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Andy Wood

Digital Visionary

Andy is currently the President of Cubic Motion, whose technology enabled the creation of Siren — the world’s first high-fidelity digital human!

Andy Wood has a long history in computer animation and digital imaging. He founded USD — the company who marketed and sold over fifty No.1 video games such as The Hobbit, Mortal Kombat, and FIFA Soccer, as well as U-Vibe Records. As chairman and co-founder of Mirage, Andy developed and published HR Giger’s Darkseed, Humans and Rise of the Robots. He was also a founding committee member of the video games trade body UKIE; Board Advisor to Europress; and was appointed to the board of Real World and WOMAD. Andy even co-invented the text to animation language Gabble and produced the animated video for Peter Gabriel’s Book of Love.

Andy also co-founded the interactive music and video app WholeWorldBand, the distribution company The Producers; video game marketing agency Barrington Harvey; digital marketing agency Great Fridays; Rally Championship through Actualize; Hypergallery; Brereton Hall; Bar Cuba with several English rock band members, and occasionally plays double bass in a gypsy jazz trio.

As CEO of Image Metrics and Optasia, the then leaders in computer performance-based facial animation and medical imaging, Andy worked on Grand Theft Auto, Harry Potter, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons among others.