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Program Committee

A very special thank you to our Open Source Forum 2024 Program Committee!

  • Aliza Carpio headshot

    Aliza Carpio is Director Tech Evangelist at Autodesk. In this role, she creates strategies and leads product vision and tactics that enable engineers across the globe to work in communities of practice, collaborate in the code as code stewards, work with speed and build with a platform mindset.  Previously, she was Principal Tech Evangelist at Intuit.

  • Sean McDuffee headshot

    I’ve been involved with the ASWF for a few years now and have presented at Open Source Forum in the past. I’m a passionate graphics software professional with years of experience in both a dynamic film studio environment and as a leading technology vendor for 3D creators. Holistic understanding of the CG pipeline while working on software across multiple disciplines. 

  • Karen Raz headshot

    Karen Raz is the founder of Raz Public Relations, LLC, a boutique communications agency dedicated to amplifying the future of media and entertainment. Together with a stellar in-house team, Karen works with leading technology and creative companies in production, advertising, computer graphics, broadcast, visual effects and video games, including Amazon Studios, Amazon Web Services, Autodesk, AJA Video Systems, Epic Games and many more. Having experienced radical evolutions in entertainment; from analog to digital filmmaking, the disruption of content streaming, opportunities unlocked via cloud computing, and beyond, Karen’s perspective helps clients approach news and events with strategic insight. She began her career in entertainment technology on the PR team at ElectricImage Animation, and founded RazPR in 1997. Having attended over twenty Siggraph and NAB shows, and many GDC, SXSW, IBC, AICP, ASWF events, she has longstanding industry and media relationships—and an archive of photos to prove it! Karen is a member of the Visual Effects Society (VES) and served on the inaugural VES Emerging Technology Award committee in 2023.

  • Sean Wallitsch headshot

    Driven by a passion for innovation and with a knack for merging creativity and technical expertise, Sean leverages his background as a visual effects compositor and pipeline programmer to empower VFX and animation customers at AWS. When not working, you’ll find him with his family and needy cat, playing video games, or soaring through the skies as a pilot.


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