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Speaker

Speaker

Kish Hirani

Terra Virtua

CTO

Speaker Biography

Kish Hirani has nearly 25 years experience in the video-games industry. He started as a software engineer, swiftly attaining technical director roles at development studios and publishing houses including BBC Worldwide Multimedia. For the second half of his career he moved to platform holders, starting with Microsoft then settling at Sony PlayStation for 8 years as their Head of Developer Services division, developing and managing resources for developer-facing technical activities. Currently, he is the CTO of immersive entertainment platform Terra Virtua, as well as the first Chair of the UK advocacy group BAME in Games, promoting diversity in the industry.

He was listed as one of ‘The Top 100 most influential BAME leaders in UK Tech’ 2019 in the Financial Times; awarded the ‘Diversity Star Award’ at the annual video-games Develop:Star Awards, 2019 and listed as ‘The Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech’ by Diversity UK in 2018.

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