Jimmy Hayward

Canadian-American film directorscreenwriter and animatorWorked at Pixar Animation Studios20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios, and was an animator for Toy StoryA Bug’s LifeToy Story 2Monsters, Inc., and Finding Nemo, Robots, Dr. Seuss‘ Horton Hears a Who!

Chris DiGiovanni

Chris earned his production stripes at MTV in the fast pace of New York City’s live action scene before moving west to join the then upstart CG house Pixar. After almost a decade that included 7 feature and 8 short films. His crews efforts yielding 22 Academy Award Nominations 7 Oscars and 7 Golden Globes for Pixar. Chris returned home to New York where he was named Production Manager at Blue Sky Animation Studios working with Steve Carell and Jim Carrey on Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who(20th Century Fox).

Alexander Kleiner

PHD professor in computer science and robotics in Linkoping University, Linkoping Sweden. Specializing in autonomous robot exploration, simultaneous localization and making (SLAM), distributed task allocation and multi-robot motion planning. Senior Principal Robotics Scientist at iRobot, Pasadena CA, developing of robot navigation algorithms and in charge of the AI software CleanMap. Currently developing “Face mapping” technology and facial recognition software.

Claire Glidden

Claire Glidden is an Animation Creative Executive whose career includes a variety of disciplines and contacts. She served as Creative Development Executive at IDT Animation in Burbank as well as Creative Development & Production Associate at Walt Disney Feature Animation working with creative teams on animated projects including PIXAR films, animated shorts, Walt Disney Imagineering Theme Park Productions and UNICEF. Her early career includes Associate Producer for David Kirschner Productions and Turner Feature Animation (“The Pagemaster”, “Cats Don’t Dance”, “Hocus Pocus”), as well as positions at Hanna-Barbera Productions and The Muppet Magazine and Mickey Mouse Magazines in New York City.

Heiko Nemmert

CEO/ Managing Partner of Baby Giant Hollyberg. morro images GmbH& Co. KG. Previously at Magna Mana Postproduction Berlin, GmbH, and StarCrest Media GmbH.

Douglas H. Morseburg

a partner at Leech Tishman and a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group. Doug is based in Leech Tishman’s Los Angeles office and specializes in litigation, counseling and licensing with respect to matters involving trademarks, copyrights, patents, unfair trade practices, theft of trade secrets and false advertising.