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Monday, July 12 • 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Building a More Equitable Games Industry

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What is the best way for us as a collective to better support the growth of diversity in the games industry? In this panel, we will discuss the Black Developers Initiative, a program launched by Niantic in 2020. The speakers will dive into the process for creating a long-term, sustainable initiative and how it came to be.

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Kellee Santiago

Head of External Publishing,, Niantic, Inc.

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Trinidad Hermida

Niantic, Inc., Head of Diversity and Inclusion
Trinidad Hermida is the Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Niantic, Inc., an AR technology company that produces mobile games, including Pokémon GO, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and Ingress, which have jointly had over 800 million downloads.Trinidad Hermida has the drive and ambition... Read More →
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Jessica Murrey

Co-Founder / CEO, W!CKED SAiNTS Studio
Jess is an awarding-winning story-teller and international peacebuilder turned game designer. She is the CEO/Co-founder of W!CKED SAiNTS. Prior, she was at Search for Common Ground. Utilizing the Nobel Peace Prize-nominated NGO's experience, Jess trained young leaders from Kyrgyzstan... Read More →

Monday July 12, 2021 4:30pm - 5:20pm EDT