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Global Game Stars [clear filter]
Tuesday, October 22
 

10:00am

Global Game Stars: Opening Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Chris James

Chris James

Managing Director, Steel Media Ltd.


Tuesday October 22, 2013 10:00am - 10:05am
Stage C

10:05am

Global Game Stars: Keynote - Funding the Future of Mobile Gaming
Speakers
avatar for Kristian Segerstrale

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 →


Tuesday October 22, 2013 10:05am - 10:30am
Stage C

10:30am

Global Game Stars: Panel - Spotlight: Asia
Moderators
avatar for Chris James

Chris James

Managing Director, Steel Media Ltd.

Speakers
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Joshua Galloway

Strategic Advisor and BD Director, iDreamSky
avatar for Kyu Lee

Kyu Lee

GAMEVIL USA, Inc., President
Kyu Lee is President of GAMEVIL USA Inc. and Vice President of GAMEVIL Inc. GAMEVIL, a publicly listed company on the KOSDAQ Market with over 300 million game downloads and experience publishing hundreds of games on smartphones, is one of the most active and innovative mobile game companies in the world. Kyu, an industry veteran who has been in GAMEVIL since the beginning at 2000, has constantly played a key role in the evolution of mobile gaming... Read More →
avatar for Rick Liu

Rick Liu

VP of Asia Pacific and Latin America, NativeX
Rick Liu has over 20 years experience in mobile, social, gaming, and digital marketing. He is founder team member of Gameview Studios, a leading publisher of free-to-play games for iOS and Android mobile platforms most notably known for its Tap Fish franchise, acquired in 2010 by Japan’s DeNA, one of the world’s most successful mobile internet companies with games and community products that reach over 100 million consumers. In the... Read More →
avatar for Lei Zhang

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 →


Tuesday October 22, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Stage C

11:15am

Global Game Stars: Fireside Chat - The New Royals of Gaming
Moderators
avatar for Lori Kozlowski

Lori Kozlowski

Columnist, Forbes
Lori Kozlowski is a columnist for Forbes, writing about entrepreneurs, startups, and technology. She previously served as a senior editor at the Los Angeles Times, leading digital strategy, heading mobile technology, and championing emerging platforms. Prior to the Times, she has worked for Entrepreneur Magazine and written for various national publications. She lives in Los Angeles.

Speakers
avatar for Chris DeWolfe

Chris DeWolfe

CEO, SGN
Digital entrepreneur Chris DeWolfe is best known as co-founder and former CEO of MySpace from 2003 to 2009, the social network that redefined the concept of socializing around shared interests. | | DeWolfe continues his entrepreneurial mission at SGN. As CEO, DeWolfe led the acquisitions and rollup of MindJolt, SGN, HallPass Media, and Mob Science, creating a leading independent multi-platform game developer. | | DeWolfe has a B.A. degree in... Read More →


Tuesday October 22, 2013 11:15am - 11:45am
Stage C

11:45am

Global Game Stars: Panel - Are Social Platforms Changing the World of User Acquisition?
Moderators
avatar for Chris James

Chris James

Managing Director, Steel Media Ltd.

Speakers
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Chris Akhavan

President of Publishing, Glu Mobile
avatar for Mike Cohen

Mike Cohen

Vice President and General Manager of Performance and Programmatic Advertising, InMobi
Mike Cohen is an entrepreneur and investor in the mobile industry with 15 years of experience driving growth for mobile internet companies. Currently he is the VP and GM of Performance and Programmatic Advertising at InMobi, the world’s leading independent mobile advertising company. He manages the company’s flagship app download business and launched InMobi's programmatic and real-time bidding platform. | | Previously ,Mike was an... Read More →
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Marco DeMiroz

CEO & President, PlayFirst
avatar for Glenn Kiladis

Glenn Kiladis

VP & General Manager FreeMyApps, Fiksu
Glenn leads FreeMyApps, Fiksu's proprietary app discovery & engagement ad network where users get rewarded for discovering, downloading and exploring great free and paid apps. Prior to Fiksu, Glenn was VP Marketing & Mobile Ad Monetization for HeyWire, a SMS and social networking platform with over 2.7 million registered users. Previously he was the VP Marketing & Game Developer Relations for Zeemote, a mobile gaming company, acquired by GAIA... Read More →
avatar for Perry Tam

Perry Tam

CEO, Storm8
Perry Tam is the CEO and co-founder of Storm8, the leading mobile social gaming network and developer of games for iOS and Android. Storm8 has more than 200 million users worldwide who have downloaded its games more than 600 million times. Prior to founding Storm8 in 2009, Perry worked as an engineer at Facebook where he led the Payments team that architected Facebook Credits. The author of four patents, Perry received his undergraduate degree... Read More →


Tuesday October 22, 2013 11:45am - 12:30am
Stage C

12:30pm

Lunch Break
Tuesday October 22, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Stage C

1:30pm

Global Game Stars: Keynote - Secrets From the Future
Speakers
avatar for Ed Fries

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 →


Tuesday October 22, 2013 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Stage C

2:00pm

Global Game Stars: Panel - Where Will Mobile Games Go Next?
Moderators
avatar for Martine Paris

