The keynote speaker for Hook, Line and Net '98 is David Plant, the market
development manager (Entertainment) for Silicon Graphics Canada.
Before joining Silicon Graphics, David Plant was the Film Commissioner for
the Toronto Film and Television Office, where he played a key role in
strengthening the Canadian entertainment industry.
Silicon Graphics Inc. develops high-performance computing technology for
several key industries, including manufacturing, government, entertainment,
communications, energy, the sciences, and education. Its subsidiary,
Silicon Graphics Canada, has its headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario and employs
140 people in six offices across Canada.
The company's systems, ranging from desktop workstations and servers to the
most powerful supercomputers in the world, deliver advanced computing and
3D visualization capabilities to scientific, engineering, and creative
professionals and large enterprises.
Silicon Graphics offers the entertainment industry everything from low-end
desktop workstations to servers and high-end Cray® supercomputers. Silicon
Graphics also markets MIPS® microprocessor designs, Alias|Wavefront
entertainment and design software and other software products.
Silicon Graphics products have been used in the production of major motion
pictures — like the current blockbuster Armageddon, the Oscar-winning epic
Titanic, and special-effects creations like Flubber and Dr. Dolittle.
And Silicon Graphics also provided the computer software used
to create Nintendo video games and elements of the animated
television show The Simpsons and Reboot, created and produced
in Vancouver by Mainframe.