Nick has served as CTO of Walt Disney Animation Studios since 2016 where he is responsible for technology and innovation across the studio and has credits including Moana, Ralph Breaks the Internet, and Frozen 2. Prior to Disney, Nick spent 13 years at MPC leading technology for all feature film visual effects work on over 100 productions from the Harry Potter films through to The Jungle Book.
As an active member of the visual effects and animation community, Nick is passionate about cross-industry collaboration and innovation. As part of the Visual Effects Society’s Technology Committee Nick helped found, and still actively leads, the VFX Reference Platform initiative which drives software harmonization and interoperability across digital content creation software.
Nick has a computer science degree from Royal Holloway, University Of London, and is a member of ACM SIGGRAPH, the Visual Effects Society, BAFTA, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.