Leading for innovation at some of the most advanced organizations in the world.
Greg Brandeau was President and COO of MakerMedia. Previously, he served as the Chief Technology Officer for The Walt Disney Studios. He is currently an author, speaker, board member, and innovation adviser, applying his research on and experience with innovation to serve high-impact organizations. Greg is also the part-time COO of Chromatik.
Prior to that, Greg held the post of Senior Vice President of Technology for Pixar and Disney Animation Studios. He joined Pixar in 1996 as the Studio’s Director of Technology. After five successful years, during which he was promoted to Vice President, he left the studio to broaden his expertise within other areas of technology. He returned to Pixar in 2004 and was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2006. In that role, Greg was responsible for providing, maintaining, and continually adapting the systems and technology used in creating computer animated feature films that allowed Pixar to continually be on the cutting edge of filmmaking.
Greg served as Chief Information Officer for the biotechnology startup Perlegen Sciences and has held senior level positions in Silicon Valley, including Director of Operations at NeXT.
He is the co-author of the award-winning book Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation, published by Harvard Business Review Press.
Greg is a Member of the Visiting Committee for the Humanities at MIT, an Advisory Board Member at Calit2, and a Board Member of Independent Means Inc.