat serves as a follow up to this summer’s Birds of a Feather session “Building the Open Metaverse”, which the two organized during SIGGRAPH 2021.
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Marc Petit is the general manager of Unreal Engine at Epic Games, where he oversees growth across markets using real-time technology, including architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC); automotive and manufacturing; computer and video games; education; media and entertainment (M&E); product design and visualization; and, simulation and training. Prior to joining Epic Games in mid-2016, Marc was a partner and entrepreneur-in-residence at XPND Capital, a Montreal-based investment fund where he co-founded and launched Taxelco, a sustainable urban transportation company. Between 2002 and 2013, Marc ran Autodesk’s M&E business unit, steering development and marketing of the industry-leading 3D animation and VFX software products. Marc started his career at TDI in 1988, and joined Softimage in 1991 where he ran 3D products and oversaw the design and development of Softimage XSI.