Jay Ward is a top innovation virtual keynote speaker, a Creative Director of Franchise at Pixar, and a consultant on all Cars-related projects worldwide. He provides automotive and franchise expertise to both Disney and its partners in matters pertaining to Consumer Products, Interactive, Marketing, Publishing, and Theme Parks.
Specializing in storytelling through character design, Deanna has worked at Pixar Animation Studios since 2012. Her credits include Luca (2021), Soul (2020), Onward (2020), Toy Story 4 (2019), Incredibles 2 (2018), Bao (2018), Inside Out (2015) & The Good Dinosaur (2013). Deanna delivers panel talks & leads workshops world-wide, having been hosted by SXSW, D23, ILM, Leaders London, Pixelatl, CTNX & The Walt Disney Family Museum.
Matthew Luhn is a writer, story and branding consultant, creative writing instructor and keynote speaker with over 25 years’ experience creating stories and characters at Pixar Animation Studios, The Simpsons, and beyond.