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Operation Innovation: How Xbox Employs Military Talents in Gaming

Fiona Cherbak  (Lead Talent Program Manager, Xbox Game Studios)

iAsia Brown  (Senior Producer, Xbox Game Studios Publishing)

Lisa Elswick  (Vice President, USO Transition Programs , USO)

Jenn Panattoni  (Head of Xbox Social Impact, Xbox/Microsoft)

Jason Coon  (Director of Xbox Safety Operations, Xbox/Microsoft)

Location: Room 3005, West Hall

Date: Thursday, March 21

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Indie Games Summit Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Game Career Development

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: Intermediate

In partnership with the USO, join our Xbox experts to learn about military transition into game development roles and the career pathways available to service members military vets seeking re-skilling and job opportunities in the games industry. Our panel includes Jenn Panattoni, head of Xbox Social Impact, Eric Zu Hone, director of Military Affairs at Microsoft, Jason Coon, head of Xbox Safety, and iAsia Brown, senior producer at Xbox Game Studios Publishing, as they share insights on the Xbox approach to supporting our vets. Moderated by Fiona Cherbak, lead talent program manager at Xbox Game Studios.


Attendees will take away deeper knowledge about programs and initiatives that support transitioning military into game development careers at Xbox and elsewhere in the games industry.

Intended Audience

Target audience is a blend of early-in-career and intermediate game developers and transitioning military seeking knowledge and tools to develop and launch their careers in the games industry.

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