About The Speaker
Former president of Worldwide Studios
Key figure in the worldwide success of the Sony consoles. Shawn led the entire development of the software of PlayStation® as head of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios and also supervised thirteen studios in Europe, Japan and the United States. He has also participated in the design of some titles such as Horizon Zero Dawn, MLB: The Show, The Last Guardian, Uncharted, Farpoint, GT Sport and God of War. He has more than 25 years of experience in the video games industry, consumer electronics and digital entertainment industry; One of Layden’s first positions on PlayStation® was directing international software development for eight years at London Studio. Previously, he served as president of the PlayStation® business area in America, overseeing marketing and sales throughout the region. His previous jobs include chief operating officer at Sony Network Entertainment International, and head of Global Marketing, Sales, and Business Operations Network for the PlayStation® Network. He joined Sony Corporation in 1987 in Tokyo, where he worked for several years with its founder and president, Akio Morita.