Full Name
Wendy Aylsworth
Job Title
Chief Executive Officer
Walden Pond
Speaker Bio
A Fellow, former president, and former VP of Engineering (Standards) at SMPTE, Wendy Aylsworth has spent over 30 years in entertainment technology, bringing emerging technologies into production and distribution usage, and continues to provide technical consulting and strategic board guidance. While SVP of Emerging Technology at Warner Bros., she was a key leader in the transition and standardization of digital cinema that has become the mainstay of the industry. She led the digital transitions of the animation processes at Disney and Warner Bros., as seen in such hits as Lion King and Space Jam, and new technologies such as high frame rate, as seen in the Hobbit trilogy. Wendy is involved in many industry organizations to share knowledge and grow the next generation of entertainment professionals. In recognition of her work, Wendy has been honored with many awards, including the Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the Bob Lambert Technology Leadership Award from the Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California, and is a Lifetime Fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. Wendy holds a BSCE from the University of Michigan and an MS/MBA (Beta Gamma Sigma) from USC.
Wendy Aylsworth