The next episode of TechBlast’s webinar series Launchpad features Simon Benson, creator of PlayStation VR and director of immersive technology at IN4 Group, operator of HOST.
Launchpad, brought to you in association with Tyto PR, will reveal what it takes to scale a successful technology startup via honest conversations with entrepreneurs, investors & other key industry players who have a story to tell.
Simon began his career as an immersive simulation engineer at BAE Systems before entering the world of videogames at Evolution Studios and leading development of PlayStation 3 launch title MotorStorm. After Sony acquired Evolution, he pioneered stereoscopic 3D on PS3 before pitching and bringing to life PlayStation VR on the PS4 – the world’s most popular virtual reality platform.
Striking out as a consultant across industries, he joined IN4 Group – operator of innovation hub HOST – as director of immersive technology. After helping to cement a Unity centre of excellence at MediaCity, they are now launching Gametech365, an immersive campus and community to support the video game industry in the North of England.
Launchpad will be streamed on TechBlast.co.uk and across social media platforms at 12pm on Friday 27th October.
The episode will cover:
• The evolution of videogames into a multi-billion-pound industry
• Simon’s career, including the story behind PlayStation VR
• Linking up with IN4 Group & their plans for Gametech365
• Practical tips for aspiring videogame entrepreneurs – ‘Rocket Fuel’
• A bit of healthy sibling rivalry!