Head of Technology, Dreamworks
Kate Swanborg is Head of Technology Communications and Strategic Alliances for DreamWorks Animation. She is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the studio’s worldwide technology communications and business-to-business marketing efforts on behalf of the studio’s technology partners that include Hewlett Packard and Intel.
In her roles, Kate promotes DreamWorks Animation’s dedication to leveraging innovative technologies that enable the studio’s filmmakers and artists, and provide the foundation for new technology business initiatives. She is responsible for identifying and managing technology alliances and integrated co-marketing and branding campaigns with the studio’s technology partners. Collaborating closely with the studio and strategic alliance partner executive leadership teams, Kate ensures that DreamWorks Animation delivers consistent and compelling technology messages through a variety of mediums including presentations, press collateral, and studio showcases. A practiced public speaker, Kate is frequently requested to provide keynote addresses to further DreamWorks’ business messaging.
Previous to her current roles, Kate served as the studio’s Technology Production Manager where she collaborated with executive leadership, senior technology managers and film producers to develop strategies and action plans for producing animated feature films including Kung Fu Panda 2, Madagascar, How to Train Your Dragon and the Academy Award Winning Shrek. Kate also managed the integration of technology solutions for production, including major initiatives such as stereoscopic 3D and a full re-architecture of the studio’s proprietary tool sets.
Kate earned a MFA from the University of California, San Diego and a BA from Western Michigan University.