Use the GDC 2021 Session Viewer to browse and sort the ever-growing list of sessions by day, time, pass type, topic, and format. All registered attendees will be able to build their personal schedule directly within the event platform, once live early July 2021. All times are listed in Pacific Time.
As Chief Technologist of Skydance Interactive, Dr. Akemann is responsible for the strategic vision for technology for the company. Skydance Interactive was formed in April of 2016 when Skydance acquired leading game developer The Workshop Entertainment, of which Akemann was President and Co-Founder. Akemann launched The Workshop in 2008 alongside a group of original members of Treyarch, which sold to Activision in 2001 and now leads the Call of Duty franchise. He co-founded Treyarch in 1995, where he oversaw the development of the company's cross-platform graphics engine. Akemann has shipped over 20 titles across first, second and next-generation platforms, helped build the Treyarch team from three to over 200 employees, and led The Workshop and Skydance Interactive for over a decade. His 25 year career in gaming spans a wide breadth of acclaimed franchise games, including Archangel, Gears of War 4, XCOM 2, Armored Warfare, The Evil Within, Sorcery, Spider-man, Spider-man II and Die By The Sword, among others. He holds a PhD in mathematics from University of California Berkeley and BA in mathematics from the University of California San Diego.