Rob Cook, a former Pixar executive, has been appointed commissioner of theÂ General Services Administration‘s Technology Transformation Service that was established in a push to boost federal government technology.
GSA said Thursday Cook will formally begin his service asÂ TTS commissioner on Oct. 31Â andÂ lead an organization that will lookÂ to assist agencies on the delivery of digital products.
âRob is someone who has considerable experience both in delivering great technology and in building great organizations,â said Denise Turner Roth, GSA administrator.
âI canât think of a better or more qualified individual to take our emerging technology efforts at GSA to the next level.â
Rob Cook has four decades worth of experienceÂ in theÂ entertainment industry from rolesÂ with Pixar,Â Lucasfilm, Light Source andÂ Numinous.
He was the first to utilize Monte Carlo techniques in computer graphics and was the co-architect and primary author of the RenderMan software used in 19 out of the last 20 films that took home an Academy Award for visual effects.