Khally is HR and Facilities Manager at Payload Studios, creators of the award winning TerraTech and the Tentacle Zone (events and games hub).
In 2019 Khally launched Payload’s diversity initiative, including the Game On series of inclusion focused events. These regular events are open to the wider games industry and accelerate change by improving knowledge and understanding of issues related to inclusion via free panels, workshops and talks. Over the last 18 months, the events have welcomed hundreds of attendees from over 200 different studios and organisations.
Khally also has over a decade of experience working in the creative industries, is a games industry mentor, inclusion advocate, and actively promotes the industry through educational outreach.
Driving Diversity will discuss the business case for building diverse and inclusive studios and demonstrate why this is integral to the future success of the games industry. Khally will highlight some of the key challenges of creating more inclusive workplaces and provide solutions, including actionable steps for both companies and individuals.
The business case for building more inclusive and diverse games studios
The key challenges of creating more inclusive workplaces and a diverse games industry
Actionable steps to promote workplace inclusion that attendees can use to inspire change within their own organisations
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Develop is an excellent way of catching up with people – there’s a really nice community feel here.
Mike Bithell Games
We are so lucky to have Develop here in the UK. It’s a unique event where you can come and discover new things with people who care passionately about video games. It’s a sea full of new ideas.
Develop always gets put in the diary. There are many reasons to be here, not just the talks, but the networking, people exchanging ideas about where the industry is right now and where it’s going to. It’s pretty essential to be here I think.
Ian Livingstone, CBE
I’ve been to every single Develop in the last 12 years. One thing you get here is networking - you will meet the most amazing individuals in the video games industry.
Develop is a really great way to network, it’s also great for going to talks and finding that little tip that you didn’t know before and thinking – oh I’ll bring that back to the team!
Develop is the must-attend event for the games industry in the UK. It’s where we all come together and learn from each other. It’s the best way into the industry and it’s the best place to learn from your colleagues.
Building games is hard and it’s taxing physically, mentally and emotionally. So being around a community that understands that is great – there’s a comraderie here.
I really like Develop, I really like the intimacy of it and I love the location.. there’s a good diversity of talks going on so there hasn’t been a time when there’s nothing I want to see.
Develop:Brighton’s a great conference. It’s got a spread of people from all parts of the games industry talking about such a wide range of topics.
There’s really something for everyone at Develop and the experience of being around like-minded people is really useful.
There are many ways you can be part of Develop:Brighton - including taking a booth in the Expo or choosing one of the many sponsorship opporunities during the event or at the Star Awards.Contact us now!