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New Face of Gaming (Presented by Xbox)

Brittney Pettway  (Senior Talent Pipeline Program Manager,, Mojang Studios)

Calicia Johnson  (Senior Program Manager, Xbox)

Keirten Nivol  (Software Engineer, Gaming Publisher eXperience)

Ron Brown  (Studio Quality of Life Program Manager, 343 Industries)

Austin Joseph  (Product Marketing Manager, Xbox)

Location: Virtual GDC Platform

Date: Thursday, March 24

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass, All Access Online Only Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Game Career Development

Format: Sponsored Session

Viewing Experience: Virtual

Vault Recording: Not Recorded

Audience Level: No

Xbox Game Studios

Our Xbox panelists Calicia Johnson, senior program manager at Xbox, Keirten Nivol, software engineer in Gaming Publisher eXperience, Ron Brown, Studio Quality of Life Program Manager at 343 Industries and Xbox marketing manager Austin Joseph will share their experiences in gaming and explore how diverse voices are contributing to the evolution of the gaming industry. We'll also touch on how the evolution of gaming is making the industry a more inclusive place for all where gamers can see themselves in the games they play. Session moderated by Brittney Pettway, Senior Talent Pipeline Program Manager at Mojang Studios.


This is a close-up opportunity to hear first-hand stories and experiences from our diverse set of Xbox Game Studios leaders, as they share their best practices, personal perspectives and lessons learned as team and studio leaders.

Intended Audience

This session is intended for all audience members interested in learning more about the inclusive culture, leadership and talent development at Xbox Game Studios, from early-in-career to seasoned game professionals.