Simon Crownshaw

Worldwide Lead for Media & Entertainment


Simon Crownshaw is the worldwide head for media and entertainment at Microsoft. He provides industry leadership to teams across studios, broadcasting, sports, publishing and advertising, and the solutions that power those focus areas. Crownshaw has almost 20 years of experience across all elements of the digital media landscape. Before joining Microsoft, he led technical solutions and strategy at multiple studios including the Walt Disney Company and Netflix, with expertise in production, postproduction, and the entire media supply chain. Crownshaw has also been involved in cutting-edge solutions that have leveraged game engine processing, and advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Crownshaw also sits on the boards of MovieLabs, Hollywood Professionals Association, Entertainment Technology Center at USC, and the Academy Software Foundation.

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