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Women in Games: The Gamasutra 20

May 21, 2008 Article Start Previous Page 18 of 21 Next

Kathy Schoback

Vice President of Global Events, Think Services

Career overview

After spending nine years at Sega of America, Kathy Schoback joined Think Services, where she is in charge of the annual Game Developers Conference.

Before her move to Think Services, Schoback was responsible for content acquisition for the game physics outfit at AGEIA, where she played a significant role in the life of the company's physics engine PhysX SDK. With her background in business as well as leadership, Schoback has also worked as the Director of Product Operations at Eidos in San Francisco, where she was responsible for licensing on emerging platforms.

Major accomplishments

Schoback served on the board of the IGDA from 2001 to 2005, and is the chair of the development committee for the Women in Games International.

While working in business development at Sega, she routinely exceeded sale and revenue expectations, leading to her appointment as the Director External Development, allowing her to work with top independent developers.


"I want to inject a more rounded and human approach to the video game industry workplace," Schoback has said of her open-minded approach, "by living the example of workplace balance, and by creating a balanced environment for my team and respecting the quality of life of my coworkers."

What her peers say

Brenda: "Kathy is a true power player in the industry, and a real inspiration to any woman looking to break in. She's also proof positive that the glass ceiling had a really low armor class."

Note: Think Services is also the parent of Gamasutra.

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