SIGGRAPH: Business Symposium Details

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This year’s SIGGRAPH Business Symposium, taking place August 5 in Los Angeles, aims to provide an interactive, intimate forum for open conversations among leaders and execs in the VFX, gaming and media industries as they explore the present and future of their areas. The organization has announced that top level leaders from PDI, Digital Domain, Microsoft, Pixar and more will participate in the full-day event.

Below is the full list from today’s announcement; registration is now open, click here for more information and to register:

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.

Roundtable 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

SIGGRAPH: Business Symposium

SIGGRAPH: Business Symposium