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Mark Mine

Walt Disney Imagineering
Executive Creative Technology
Research & Development

Mark Mine is a creative technology executive for Walt Disney Imagineering. In his role, Mark is responsible for directing and coordinating the development and integration of real-time and pre-rendered computer graphics technologies and techniques into the WDI design process. Mark has direct oversight to the development of tools and technologies required to enable new forms of interactive design visualization of current and future Disney attractions. He and his team guide the development of immersive virtual reality systems to help Imagineers “see” the lands, attractions and experiences guests will enjoy before construction ever begins.

Mark has been with Imagineering for close to 20 years and was originally brought on as a programmer and designer for the DisneyQuest project. Today him team supports the design and delivery of most major theme park projects under development. Recent projects include major attractions at Shanghai Disneyland, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Walt Disney World and La Place de Remy mini-land at Walt Disney Studios Park near Paris. As an Imagineer, Mark has been influential in driving the development of tools for ideation, design, delivery, and production for WDI overall.

Prior to joining Imagineering, Mark earned a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill where he specialized in real-time computer graphics and virtual environment interaction techniques. Before that he was a spacecraft system engineer for Jet Propulsion Laboratories, where he developed software used in the Neptune and Uranus Voyager Spacecraft encounters. Mark holds an M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California, and a B.S. degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, April 14

4:30pm PDT