String of keynotes for Women in Games

String of keynotes for Women in Games

By Rob Crossley

March 8th 2010 at 5:01PM

TIGA CEO Richard Wilson adds to the growing list of keynote speakers

An updated list of Keynote speakers for the upcoming Women In Games conference has been announced.

The likes of TIGA CEO Richard Wilson will join Monumental Games HR manager Rebecca Bull as well as Annette Williams, the director of the UK Resource Centre for Women in Science.

The full list of speakers, sent through to Develop, can be found below.

Now in its seventh year, the Women In Games conference looks to debate and explore the role of female developers and executives in the game industry. It will showcase academic research and latest technologies relating to games and women.

Women In Games kicks off from March 25 in Bradford, UK. Go here for Develop’s dedicated page on the two-day event.

Women In Games 2010 keynotes:

Dr Richard Wilson (CEO TIGA)

Sheri Graner Ray (Senior Designer with Schell Games and author of "Gender Inclusive Game Design- Expanding the Market")

Dr Aphra Kerr (Department of Sociology at the National University of Ireland Maynooth and author of ''The Business and Culture of Digital Games: gamework/ gameplay")

Rebecca Bull MCIPD (Human Resources Manager at Monumental Games)

Paul Mayze (Chief Operating Officer at Monumental Games and a Director of Tiga)

Dr Hannah Marston (PhD in Virtual Reality and Gerontology at Teesside University)

Andrew Walker (CEO of Neutek Ltd.)

Annette Williams (Director of the UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (UKRC))

Kevin Farrar (Smarter Planet Business Incubation & IBM Academic Initiative, IBM)

Panel guests:
Helen W Kennedy (DIGRA/ Deputy Head of Department of Culture, Media and Drama, UWE)

David Smith (Managing Director, Interactive Selection)

Nicola Bhalerao (Principal Software Architect, Rare- Microsoft Game Studios)

Maria Stukoff (Academic Partnership Manager, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe)

Venita Pereira (Designer, Team 17)

Jessica Kelham (Production Assistant, Team 17)

Hollie Heraghty (Recruitment Manager, Aardvark Swift)