Erez Maharshak

Senior Development Director

Electronic Arts

Erez is a Senior Development Director for FIFA, EA’s flagship gaming franchise. In his role, he leads operations for the FIFA live services - one of the world’s largest online gaming economies. FIFA live operations includes management of over a hundred team members responsible for a diverse functions such as Development, AppSec, Content and eSports. Previously, Erez played a central role in the formation of the FIFA Application Security team and developing its processes, techniques, technology and talent. He also drove the adoption and integration of behavioural analysis and machine learning to successfully scale application security and improve player experience. Prior to joining EA in 2015 Erez was a Senior Project Manager at TELUS, where he led large enterprise application projects and major security programs. Erez is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He is also a co-inventor and inventor of multiple patents and provisional patents in the areas of security, fraud and blockchain. Earlier in his career he co-authored several academic papers in artificial intelligence.