Vice President of Global Events, Think Services
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.
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.
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.
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.