Hilton Brighton Metropole 9 - 11 July 2019
Insight:Inspiration:Networking

Kish Hirani

Terra Virtua

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Kish Hirani is the CTO of Terra Virtua, an entertainment-focussed VR world
combining Netflix-style subscriptions for VR games with all assets and transactions
secured on the blockchain. 

He started in the video games industry in 1996 as a programmer the after day after graduating with a Masters from Edinburgh University, moving to technical leadership roles at notable development studios and publisher houses (Acclaim, BBC Multimedia, THQ) for the first half in the industry. He then moved over to platform-holders starting with Microsoft and soon after to Sony as

their Head of Developer Services, running the PlayStation developer technology services
division. 

He has also been the Chair of BAME in Games
and a Board member of Women in Games, voluntary positions for two advocacy orgs that exists to encourage more diverse talent working in the games and the wider entertainment industry. 

He has recently been listed as the Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech by Diversity UK.

 

Kish Hirani is speaking at the following session/s

The New World of Inclusion

Thursday 12th July: 12.15 - 13.00 : Room 7

Recent events in the world have helped the continued changes in the landscape – resulting in increased diversity, but there’s still a way to go!  This discussion is for anyone wanting to discuss helpful, productive and interesting ways to encourage more inclusion and less prejudice in our industry.

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