About the Contributor:
The Academy reconstituted its Science and Technology Council in 2003, and as its first director, Maltz is responsible for developing and implementing its operational plan, administering the Council’s day-to-day operations, for individual contributions to selected Council initiatives and for representing the Academy on science and technology issues at industry, government and academic forums. Previous to the Academy, Maltz was CEO of Avica Technology Corp., where he led the first worldwide commercial deployment of digital cinema servers, drove the development of key technologies for digital cinema, and was heavily involved with the digital releases of many major motion pictures in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Previous to Avica, Maltz served as a consultant to companies such as Sharp Electronics and Microsoft, where he spearheaded the development of the Advanced Authoring Format. Prior to these assignments, he was executive vice president of operations and engineering for nonlinear editing pioneer Ediflex Digital Systems.