Phil Harrison

Phil Harrison


Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios

20 Questions for Sony Computer Entertainment's Phil Harrison

Phil has been immersed in the creativity, technology and business of game
development for over 20 years.

In September 2005, Sony Computer Entertainment unified its regional product
development operations under a global structure, Sony Computer
Entertainment Worldwide Studios, and appointed Phil to serve as President
of the new organisation. Working closely with the talented studios in
Japan, Europe, North America and Polyphony Digital, Inc., Phil is
responsible for setting the global product strategy and managing
development operations of 14 studios in 5 countries.

Phil is a corporate executive and representative director of Sony Computer
Entertainment Inc, and Executive Vice President of Sony Computer
Entertainment Europe.

Since joining Sony in 1992, Phil has held executive management positions in
Europe and North America – where he served as Vice President, 3rd Party
Relations and Research and Development for SCEA from 1996 to 2000. He has
been a core member of the teams that successfully launched all of the
PlayStation family of hardware formats and innovative software that have
helped expand the market for computer entertainment worldwide.

From 1989 to 1992, Phil served as head of development for Mindscape
International and prior to that as a consultant game designer and graphic
artist in the UK.