Jade Raymond to give games lecture in London next month

Assassin’s Creed and Watch Dogs producer to discuss her career in games development
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Former Ubisoft exec and developer Jade Raymond will be the centre of a games lecture in London on Friday, May 8th.

Raymond is the latest speaker and first woman to star in a BAFTA Games Lecture, which will be held at the academy’s Piccadilly HQ next month.

She is best known for her work at Ubisoft, where she served as producer or executive producer on leading franchises such as Assassin’s Creed, Splinter Cell and Watch Dogs. She also founded Ubisoft’s Toronto studio, which grew to a team of 300 in less than three years.

Last year, she announced her surprise departure from Ubisoft. She is currently supporting indie developers in Montreal while preparing her next venture, which is expected to be revealed this summer.

“Jade Raymond has played a leading role in creating some of the most influential games of the last decade,” said Harvey Elliott, chair of the BAFTA Games Committee. “She is passionate about games, and equally passionate about the development of the future games workforce. 

“Jade’s support for women in games is particularly significant and we look forward to welcoming her to BAFTA to share her insights and experiences.”

Tickets will be available from 1pm on Friday, April 17th at www.bafta.org/whats-on

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