Gordon Walton has been authoring games and managing game development since 1977. He is currently co-Studio Director at BioWare Austin. Previously he was VP, Executive Producer and Studio Manager at Sony Online Entertainment in Austin, working on an unannounced product and Star Wars Galaxies. Prior to joining Sony Online Entertainment, Gordon was VP and Executive Producer of The Sims Online at Electronic Arts/Maxis, and in the same role for Origin Systems managing Ultima Online™: He also served as Senior VP and General Manager of Kesmai Studios where he oversaw the development several MMOGs including Air Warrior™ and Multiplayer Battletech™. Gordon has owned and managed two development companies and was development manager for both Three-Sixty Pacific and Konami of America, Inc. He has personally developed over thirty games and overseen the development of over 200 games. Gordon has been a speaker at every Game Developers Conference since its inception in 1988. Gordon has also been a featured speaker at industry events such as E3, Austin Game Developers Conference, East Coast Computer Game Developers Conference, Kagan Conference, Japan Personal Computer Software Association Conference, and Jupiter’s Conference. Gordon is a founding member of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) and a member of the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS). Gordon holds a B.S. degree in computer science from Texas A&M University with a minor in electrical engineering.