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Wednesday, October 23 • 3:40pm - 4:20pm
Panel: Death of Paid Games? The Changing Monetization Methods of Mobile Games

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Moderators
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Kristian Segerstrale

Partner, Initial Capital
Kristian has been at the forefront of the rapidly transforming game industry since 2001. He is a co-founder and partner at Initial Capital, a seed stage investor and accelerator that among other things led the seed round of Supercell where he serves on the board. Prior to that he served as Electronic Arts’ Executive Vice President of Digital, where he left in March 2013 to focus on startups. In 2007 Kristian co-founded, ran and then sold... Read More →

Speakers
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Christopher Carvalho

COO, Kabam
Chris Carvalho is Chief Operating Officer of Kabam, the western world leader in free-to-play core games. Chris has overseen almost every aspect of the operations including marketing, finance, business development, international expansion, customer support, and more. Currently, he is focused on global strategic partnerships, corporate communications, and day-to-day operations for the company, which topped $180 million in revenue in 2012. Chris has... Read More →
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Ed Fries

Co-Creator, Xbox
Ed Fries created his first video games for the Atari 800 in the early 1980s. He joined Microsoft in 1986, and spent the next ten years as one of the early developers of Excel and Word. He left the Office team to pursue his passion for interactive entertainment and created Microsoft Game Studios. Over the next eight years he grew the team from 50 people to over 1200, published more than 100 games including more than a dozen million+ sellers... Read More →
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David L. Roberts

SVP/GM, PopCap
Dave is the General Manager of PopCap Games, now a label of Electronic Arts. He joined PopCap Games in 2005 as the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, overseeing all aspects of the company’s operations and guiding PopCap through the adolescent stage to corporate maturity. He brings more than twenty years of entrepreneurial and technology experience. Previously Dave served as an executive for Visual Communications Group, a... Read More →
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Lei Zhang

President & General Manager, Chukong USA
Lei is the President and General Manager of Chukong USA. He is responsible for the North America operation of Chukong Technologies, the leading mobile game developer and publisher in China. Lei runs international business development and is responsible for the company's mobile game publishing business in America and Europe. He was the cofounder of Yeeyan, a social-translations startup. Prior to Yeeyan, Lei held senior engineering, management... Read More →


Wednesday October 23, 2013 3:40pm - 4:20pm
Stage A

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