As DNEG’s Global Chief Technology Officer, Paul Salvini provides strategic and technical direction to the global technology team, overseeing technology initiatives across all of DNEG’s key offerings. An expert in the tech space, Paul was previously CEO of The Accelerator Centre, a not-for-profit business accelerator that provides guidance, mentorship, and support for technology start-ups, where he helped to launch and support over 120 technology-based businesses. Before this, Paul spent 15 years as CTO at SideFX, where he oversaw and guided the development of industry-standard visual effects and animation software tool Houdini from beta onwards. Paul also spent several years as CTO of audiovisual technology leader Christie Digital, where he was a key member of the global executive team. He has a strong academic research background, holding a Ph.D. and MASc (specializing in the computer simulation of complex systems), as well as an MBA and a BMath in Computer Science.