President, "Pixar Animation Studios" (2001-present)
Co-founder, "Pixar Animation Studios"
Vice President of Computer Division, "Lucas Film" (1979-86)
Dr. Edwin Catmull is the Co-Founder of Pixar, Inc. and serves as its President of Walt Disney & Animation Studios. Dr. Catmull served as President of Pixar, Inc. since January 2001 and served as its Chief Technology Officer since June 1995. Dr. Catmull also serves as Director of Pixar. Dr. Catmull served as a member of the Executive team and Chief Technical Officer of Pixar since the incorporation of Pixar. of Pixar.
The keynotes by Ed Catmull focus on building creative and innovative organizations and cultures around them. Ed Catmull shares his experiences as a successful computer scientist, and emphasizes that the key is to not fear risk.
In 1972, Edwin Catmull made his earliest contribution to the film industry: an animated version of his left hand which was eventually picked up by a Hollywood producer and incorporated in the 1976 movie Futureworld, the science-fiction sequel to the film Westworld and the first film to use 3D computer graphics. The sequence, known simply as A Computer Animated Hand.
In 1979, Dr. Edwin Catmull brought his high-technology expertise
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