VP Systems Engineering
Stephen Kowalski is VP Systems Engineering at Sony Pictures Imageworks. Stephen is responsible for all design, build and operations of the technical computing environments used to create CGI visual effects and animation for feature films.
Stephen has accumulated more than 20 years of experience in the post-production and visual effects fields. He joined Imageworks in 1995 as a Technical Assistant and, since that time, has acquired comprehensive knowledge of visual effects technologies and workflows.
As the head of Imageworks Systems Engineering, Stephen has led teams through numerous site changes, expansions and office relocations. Most recently, he constructed a landmark remote data center to support U.S. and Canadian operations and helped establish a new state-of-the-art headquarters for Imageworks in downtown Vancouver, BC.
Stephen holds a BA in Philosophy from Vassar College. He resides in Los Angeles, California.