Pascal Bérard

Pascal Bérard is a joint PhD student at the Computer Graphics Lab at ETH Zurich and at Disney Research Zurich. He is researching new methods to capture, model, and animate virtual humans for applications in the visual effects industry. Pascal’s primary focus is on the human eye and he designed new systems for the acquisition and creation of high-fidelity models of human eyes. Pascal contributed to movies like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Doctor Strange and he recently made it onto the Forbes 30 under 30 Europe list.


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Greg Shapiro

Greg Shapiro is the Academy Award-winning producer of THE HURT LOCKER, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, which received a total of six Oscars including Best Picture. Shapiro was also executive producer on Bigelow’s ZERO DARK THIRTY, which received five Academy Award® nominations, and Bruce Robinson’s THE RUM DIARY, starring Johnny Depp. His upcoming films include SERENITY, as well as RICHARD SAYS GOODBYE. Shapiro also produced James Gray’s THE IMMIGRANT, which premiered at the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival as part of the official competition and was released by The Weinstein Company in 2014. His other producing credits include CHILD 44 directed by Daniel
Espinosa; THE CONSPIRATOR, directed by Robert Redford; THE RULES OF ATTRACTION directed by Roger Avary; and the popular HAROLD & KUMAR franchise.


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Patrick O'Luanaigh

Patrick O’Luanaigh is the founder and CEO of nDreams Ltd, a fast-growing independent games developer and publisher focused on virtual reality (VR) games and experiences. O’Luanaigh has over 19 years' experience within the gaming industry, having previously held senior positions at Codemasters including Head of External Development and Acquisitions, signing and producing titles such as the Music/MTV series and Operation Flashpoint. From 2000 to 2006, Patrick was Creative Director at Eidos/SCi, where he was responsible for game design, gameplay and overall quality on all titles, including Tomb Raider: Legend, Hitman: Blood Money, Just Cause and Conflict: Desert Storm. Patrick founded nDreams in late 2006, and has grown the company from a one-man team to one of the world’s leading VR specialists with over 40 full-time studio staff. Patrick is proud to have been a games member of BAFTA for many years.


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