Activision Blizzard’s Johanna Faries will discuss Call of Duty at TechCrunch Disrupt

In a wide-ranging interview, we’ll talk with Faries about what we can expect from the next generation of Call of Duty and hear what it’s like to lead a gaming studio that produces a yearly franchise release. We’ll get her take on the evolution of the streaming/creator economy and how that plays into game development. 

We’re also curious about what it’s like to take over during the company’s acquisition process, and at a time when Activision Blizzard’s most senior leadership is facing criticism. And we might even venture into her experience driving the Call of Duty esports league. 

Johanna Faries, the senior VP and general manager of the Activision Blizzard Call of Duty franchise, is responsible for overseeing the direction of the mega-popular, multi-billion dollar blockbuster intellectual property. Prior to her current role, Fairies served as the company’s head of Call of Duty Esports Leagues and, before joining Activision, she spent 12 years working for the NFL. Faries holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University.

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