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    Blizzard Entertainment Gaming Talk with the Director of Service Technologies

    • 25 Nov 2020 to 25 Nov 2020

    Event Description

    Join us for a talk with the Director of Service Technologies at Activision Blizzard! She will be talking about her career at Blizzard, how she got to her job now, and all the cool video game stuff her team does while demoing some cool technologies! About the Speaker: Tammy Hawkins is the Director of Service technologies at Activision Blizzard. She currently has game credits in World of Warcraft and Hearthstone. Her team provides best in class artificial intelligence and machine learning for game support needs. This includes the detection and removal of negative behaviours (aka toxicity) from Blizzard’s games. To see soon upcoming Blizzard titles, and to hear about the team’s impact to reducing toxicity, please enjoy this video (4:38-6:38 reviews the team’s work): Tammy previously served as a Vice President of Software Cyber & Intelligence at Mastercard for over a decade. At Mastercard, Tammy used artificial intelligence to fight online baddies trying to harm the heart of commerce. This included innovating, implementing, and filing patents in regards to authentication technologies (biometrics) and fraud detection systems. Tammy has lived in the United Stated (Missouri and California) and Ireland (Dublin). She had a MBA (Masters of Business Administration) and a MIS in progress (Masters in Information Systems).