Vice President R&D, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Paul Holman is a games industry veteran and started coding in the days of the Atari and BBC Micro consoles, before entering the world of commercial software. Prior to the launch of the original PlayStation, he rejoined the games industry at SCEE's London HQ, building a department that today provides the full spectrum of services to help game developers: from direct support, consultancy and training through to the creation of SDK tools, libraries and technologies.

In addition to helping game developers across Europe, the Middle East, India and Australasia, SCEE R&D have had their own titles released on PlayStation®3 - including the recent MUBI, VidZone and LOVEFiLM video services, as well as providing key components of PlayTV™ (which enabled PS3 to act as a PVR for DVB-T)

In terms of academic background, Paul has a Physics with Electronics degree from Southampton University and a Masters in Business Administration from Imperial College London.