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Ed Catmull

Ed Catmull

President & Co-founder

Dr. Ed Catmull is co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios and president of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, and former president of Disneytoon Studios. For over twenty-five years, Pixar has dominated the world of animation, producing fourteen consecutive #1 box office hits. His book Creativity, Inc.—co-written with journalist Amy Wallace—is a distillation of the ideas and management principles Ed has used to develop a creative culture. Dr. Catmull has been honored with five Academy Awards®, including the Gordon E. Sawyer Award, for his lifetime of technical contributions and leadership in the field of computer graphics for the motion picture industry.

 

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Wednesday, 07 November, 2018 03:00 PM|Wednesday, 07 November, 2018 03:30 PM

Executive Programs — Exclusive Session with Ed Catmull

*Please note that these sessions are available on a first come, first served basis so please arrive early to avoid disappointment Please join the exclusive session with Ed Catmull. Dr. Ed Catmull is co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios and president of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, and former president of Disneytoon Studios. For over twenty-five years, Pixar has dominated the world of animation, producing fourteen consecutive #1 box office hits, which have grossed more than $8.7 billion at the worldwide box office to date, and won thirty Academy Awards®. His book Creativity, Inc.—co-written with journalist Amy Wallace and years in the making—is a distillation of the ideas and management principles Ed has used to develop a creative culture. A book for managers who want to lead their employees to new heights, it also grants readers an all-access trip into the nerve center of Pixar Animation Studios—into the meetings, postmortems, and “Braintrust” sessions where some of the most successful films in history have been made.

Wednesday, 07 November, 2018 05:00 PM|Wednesday, 07 November, 2018 05:45 PM

Guest Keynote Interview: Ed Catmull, President, Pixar Animation and Disney Animation

Ed Catmull is co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios (along with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter) and president of Pixar Animation and Disney Animation. Ed has received five Academy Awards, and — as a computer scientist — he has contributed to many important developments in computer graphics. He is the author of Creativity, Inc., which Forbes has said “just might be the best business book ever written”. This keynote interview will delve into Catmull’s rules for embracing the complexity that accompanies great creative output, how to take smart risks, the importance of experimentation in times of uncertainty and how Catmull successfully addressed the challenges that came with becoming the president of Disney Animation Studios.

Wednesday, 07 November, 2018 06:00 PM|Wednesday, 07 November, 2018 06:45 PM

Book Signing with Guest Keynote Speaker Ed Catmull

Join us on the show floor for the opportunity to meet Guest Keynote Speaker Ed Catmull and receive a signed copy of his book ‘Creativity Inc’. Please note this opportunity is first-come, first-served, while supplies last.

About the Speaker

Dr. Ed Catmull is co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios and president of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, and former president of Disneytoon Studios. For over twenty-five years, Pixar has dominated the world of animation, producing fourteen consecutive #1 box office hits, which have grossed more than $8.7 billion at the worldwide box office to date, and won thirty Academy Awards®.

 

His book Creativity, Inc.—co-written with journalist Amy Wallace and years in the making—is a distillation of the ideas and management principles Ed has used to develop a creative culture. A book for managers who want to lead their employees to new heights, it also grants readers an all-access trip into the nerve center of Pixar Animation Studios—into the meetings, postmortems, and “Braintrust” sessions where some of the most successful films in history have been made.

 

Dr. Catmull has been honored with five Academy Awards®, including the Gordon E. Sawyer Award, for his lifetime of technical contributions and leadership in the field of computer graphics for the motion picture industry. Dr. Catmull earned B.S. degrees in computer science and physics and a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Utah. In 2005, the University of Utah presented him with an Honorary Doctoral Degree in Engineering.

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