March 27, 2019
The Game Awards Welcomes Google’s Phil Harrison to Advisory Board
Los Angeles — March 27, 2019 — The Game Awards announced today that it has appointed Google’s Phil Harrison, Vice President and General Manager for Stadia, Google’s new generation game platform, to its advisory board, effective March 27, 2019.
Phil Harrison leads the entire Stadia team and is responsible for all strategy, revenue and content for Stadia. Google Stadia will be available later in 2019.
“We are thrilled to have Phil Harrison join our advisory board, which plays an important role in setting the strategic direction for The Game Awards,” said Geoff Keighley, executive producer and creator, The Game Awards. “Phil’s deep experience in this industry over many decades, not to mention his current role at Google, make him an invaluable addition as we head into our fifth anniversary show later this year.”
The Game Awards advisory board helps guide and advance The Game Awards’ mission to celebrate video games as the most powerful form of entertainment. The advisory board also includes representation from Activision, AMD, Electronic Arts, Kojima Productions, Microsoft, Nintendo of America, Rockstar Games, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Tencent, Ubisoft, Valve and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
Prior to joining Google, Mr. Harrison was Corporate Vice President at Microsoft, leading the Xbox and Interactive Entertainment business unit in Europe. Prior to his role at Microsoft, Mr. Harrison spent 15 years in an executive role at Sony Computer Entertainment, leading PlayStation’s Worldwide Studios.
The Game Awards Advisory Board is not involved in the selection of award nominees or winners. The Board learns the results of jury voting at the same time as the general public.
About The Game Awards
The Game Awards is an annual awards ceremony that honors video game creators and gamers across console, mobile and PC gaming, as well as eSports. Created in 2014 by media entrepreneur Geoff Keighley, the program is both an awards show and a first look at the future of the video game industry. Built from the ground up to air live across all gaming and streaming platforms, The Game Awards reached over 31 million viewers around the world in 2018.
The Game Awards advisory board includes the executive leadership teams from Activision (Rob Kostich, President), AMD (Dr. Lisa Su, CEO), Electronic Arts (Laura Miele, Chief Studios Officer), Kojima Productions (Hideo Kojima), Microsoft (Phil Spencer, EVP of Gaming), Nintendo of America (Reggie Fils-Aime, President), Rockstar Games, Sony Interactive Entertainment (Shawn Layden, Chairman, SIE Worldwide Studios), Ubisoft (Yves Guillemot, CEO), Valve, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (David Haddad, President) and Tencent (Steven Ma, Senior Vice President).