Chris Hewish

Executive Vice President of Interactive, Skydance Media

Chris Hewish

Executive Vice President of Interactive, Skydance Media

Biography

Chris Hewish is an award winning interactive executive, with decades of experience managing daily operations and long-term strategies for companies of various sizes. Over the years he’s been fortunate to work with highly motivated teams producing high quality games. As EVP of Interactive at Skydance Media, Hewish is responsible for helping to set and execute the overall strategy for Skydance Interactive, as well as oversee development, partnerships, and new business opportunities. Hewish most recently served as Head of Studio and Publishing at leading VR company Survios, lead a team responsible for the release of Raw Data, the first VR game to generate over $1M in revenue in its first month and the first VR game to hit the #1 spot for all games available on Steam. Prior to his time at Survios, Hewish served as Chief Executive Officer of social gaming company Bonanza Media, releasing titles including Bingo Home: Race To Earth and Shrek Slots Adventure. Previously, he spent six years as DreamWorks Animation’s Head of Global Interactive, where he received an Annie Award for his creative work on the Kung Fu Pandavideo game, as well as an Apple App Store Best of 2013 award for the Turbo Racing League mobile game. This followed a thirteen-year stint at Activision Blizzard, where he held posts including Lead Game Designer and Executive Producer. Hewish holds a B.A. degree from the University of Southern Maine.

All session by Chris Hewish

PANEL: Hollywood & Games

4:40 pm- 5:20 pm