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Andy is currently the President of Cubic Motion, whose technology enabled the creation of Siren — the world’s first high-fidelity digital human!
Andy Wood has a long history in computer animation and digital imaging. He founded USD — the company who marketed and sold over fifty No.1 video games such as ‘The Hobbit’, ‘Mortal Kombat’, and ‘FIFA Soccer’, as well as U-Vibe Records. As chairman and co-founder of Mirage, Andy developed and published HR Giger’s ‘Darkseed’, ‘Humans’ and ‘Rise of the Robots’. He was also a founding committee member of the video games trade body UKIE; Board Advisor to Europress; and was appointed to the board of Real World and WOMAD. Andy even co-invented the text to animation language Gabble and produced the animated video for Peter Gabriel’s Book of Love.
Andy also co-founded the interactive music and video app WholeWorldBand, the distribution company The Producers; video game marketing agency Barrington Harvey; digital marketing agency Great Fridays; ‘Rally Championship’ through Actualize; Hypergallery; Brereton Hall; Bar Cuba with several English rock band members, and occasionally plays double bass in a gypsy jazz trio.
As CEO of Image Metrics and Optasia, the then leaders in computer performance-based facial animation and medical imaging, Andy worked on ‘Grand Theft Auto’, ‘Harry Potter’, and ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ among others.