SIGGRAPH Symposium to Feature Carl Rosendahl & John Textor
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 round-table 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.
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.
Planned participants include:
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