Claire Boissiere is an experienced video game executive and story producer/writer. She has been at the forefront of games development for nearly 20 years, working across production, design and narrative to deliver innovative and award-winning games across console, PC, AR and VR.
Claire has previously been Game Director at Kuju Entertainment on Microsoft Train Simulator, Producer at Media Molecule on Little Big Planet and Production Manager at Sony PlayStation on the seminal Augmented Reality games EyePet Move and PSP, the BAFTA nominated Wonderbook: Book of Spells and its sequel Book of Potions. During Wonderbook, Claire led the creative relationship with J. K. Rowling.
She was recently been elected onto the BAFTA Games Committee and celebrated by GIBiz as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Games 2019. Claire is also the Vice Chair of the BGI (British Games Institute) where she promotes the cultural heritage of games and is a champion of inclusivity for all. Claire is also an avid writer.
Russ Harding has had over 24 years of designing and creating innovative interactive experiences across a variety of genre & audiences. A vision holder & developer of the creative process, specialising in the use of emerging technologies such as AR & VR. He has created some of the most ground-breaking experiences in AR/VR.
While at Sony PlayStaion he creatively led the BAFTA nominated EyePet™ & award winning Wonderbook™ franchises. The foremost giving Russ the unique opportunity to work in close creative collaboration with J.K. Rowling. Most notably he was Creative Director on PlayStation®VR Worlds (the London Heist), which supported the launch of PSVR. On leaving Sony London Russ creatively collaborated on the award winning ‘Chainsmokers Paris VR'.