Joel Bruck serves as the Director of Systems at Pixar Animation Studios, facilitating creative storytelling through innovative and efficient technology and infrastructure.  As part of this, Joel and his teams are responsible for the architecture and management of Pixar’s on-premise data centers and technical spaces; partnering with Pixar’s Facilities group to maintain a high degree of uptime on over 3MW of protected server load capacity.   Joel truly enjoys his work in this area as it represents a perfect intersection of his lifelong passion for technology and his education in economics and environmental studies.