Chris is a 13-year veteran of the video games industry, beginning his career in QA before joining UK business paper MCV as an assistant and rising up to editor. He's been part of the leadership team that created the Women In Games Awards, Best Places To Work Awards, Esports Pro, Meet The Indies @ Rezzed, the GamesIndustry 100 and more. He’s currently publisher for GamesIndustry.biz and is tasked with launching new projects and events around the world. He also contributes to the BBC, Sky News, The Observer, and Doctor Who Magazine.
Frontier Developments CEO David Braben joins Chris Dring for a fireside chat on 25 years of Frontier in the studio’s 25th anniversary year. David charts a quarter century of games industry history via the path his studio has taken to its current success. Expect anecdotes, musings and sage advice from one the industry’s premier figures.
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Jo Twist, OBE
Develop:Brighton is especially unique - it’s by the seaside and there’s a lovely relaxed tone that goes with that.The talks are cool, the networking is cool and having the opportunity to catch up with people – that’s always the excitement for me!
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Ian Livingstone, CBE
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