Wendy Aylsworth

Wendy Aylsworth is CEO of Walden Pond, providing entertainment technology consulting and strategic board guidance for entities focused on emerging ecosystems and nascent technologies. Her entertainment career has spanned more than 35 years with significant positions at Warner Bros. and Disney transitioning older technologies to more efficient digital processes.

A sampling of Wendy’s significant accomplishments includes the establishment and operations of the digital production pipeline at Warner Bros. Feature Animation division, the conversion of analog to digital workflows throughout the Warner Bros. organization, the standardization of digital cinema both domestically and internationally, and the first world exhibition of high-frame-rate content on Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy.

A long-time volunteer in the industry’s non-profit sector, Wendy currently sits on several non-profit boards, including being a Governor at the Television Academy for the newly created Science & Technology Peer Group.

In recognition of her accomplishments, Wendy has been honored with many awards, including the Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the Bob Lambert Technology Leadership Award from the USC ETC, the Ken Mason InterSociety Award for lifetime achievement, the Progress Medal from the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), and is a Lifetime SMPTE Fellow.

Wendy holds a BSCE from the University of Michigan and an MS/MBA (Beta Gamma Sigma) from USC.