IGDA Seattle is proud to share this awesome talk- Thanks again for this great presentation Kate!
About Kate Edwards:
As the founder and principal consultant of Englobe Inc., a Seattle-based niche consultancy for content culturalization, Kate is a unique hybrid of an academic geographer, writer, and corporate strategist, built upon a passion for global cultures and media technologies. Formerly as Microsoft’s first Geopolitical Strategist in the Geopolitical Strategy team she created and managed, Kate was responsible for protecting against geopolitical and cultural content risks across all Microsoft products and locales.
In the Microsoft Studios (and across the company), she implemented a “geopolitical quality” review process and was personally responsible for identifying potentially
sensitive issues in all 1st party and many 2nd party games between 1995 and 2005. Since leaving Microsoft, she has provided guidance on a wide range of geopolitical and cultural
issues, and she continues to work on games such as Dragon Age 1 & 2, Modern Warfare 3, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Dance Central 1 & 2, and Mass Effect 3. Kate is also
the founder/chair of the Game Localization Special Interest Group in the International Game Developers Association (IGDA), a board of directors member of the IGDA Seattle
Chapter, the co-organizer of the Game Localization Summit at GDC, and a regular columnist for MultiLingual Computing magazine.
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