Jamie's career in the entertainment business spans the BBC, Criterion Games, Codemasters, Virgin Media and Sony Computer Entertainment. He has done tech start-ups, run game studios, been a senior corporate executive and won his fair share of awards, including 4 BAFTAs. He has created new game genres, produced top-rated annual franchises and brought innovation to every company he has been associated with. At Sony he founded and ran the most profitable studio in their global organisation. Jamie has a BA from UEA and an MSc. from York University; he is on the Advisory Board of the Develop Conference and the Children's Media Conference; he sits on the Computer Games Skills Council; was on the board of TIGA for 5 years and is a voting member of BAFTA. Jamie co-founded Mindwave Ventures in 2014 to bring the visual aesthetics, design techniques and engineering smarts of HD games development into the healthcare market.
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