Adjunct Assistant Professor of Interactive Media & Games at University of Southern California. Mike Fischer is an experienced executive in interactive entertainment, having held senior positions at Amazon, Microsoft, and top video game companies, including CEO of Square Enix America. He has led the publishing strategy for some of the biggest franchises in video games, including Fortnite, Final Fantasy, Tomb Raider, Halo, Gears of War and Sonic the Hedgehog. Mike is also an angel investor and advisor to a number of firms across interactive entertainment, including eSports, AR/VR, digital communities, AI and network technology. He has also represented the industry as a board member of the Entertainment Software Association and President of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences.