Conference The Power of Collaboration Industry Exchange
ON SITE Turm Aalen Thursday, April 25, 17:00

Preparing your Business for Growth

Join us for an insightful discussion on how businesses can prepare for growth, whether during start-up phase or a rebuild, as the industry recovers over the coming months.

Expect insights from industry leaders and experts across business strategy, operations, new business and talent acquisition.

This talk will not be recorded to encourage open discussions. There will be time for questions during and after the panel discussion.


Sabrina Christoforidis, Head of Studio Europe, Pixomondo

Sabrina joined Pixomondo in 2009 and is Head of our European Studios. Her collaboration across multiple seasons of HBO’s iconic Game of Thrones earnedher the Primetime Emmy Award in Outstanding Visual Effects. Her indeliblemark continues across the PXO slate, and she recently played a pivotal role in theBAFTA award-winning team behind House of the Dragon, a testament to herextraordinary talent and dedication.

During her time at PXO, Sabrina has ascended through Production into leadershiproles overseeing business development and executive production, into her currentposition of Studio Head. In this role she manages hundreds of artists, producers,and technologists across Germany and the UK.

Graham Jack, CTO, BeloFX

Graham leads the technology aspects of beloFX. He is responsible for building the teams of skilled and passionate developers who build the tools and technology on which all of our operations depend. Graham provides the vision for the development of the technology which will enable us to be part of the profound evolution that the creative industry is going through.

Having trained in control engineering, Graham’s career in VFX saw him start as a VFX Artist rising to the role of VFX Supervisor. He then became CTO of DNEG in 2014, developing a globalised technology pipeline for the group across multiple divisions.

Eva Mautino, CEO, Important Looking Pirates

Eva Mautino has been at Important Looking Pirates in Stockholm, Sweden since 2018 and in the position of CEO for the past 3 years. She started her career in visual effects working as project manager for TV commercials and broadcast design in Stockholm. Intrigued by the developments of digital advertising and interactive storytelling she then worked at B-Reel where she led projects as Executive Producer while heading the growth of the company. As Managing Director she moved to the UK opening B-Reel’s London office and she later relocated to Los Angeles to establish its West outpost, developing collaborations with both Hollywood and Silicon Valley clients.Eva has been working at the convergence of technology and entertainment for the past 20 years, balancing company growth, teams’ development and wellbeing,  business strategy and creative chaos.

Sophie Maydon, Founder, PXL Talent

Sophie is the Founder and Director of PXL Talent, a global headhunting and recruitment agency specialising in visual effects, animation and creative industries. Her expertise stems from various agency and in-house roles, most notably from her 7 years at DNEG. As Global Head of Talent Acquisition at DNEG, Sophie helped grow the business from 300 to several thousand. Other roles whilst at DNEG included Global Head of Human Resources and Global Head of PR and Communications.

Hayley Miller, Founder, World VFX Day

Hayley is the Founder of World VFX Day, which launched in December 2023. Hayley is also a marketing and PR consultant with over a decade across cinema, music, technology and, for the last 6 years, has worked solely in visual effects (Pixomondo, MPC/Technicolor Studios and Territory Studio).