The Games Industry In Numbers
5.30 - 8.30PM - Thurs 23rd November @ QUAD DERBY
The importance of the UK games sector.
With approximately 32.4 million people in the UK who play games. The opportunity for the UK games industry have never been greater, it is the 5th largest video game market in 2017 in terms of consumer revenues, with a consumer spend valued at £4.33 billion.
With 2,175 active games companies in the UK operating at all sizes and scales and across the full spectrum of games technologies such as Mobile, PC and console, to fast developing sectors such a VR/AR, esports and Artificial Intelligence. We will hear from Dr Jo Twist OBE, who is the CEO of UKIE (the UK Interactive Entertainment) the only trade body for the UK’s games and Interactive Entertainment Industry who will break down the stats, opportunities and how the UKIE can help you.
Jo is CEO of Ukie, the trade body for UK games and interactive entertainment, making the UK the best place in the world to make games.
Previously, Jo was Channel 4 Education Commissioning Editor where she commissioned Digital Emmy-winning Battlefront II, free to play browser and iOS games and social media projects. Jo was Multiplatform Commissioner for BBC Entertainment & Switch, BBC Three Multiplatform Channel Editor, and technology reporter for BBC News. She is Deputy Chair of the British Screen Advisory Council, London Tech Ambassador, BAFTA Games Committee member, and sits on a number of boards and advisory groups.
In 2016 she was awarded an OBE for services to the creative industries and won the MCV 30 Women in Games award for Outstanding Contribution. She is a Vice President for games and accessibility charity, SpecialEffect and the government’s Sector Champion for Disabilities.