Today we’re talking to Paul Salvini, Global CTO at DNEG. We dive into the world of VFX behind some of the biggest blockbuster films, what it takes to persist in the exponentially shifting media landscape, and what AI will do to cinemas, actors and film.

All of this right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast! 

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About Paul Salvini

With over 25 years of experience in executive leadership experience, I am the Global Chief Technology Officer at DNEG, a world-leading visual effects, feature animation, and creative studio. I oversee the technology strategy, vision, and execution for the company, which has delivered award-winning projects for films, TV shows, and streaming platforms.

I am passionate about fostering a culture of creativity and innovation, and empowering our talented teams to deliver cutting-edge solutions for our clients and audiences. I also have a strong academic background, with a PhD (Engineering) and MBA from the University of Toronto and a BMath (Computer Science) from the University of Waterloo.

About DNEG

DNEG ( is a world-leading visual entertainment services company for the creation of feature film, television, and multiplatform content, with worldwide offices and studios across North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

DNEG’s critically acclaimed work has earned the company seven Academy Awards® for Best Visual Effects and numerous BAFTA and Primetime EMMY® Awards for its high-quality VFX work. Current and upcoming DNEG projects on behalf of its Hollywood and global studio and production company partners include Masters of the Air (January 2024), Avatar: The Last Airbender (February 2024), Dune: Part Two (March 2024), Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire (March 2024), The Garfield Movie (May 2024), Furiosa (May 2024), Borderlands (August 2024), Mickey 17, Here, That Christmas, Eden, The Gorge, Animal Friends and The Cat in the Hat.

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Joel Beasley founded the Modern CTO Podcast in 2017 while writing his book, the Modern CTO book, with the goal of interviewing CTOs and sharing their experiences with others in the tech community.

Joel’s conversational style and insightful questions quickly gained traction, attracting high-profile guests such as Microsoft’s CTO, Kevin Scott, and T-Mobile’s CIO, Cody Stanford. With each episode, the podcast’s popularity continued to grow, and soon, Joel found himself with a waiting list of future guests.

Today, the Modern CTO Podcast has become the number one leadership and tech podcast in the world, with over 150k active listeners, including CTOs, lead developers, and rising tech leaders. Joel’s commitment to creating a conversational atmosphere for his guests to share their experiences has inspired a new generation of leaders and innovators.

As the success of the podcast grew, Joel founded ProSeries Media, a podcast production company that helps companies worldwide create their own podcasts. With a team of producers, content creators, and podcast bookers, ProSeries Media produces over ten shows, providing a platform for companies to connect with their audience and share their expertise.

Through his work on the Modern CTO Podcast and ProSeries Media, Joel Beasley has become a respected voice in the tech industry, inspiring others to share their knowledge and insights with the wider community. His passion for creating engaging content that informs, inspires, and entertains has made him a sought-after speaker and advisor on all things tech.

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