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Growing a Healthy Culture through Management Excellence at Xbox (Presented by Microsoft)

Nicholas Fang  (Director of Engineering, Xbox Player Experiences and Platforms)

Lindsey McQueeney  (Chief of Staff, The Initiative)

Luis Angel Mex  (Software Engineering Manager, Turn 10 Studios)

Soren Hannibal Nielsen  (Technical Director, The Initiative)

Mike Yurka  (Strategy and Operations Manager, Xbox Game Studios Quality)

Location: GDC Industry Stage, Expo Floor, South Hall

Date: Wednesday, March 22

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass

Topic: Production & Team Leadership

Format: Sponsored Session

Vault Recording: Video


Team culture can make or break a game’s success. Being creative, delivering innovative features, launching on time and at quality are all dependent on everyone on the team feeling like they’re doing their best work. At Xbox Game Studios, we are on a journey of developing management excellence, continually putting our learning and understanding into action. We believe managers are key to unlocking success for teams and, ultimately, for games. Whether you're a manager, an aspiring manager, or an individual contributor wanting to help shape your workplace culture, we invite you to join our panel for a candid conversation around the opportunities to grow and improve culture through management.