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Jim Jeffers

Intel
Senior Principal Engineer, Senior Director, Advanced Rendering and Visualisation
Jim leads the design and development of the open source rendering library family known as the
Intel® oneAPI Rendering Toolkit. Render Kit is used for generating animated movies, special
effects, automobile design and scientific visualization, with close collaborations with studios like
DreamWorks Animation and scientists at the Hawking Centre for Theoretical Cosmology. Jim
joined Intel in 2008 participating in the development of manycore parallel computing and the
Intel® Xeon Phi™ product family, including co-authoring 4 books on manycore parallel
programming. Jim's experience includes software design and technical leadership in high
performance computing, graphics, digital television, and data communications. Jim's notable
work prior to Intel includes development for the Tech Emmy winning virtual 'First Down Line'
technology seen on live American football TV broadcasts. Jim is also a board member of the
Academy Software Foundation (www.aswf.io).
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