iCAD is an innovative academic outreach program initiated by Sony Pictures Imageworks to connect teaching faculty, students, and individuals at the world's leading computer graphics and animation institutes with industry professionals. Illustrating real-world production issues to help prepare graduates for professional careers and potential employment at Imageworks and the industry at large. The iCAD program builds relationships and nurtures future generations of digital talent through internships, open source training materials, and school visits (real & virtual) by recruiters, managers, and artists.