Kish Hirani

Kish Hirani

Kish Hirani

Kish Hirani is the CTO of Terra Virtua, an entertainment-focussed VR world combining subscriptions for VR games with all assets and transactions secured on the blockchain.

He started in the video games industry in 1996 as a programmer the day after graduating with a Masters from Edinburgh University, moving to technical leadership roles at notable development studios and publisher houses (Acclaim, BBC Multimedia, THQ) for the first half in the industry. He then moved over to platform-holders starting with Microsoft and soon after to Sony as their Head of Developer Services, running the PlayStation developer technology services division.

He has also been the founding Chair of BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) in Games and an Advisory Board member for Women in Games, voluntary positions for two advocacy orgs that exists to encourage more diverse talent working in the games and the wider entertainment industry.

He was listed as the Top 100 Asian Stars in UK Tech by Diversity UK in 2018.