Steve has over 30 years’ experience in technology transformation with IBM, Accenture, and Fujitsu. He's passionate about new technologies and the potential they offer Spirit’s clients, and loves addressing the unique challenges posed by large social communities and the creative & commercial potential of digital beings.
A commercial leader, Jon ensures Spirit’s finances and operations remain on track. He has 30 years’ experience in consulting, technology and finance with CSC UK, Fujitsu, IBM Europe and PwC. Jon manages both business plan and budget, and is overseeing the expansion into the US.
Alan has over 20 years’ experience in game development and computer programming. He's excited about all aspects of interactive entertainment. A lifelong gamer, Alan can usually be found grinding out achievements, working on his personal game development projects, tinkering with electronics and music, or reading ghost stories.
A Chartered Engineer with over 30 years experience working with global organisations. Kevin brings technical leadership and operational excellence into the products we create at Spirit AI and into the relationships we build with our clients.
I'm a lucky person to do what I love the most, and get paid for it. Most of my weekends I spend going on road trips either in the car or on the motorcycle. Currently my mission is to try every beer in existence.
A keen interest in both business & technology, Harry is fortunate to have a hybrid role at Spirit – helping set business strategy while engineering the product. Has always been intrigued with start-ups from a young age. When not working, you can find him up a mountain or diving with fish.
Andrew Plotkin has been playing interactive fiction since there were home computers and tried writing some shortly thereafter. He now helps run an IF non-profit foundation and plays with other narrative game ideas.
Curious about all aspects of AI, Edward has been working in & studying the subject since participating in the Stanford MOOC experiment in 2011. When not at the computer, he can be found gardening or exploring the world through wildlife photography. His favourite subjects are hedgehogs…found in his garden.
Toby Nelson is a highly experienced developer who has worked for many years in the games industry including 5 years at Criterion Games and 10 years at Electronic Arts, working on several AAA franchises such as Burnout and Need for Speed.
Jonathan is a hatespeech data canary both on and off the job, tracking the development of new (and sometimes unpleasant) linguistic features as they crop up in niche corners of the Internet. He has delved deep into the meme-mines, and returned with artifacts that defy human comprehension.
Dr. Aaron A. Reed is a writer, researcher, and game designer focused on helping gamemakers and players tell stories together. He is a multi-time IndieCade and IGF finalist, and has spoken about digital storytelling at venues as diverse as Google, PAX, GaymerX, GDC, and WorldCon.
Peter Alau leads Business Development and Sales at Spirit AI. He has worked for Sony, Electronic Arts, Gamespy, Linden Lab, Maxis, Digital Extremes, and several others. He has managed products and teams that have had global impact on the digital entertainment industry.
I have held leadership roles in companies and founded B2B businesses with a focus on broadcast, digital media, software and adtech. I am passionate about helping start-ups scale up and maximise their potential, helping to grow wonderful and talented teams around me as well as steering digital businesses to scale up.
Jenni is an award-winning interactive fiction author, critic, and community member with a passion for inventing creative solutions and a soft spot for comedy.
Ellen has a total of 8 years’ professional experience in administration and executive support, with 3 years previous experience in the games industry at Square Enix. Ellen has acquired an AAT Diploma in Advanced Accounting at Spirit AI while assisting the Finance Director.
I am a marketing graduate who fortunately had the pleasure of joining a challenging and dynamic AI start-up, which has allowed me to hone my marketing skills. When I’m not working, you’ll likely find me playing games or hiking!
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