Scott Dyer is Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and Head of Shared Services for Corus Entertainment Inc., responsible for leading all of the Company’s divisional and corporate technological undertakings. In this role, Scott has operational and strategic responsibility for the hardware, software, personnel and technical resources of Corus’ core and new media businesses, focusing on process redesign and business intelligence across all of Corus’ divisions and departments.
Scott also oversaw the design and construction of Corus’ new waterfront headquarters, Corus Quay. This facility is home to more than 20 television signals, three radio stations and more than 1,000 employees. This highly advanced broadcast center was designed to support Corus’ growth in both traditional and new media, and combines best-of-class hardware and software in an integrated digital workflow.
Prior to this position, Scott was Executive Vice President, General Manager, Corus Kids. Scott began his tenure at Corus as Executive Vice President, Production and Development at Nelvana, which produces internationally renowned and award-winning children’s animated content such as Babar and Franklin. At Nelvana, Scott helped guide the creative vision and technological development of Nelvana’s high-calibre team of animators, developers and producers.
Trained as a mathematician at Carnegie Mellon University, Scott entered the animation business after spending three years in Utah working on visual systems for flight simulators. His first entertainment industry career saw him producing commercial effects for television at Cranston/Csuri Productions, one of the first computer animation companies in North America.
Expertise in that field led Scott to a professorship at Ohio State University, where he spent four years running a research group that applied computer animation to science at The Ohio Supercomputer Center. Scott started Windlight Studios with a group of partners in 1993, and joined Nelvana in 1997 after Nelvana acquired the Dyer-produced pilot of Emmy® award-winning CGI series Rolie Polie Olie.