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ADVISOR BIOGRAPHY

Athomas Goldberg is a solutions-focused Senior Executive, Entrepreneur, and Board Member with more than 25 years of success across the computer gaming, visual effects, animation and performing arts industries. Leveraging extensive experience in building virtual reality applications using real-time technologies, he is a valuable advisor for an organization seeking guidance with innovation. His broad areas of expertise include digital media, animation, artificial intelligence, augmented/virtual reality, and startups.

Throughout his executive career, Athomas has held leadership positions with Lifelike & Believable Animation Design, Black Tusk Studios (now The Coalition), Improv Technologies, Sun Microsystems, and Electronic Arts (EA).

2014 - Present

President - Lifelike & Believable Animation Design

  • Provide creative and technical leadership, support, and mentorship for companies developing interactive 3D content, tools, and technologies for Console, PC, Mobile, and VR/AR platforms
  • Successfully completed projects with Occulus VR and Epic Games

2010 - 2014

Technical Animation Director - Black Tusk Studios (now The Coalition)

Black Tusk Studios (now The Coalition)

  • Led the effort to develop new animation tools and techniques to leverage the power of the Xbox One game console
  • Responsible for In-Game Animation System and Feature Design at Black Tusk Studios, a division of Microsoft Studios
  • Served as a subject matter expert for real-time animation on a central committee within Microsoft Studios, advising first party studios on animation technology and direction on next-gen consoles

2005 - 2010

Technical Animation Director | Director of Animation and Simulation Technologies - Electronic Arts (EA)

Electronic Arts (EA)

  • Responsible for defining and implementing EA’s strategy for interactive believable characters on next-gen game platforms
  • Grew EA’s central animation technology group from ten to 25 developers
  • Established EA’s Animation Toolkit (ANT) as a common platform for in-game animation company-wide and as one of the gold standards for gameplay animation systems industry-wide

1999 - 2002

President/CTO - Improv Technologies, Inc.

  • Drove strategy and technology development and oversaw software development, sales, marketing, and business development efforts for the 40-person animation tools and games middleware company
  • Received the Computer Graphics Worlds Year 2000 Innovation Award for Orchestrate 3D, a non-linear real-time animation scripting and editing system

I’m Available To Advise On The Following Subjects

Artificial Intelligence

Digital Media

Animation

Start-Ups

Input and advice on a key project

Serve as a sounding board and second opinion on a key decision

Driving innovation on the frontiers of digital media and interactive content

Real-time interactive character animation

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