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DigiBC announces 2022/23 Board of Directors

DigiBC announces 2022/23 Board of Directors

VANCOUVER, November 25, 2022 - DigiBC, the Creative Technology Association of British Columbia is pleased to announce its 2022/23 Board of Directors. Having each served just over three years as directors for DigiBC, Sara Maseko (Director of Finance, SkyBox Labs), Nick Facey (Lead - Industry Solutions, Unity Technologies), and Peter Greenwood (CFO, Blackbird Interactive) have stepped down. Shyang Kong (Co-founder, SkyBox Labs) and Natali Altshuler (Senior Vice President, Head of Operations, EA SPORTS & RACING) join the board as newly elected directors. 

"The DigiBC Board is grateful to Sara Maseko, Peter Greenwood, and Nick Facey for the valuable contributions they made to the association’s development during their tenures as directors. We are also delighted to welcome Shyang Kong and Natali Altshuler to the board as they join us in guiding DigiBC’s mission to support the success of the creative technology industry in our province,” says Board Chair Jon Lutz.

DigiBC’s board membership reflects the broad spectrum of the creative technology industry in BC, with representatives from the animation, VFX, video game and interactive sectors. Board members are based in the Okanagan, Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island. 


The 2022/23 DigiBC Board of Directors (newly elected):

Shyang Kong, Co-founder, SkyBox Labs

Natali Altshuler, Senior Vice President, Head of Operations, EA SPORTS & RACING
 

The 2022/23 DigiBC Board of Directors (returning/re-elected):

Jon Lutz, Independent / Board Chair

Karam Bayrakal, Partner, Fasken LLP / Board Secretary

Lance Davis, Director, Boule Management / Board Treasurer

Sharon Taylor, COO, Animal Logic

James Hursthouse, CSO, AMPD Technologies / CEO & Founder, Departure Lounge

Sam Fisher, CEO, Hyper Hippo Entertainment

Jeanne-Marie Owens, VP, Operations, Phoenix Labs

Tim Teh, Founder & CEO, Kano

Sarah Tarry Nathanson, COO & General Counsel, Atomic Cartoons / Thunderbird

Kay Wong-Alafriz, CFO, Kabam

Alex Grimbley, Franchise Strategy Director & Executive Producer, The Coalition (Microsoft)


Full bios on each of the board members can be found here.
  

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About DigiBC
Founded in 1998, DigiBC (previously New Media BC) is the voice of the creative technology industry in BC which includes Video Games, Interactive Media, Animation & VFX, and Mixed Reality (AR/VR/XR) & Virtual Production. Providing school-based programs to BC students, DigiBC believes the creative technology sector is the place for young people to build fascinating careers, whether as coders, artists, producers, or audio engineers. DigiBC is a member-based, not-for-profit organization that provides value to its members through government relations, education programming for future talent, community events, and professional development training.