Location: Beijing, China Date:June 22, 2018
The “Future of Entertainment” Design Forum is hosted by ArtCenter College of Design (China) and the world-famous global Media/Entertainment community HPC(China), with the support of relevant authorities in Beijing and the People’ Government of Dongcheng District. We have invited government guests, leaders of the entertainment/tech/finance sectors, well-known domestic and foreign companies and investors to attend and share industry insights.
President / Tim J. Delaney Design Inc.
Mr. Delaney is the President of Tim J. Delaney Design Inc. a creative company of designers who develop, design and build projects throughout the world.
Mr. Delaney spent his thirty-four year career at Walt Disney Imagineering, the division of the Walt Disney Company that is the creative driving force behind the Disney themeparks, resorts, cruise ship lines, retail and dining experiences and Research & Development. Mr. Delaney was former VP of design/the Creative Director and Producer that led his teams in the design and construction of Disney themeparks projects throughout the world. With over $2.5 billion of completed projects that extend from California, to Orlando, to Paris, France to Hong Kong and Shanghai, Delaney has led his teams by taking them from the preliminary concept phases through construction to the opening days of the projects.
Tim Delaney graduated with Honors from Art Center College of Design in Industrial Design.
Matthew Charles Santoro
Director / VFX Artist
Matthew Charles Santoro launched his career as a director when his self-produced sci-fi concept piece, “OFFLINE” went viral, opening the door for his first feature film, “Higher Power,” a sci-fi thriller produced by “The Matrix” franchise veteran, Lorenzo di Bonaventura.
Santoro is currently developing his next movie, an adaptation of the comic book “We Kill Monsters” with Imagine Entertainment and White Horse Entertainment.
Before directing, Santoro was a creative consultant for Oscar-winning director Ron Howard and writer-director Akiva Goldsman. He also created the story for the hit graphic novel “Breath of Bones” with writer Steve Niles, which is now being developed into a feature film. Santoro has used his talents as a visual effects artist for over a decade on movies like “300,” “X-Men,” and “The Incredible Hulk.”
Creative Executive / NBA Universal
Disney show designer, producer and art director for over 25 years. Managed studio’screative staff at Disney Interactive, and was the Art Director for a variety of mobile products &games. Previously,he spent 8 years as Executive Director of Creative and New BusinessDevelopment for Walt Disney Imagineering R&D. He also spent 12 years in the theme park divisionat Imagineering in a variety of creative roles, working on attractions for Parks & Resorts inTokyo,Paris, and Orlando, most notably designing and show producing Test Track, presentedby General Motors, at Epcot in Walt Disney World Resort. Before his Disney career, hedesigned advanced concept vehicles as part of Honda’s R&D team for more than threeyears.
Lead Concept Artist / Blizzard Entertainment
Bin Zhang is a Lead concept artist at Blizzard Entertainment US, with more than 10+ years of experience in game industry. He has been leading the team created a game called Overwatch, a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter. Overwatch’s game design and art direction is so unique and fresh, since launch it has attracted more than 35 million players across the globe, also has won numerous game awards, including being named Game of the Year at The Game Awards 2016, D.I.C.E. Awards, and Game Developers Choice Awards, as well as several awards and nominations highlighting its art direction and as a leading multiplayer game.
Bin is a concept artist veteran, his expertise covers many different discipline, from character to environment, from UI to VFX, from illustration to production concepts, across fantasy to sci-fi. Some of his work also being featured in various books, such as <Book Of Tyrael>, <The Art of Overwatch>, <72 Transformations>.
CEO / Jaunt China
James Fong is the CEO of Jaunt China, heading up Jaunt VR’s operation in Greater China.
Before working at Jaunt China, James Fong was the CEO of Oriental DreamWorks. During his tenure, Kung Fu Panda 3, produced by Oriental DreamWorks, became the first animated film co-production with an American company in China.
From 2007 to 2010, James Fong served as the Managing Director of NBA China, responsible for performance venue and the development of NBA league game.
Before 2007, as the Managing Director of Microsoft China, James Fong was in charge of 165 million investment funds of Microsoft in China, as well as sales and promotion in 32 cities among 17 provinces.
He owns BSAAE from Purdue University and MBA from University of Pennsylvania, the Wharton School.
General Manager / Creative Design Department
Based on decade of design and management experience within company , Lavali built a design comprehensive system and a designer professional ability and quality estimate model internal of Tencent interactive entertainment department. Moreover, he created a set of methodology for design business, and developed a business process system works for creative ideas support. Lavali built and led an integrated design group, which served various of contents production for experience design, innovate marketing, creative content design,etc. This team provided service to support Tencent all games production lines efficiently, meanwhile also contributed a lot to generate a brand new Tencent games branding image in the industry.
President / Sky Limit Entertainment
Sam has beem working in film and entertainment industries for 15 years. Nominee of audio and visual technology awards by Asia and U.S. film industries for many times, including Hong Kong Film Awards, Tai Wan Golden Horse Awards, Hong Kong Golden Bauhinia Awards, Asian Film Awards and Golden Reel Awards. Visual effects producer of the movie Mojin -The Lost Legend, and the final box office sales of that movie reach 270million US dollar in China. Winner of 53th Taipei Golden horse film festival best visual effect. One of the founding shareholders of Phenom Films, the largest private film technology/post production company in China.
Sams co-found Sky Limit Entertainment with famous director Zhang Yimou, Sky Limit Entertainment has being focused on providing immersive, social, entertainment experience. SLE has launched a subversive entertainment brand – SoReal.
Lead / Operations Lab / NASA JPL
Victor Luo is currently employed at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, holding the title of Operations Laboratory Manager + Strategic Partnerships, where they have worked since October 2008. Victor is also currently employed at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, holding the title of Operations Lab Lead, where they have worked since October 2008.Victor lists the following professional experiences: virtual reality, augmented reality, natural user interfaces, enterprise software. Victor lists specific expertise in: software development, software production, business development, human robotic interactions, human computer interactions, user interfaces, user experiences Victor has recently used, evaluated, or purchased the following products: immersive visualization hardware devices, immersive visualization software platforms