Jon has been developing and delivering innovative technical solutions for content creation companies for more than two decades.

As founding CTO of Weta Digital Jon was a principle architect of the ground-breaking infrastructure and pipelines developed for the Academy Award®-winning visual effects for Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. He’s worked for or with VFX, animation, game and film studios in the US, UK, India, China, New Zealand and Japan.

His credits include Broken Arrow, The Frighteners, Contact, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King. A native of Los Angeles, Jon is also an inventor, writer, and experienced public speaker with keynotes on digital film pipelines, visual effects, interface design, game development, digital storage, and networking infrastructures presented to worldwide audiences.