Interview with Andrew Wilson, CEO of EA
Andrew Wilson, CEO of EA, will sit down in a fireside chat to talk about his background in game development, what he's learned about developing immersive game experiences and how he will use that to inform his vision for EA now that he's taken the reins of the company.
This SXSW Gaming Session at the Long Center is FREE and open to the public. However SXSW Interactive, Film, Gold and Platinum badges gain priority seating.
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Andrew Wilson was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Electronic Arts in September 2013.
Mr. Wilson has held several strategic positions since joining EA in 2000, providing leadership on product and brand development for both packaged goods and digital services. Most recently, Mr. Wilson served as Executive Vice President of EA SPORTS and Origin, EA’s consumer platform for downloading digital games.
Prior to his position leading EA SPORTS, Mr. Wilson directed worldwide development across the EA SPORTS portfolio of franchises. He also led EA’s Online Organization overseeing the direct-to-consumer business, Asia Online Publishing as well as the EA studio in Seoul, Korea. Mr. Wilson also previously served as Vice President and Executive Producer of the EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer Division. He was responsible for the strategic, creative and business direction of all EA SPORTS soccer games, including FIFA, FIFA World Cup, Euro, FIFA Manager and FIFA Street.
A native of Geelong, Victoria, Australia, Mr. Wilson has worked for EA in all aspects of the business including Business Development, Licensing, Marketing and Production. Before joining EA, Mr. Wilson worked for a consortium of online companies that specialized primarily in the creation of content and services in sports and entertainment media.
A life-long sports fan, Mr. Wilson spends his spare time surfing, training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and competing in triathlons.