BAME in Games
Kish Hirani marks 22 years in the gamesindustry this year. He started as a software engineer, swiftly attaining technical director or equivalent roles at development studios and publishing houses like Acclaim, THQ, BBC Multimedia to name a few… The second half of his career he moved to platform holders starting with Microsoft then settling at Sony PlayStation for 8 years as their Head of Developer Services, developing and managing resources for all developer facing technical activities covering the historic PAL regions. Currently, he is a freelance tech consultant, mentor, advisor in the gamesindustry and has taken up the voluntary position of the first Chair of the UK advocacy group BAME in Games (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic), promoting ethnic minority diversity in the videogames industry. He is also on the board of Women in Game promoting diversity in workplace and helping with their soon to be launched mentorship program.