Marvel Studios executive Victoria Alonso to deliver keynote address at SIGGRAPH 2019

SIGGRAPH 2019 announces Marvel Studios executive vice-president of production Victoria Alonso as its keynote speaker. “Victoria is the ultimate symbol of where the computer graphics industry is headed and a true visionary for inclusivity,” said SIGGRAPH 2019 Conference Chair Mikki Rose. “Her outlook reflects the future I envision for computer graphics and for SIGGRAPH. I am thrilled to have her keynote this summer’s conference and cannot wait to hear more of her story.” Alonso has picked up multiple awards and honors in her career, including the 2015 New York Women in Film and Television Muse Award for Outstanding Vision and Achievement, the Advanced Imaging Society’s first female Harold Lloyd Award recipient, and the 2017 VES Visionary Award. A native of Buenos Aires, her career began in visual effects and included a four-year stint at Digital Domain. “I’ve been attending SIGGRAPH since before there was a line at the ladies’ room,” said Alonso. “I’m very much looking forward to having a candid conversation about the state of visual effects, diversity, and representation in our industry.” She added, “At Marvel Studios, we have always tried to push boundaries with both our storytelling and our visual effects. Bringing our work to SIGGRAPH each year offers us the opportunity to help shape the future of filmmaking.” The 2019 keynote session will be presented as a fireside chat, allowing attendees the opportunity to hear Alonso discuss her life and career in an intimate setting. SIGGRAPH 2019 will be held from 28 July to 1 August 2019 at the Los Angeles Convention Centre.