PowerToFly Heard from Women Leaders in Gaming in London
PowerToFly was thrilled to co-host our second ever event in London on October 10th. For this special evening, we partnered with NaturalMotion to present an invite-only night for women in gaming and technology featuring women leaders and allies in gaming and interactive entertainment from NaturalMotion, BossAlien, Gram Games and Zynga.
Hosted by PowerToFly's Brinley Bruton, the evening kicked off with a keynotes address by Julian Widdows, Vice President, NaturalMotion before jumping into tech talks and discussion lead by:
- Demmie Apte (Product Manager – BossAlien)
- Maria Camenzuli (Software Engineer – BossAlien)
- Sonja Angesleva (Lead Product Manager - Zynga)
- Jet Villaflor (Lead Experience Designer - Zynga)
- Elvan Gulec (Product Manager - Gram Games)
- Kristine Braid (Senior Producer - NaturalMotion)
Zynga Studios actively cultivate a culture of diversity, creativity, and growth in the pursuit of their core mission: Connecting the World Through Games. Named the #1 Mobile Games Company by PocketGamer in 2019.
For more information about Zynga, including their open roles, visit Zynga's page on PowerToFly.
About NaturalMotion & BossAlien: Our goal is to wow people with creativity and technology. We take pride in making titles that reach a large audience and in creating communities that last. In 2018, Zynga announced a multi-year licensing agreement with Disney to develop and publish new mobile games in the Star Wars™ universe. We're very proud and excited that our teams at our London and Brighton studios will help lead that charge. Winners of one of the Best Places To Work in the UK video games industry, at the Gamesindustry.biz Awards.
About Gram Games: We have one goal, and one passion: to have fun, and to turn that fun into top-notch games played by hundreds of millions of players around the world. Since our founding in 2012, we have worked to take that passion and build a company culture around it. With studios in both London and Istanbul, we joined the Zynga family in June 2018.
Find out more about us here http://gram.gs/
PowerToFly's Deveshe Dutt, Jamie Lipiner and Brinley Bruton arrive at the event.
Networking before our programming begins.
Enjoying some refreshments at the event.
A full crowd as we kickoff our presentations.
NaturalMotion's Julian Widdows delivers his keynote address.
A look at our amazing panel.
Another look at our panel.
Taking questions from the audience.
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Founded in 2012, Peloton brought top talent together in its Silicon Alley headquarters to create a new concept in fitness. In their words, "We loved cycling but had a hard time finding a workout that consistently fit our schedules, and our at-home workouts never felt quite up to par. So, we set out to create a world-class indoor cycling studio experience on your time, and in the comfort of your own home."
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The unique evening will take place on Wednesday, February 12th from 6pm to 8:30pm at 125 W 25th Street.