Since 2012, Thomas Gronert is head of Digital Film Design – Animation/VFX at MD.H in Munich. As Dean his tasks include the development of this innovative faculty at all three locations of the university. Besides lecturing he is CEO at Missing Link Software Solutions GmbH developing solutions for medium-sized companies and organizing events within the media industry. As Program Director of the animago AWARD&CONFERENCE he has hired top-level speakers from all over the world for the two-day conference program for many years. As a welcome side effect his students at MD.H benefit from presentations and workshops that the stars of Animation and VFX hold on the campus where they speak about their experience gained in big productions.