President & CEO
Side Effects Software

Kim Davidson

Kim Davidson is the President and CEO of Side Effects Software a company he co-founded in 1987. Side Effects is a world-leading innovator of the advanced 3D animation and special effects Houdini® software. Kim has been awarded three Technical Achievement Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts including the Academy Award of Merit (Oscar). He received the J. Wesley Graham Medal in Computing and Innovation from the University of Waterloo.

Role with the VES
2023 VES Board of Directors 2022 VES Toronto Section Board Manager2013-2015 VES Toronto Section Board Chair