As DNEG’s Global Chief Technology Officer, Paul Salvini provides strategic and technical direction to the visual effects and animation company's global technology team, based on a deep understanding of the importance of the role of technology in storytelling.Paul has over 25 years of experience in technology leadership roles. As CTO of SideFX, where he worked for 15 years, Paul oversaw the development of Houdini from beta onwards. As CTO of Christie Digital, he created and led the Research and Innovation and New Business Initiative departments, and an Advanced Technology Group. Most recently, Paul served as CEO of The Accelerator Centre, where he helped launch and mentor over 120 technology-based businesses working in a wide range of areas from data science, AI, computer vision and probiotics to autonomous vehicles.Paul also has a strong academic research background; he holds a PhD and MASc (specializing in the computer simulation of complex systems) as well as a MBA and a BMath in Computer Science.
We are DNEG, one of the world's leading visual effects and animation studios for feature film and television. We have over 20 years of industry experience and have been honoured with the Academy Award for 'Best VFX' six times.