Martine Paris

US Events Editor, Pocket Gamer
As Pocket Gamer's US Events Editor, Martine Paris blogs and produces the gaming industry's most exciting events. She's been a game publicist and marketer for AAA console, social, mobile, F2P MMO, and eSports and has worked with the world's leading game brands including EA, IGN, ArenaNet and Outspark. Prior to that, Martine launched VISA Playspan's Video Monetization Platform and was a Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. A frequent speaker... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Giordano Bruno Contestabile

Giordano Bruno Contestabile

VP of Product Management and Revenue, Tilting Point
Giordano Bruno Contestabile is VP of Product Management and Revenue at Tilting Point, a new generation games partner for top independent development studios. Giordano works with the company’s partners to build and release a portfolio of hit mobile games and brings to the role the experience acquired during 5 years at PopCap Games, most recently as Executive Producer of the Bejeweled franchise, overseeing a portfolio of products that included... Read More →
avatar for Chris Early

Chris Early

VP Digital Publishing, Ubisoft
Chris Early joined Ubisoft’s San Francisco office in February 2010 as vice president of digital publishing. Early is spearheading Ubisoft’s digital publishing initiatives, where he oversees digital game operations in the Americas, E-Commerce, CRM and third party digital development of social, mobile and MMOs for Ubisoft.  | | Early brings an impressive breadth of experience in the industry to Ubisoft and was most recently the... Read More →
avatar for Remco van den Elzen

Remco van den Elzen

Co-founder, Distimo
Remco is responsible for leading and scaling our global sales team and building valuable partnerships. Prior to Distimo, Remco launched a technology-driven incubator for start-ups.
avatar for Fabien-Pierre Nicolas

Fabien-Pierre Nicolas

General Manager of Mobile, Perfect World Entertainment
Fabien-Pierre Nicolas is General Manager, Mobile at Perfect World Entertainment, the leading developer and publisher of free to play online games. In his role, he oversees mobile publishing across the company’s portfolio of games. Prior to this role, Fabien was at DeNA, the world largest social mobile games company, overseeing creative services, product marketing and user acquisition teams in the West. Previously, Fabien spent five years at... Read More →
avatar for Jay Wright

Jay Wright

VP Product Management, Qualcomm
Jay Wright is vice president of product management for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. In this role, Wright is responsible for developing and driving Qualcomm's augmented reality commercialization strategy. In this role, he oversees the product, user experience, and business development teams for the Vuforia software platform. An inventor and software engineer, Wright holds three patents – two of which encompass data synchronization between... Read More →


Tuesday October 22, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Stage C

3:00pm

Global Game Stars: Keynote - How Big Can Mobile Games Get?
Speakers
avatar for David Helgason

David Helgason

CEO, Unity
David leads Unity Technologies in its mission to democratize game development through engineering the best technology, best tools, and best business practices. | | He has led groundbreaking business innovations for Unity which have revolutionized the games industry and are now widely imitated and adopted. Every day he restlessly leads the global company’s growth by focusing on the basics and channeling how they can lead to global... Read More →


Tuesday October 22, 2013 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Stage C

3:30pm

What Every Dev Should Know About Monetization
Moderators
avatar for Dean Takahashi

Dean Takahashi

lead writer for GamesBeat, VentureBeat
Dean is lead writer for GamesBeat at VentureBeat. He covers video games, security, chips and a variety of other subjects. Dean previously worked at the San Jose Mercury News, the Wall Street Journal, the Red Herring, the Los Angeles Times, the Orange County Register and the Dallas Times Herald. He is the author of two books, Opening the Xbox and the Xbox 360 Uncloaked.

Speakers
avatar for Giordano Bruno Contestabile

Giordano Bruno Contestabile

VP of Product Management and Revenue, Tilting Point
Giordano Bruno Contestabile is VP of Product Management and Revenue at Tilting Point, a new generation games partner for top independent development studios. Giordano works with the company’s partners to build and release a portfolio of hit mobile games and brings to the role the experience acquired during 5 years at PopCap Games, most recently as Executive Producer of the Bejeweled franchise, overseeing a portfolio of products that included... Read More →
avatar for Mike Lu

Mike Lu

VP, Product, GREE International, Inc.
Mike Lu is the VP of Product at GREE where he oversees teams working on popular games like Crime City, Modern War, Kingdom Age, the recently released Dragon Realms as well as upcoming new titles. His titles have reached top charts for both IOS and Android. He has over 10 years of product experience working in mobile social games and online media. Mike was the executive producer at Funzio when it was acquired by GREE and previously he was the... Read More →
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Mickey Maher

VP Business Development, Applifier
Mickey Maher leads business development initiatives for Applifier. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in marketing and user acquisition. Prior to Applifier, Mickey served as Director of Business Development at Sometrics where he was responsible for both the Sometrics Payment Platform and the GameCoins.com products, and developing strategic partnerships with gaming publishers, payment companies and platforms. Sometrics was acquired... Read More →


Tuesday October 22, 2013 3:30pm - 4:10pm
Stage C

4:10pm

Global Game Stars Competition
Moderators
avatar for William Heathershaw

William Heathershaw

Head of International Marketing, SkyMobi

Speakers
avatar for Ed Fries

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 →
avatar for Nabeel Hyatt

Nabeel Hyatt

Venture Partner, Spark Capital
Nabeel Hyatt has led notable Spark investments in Thalmic Labs (Myo), Picturelife, and assists with Oculus. Prior to joining Spark, Nabeel spent 15 years as a startup founder, CEO and head of product at the confluence of design and technology. Most recently, Nabeel served as GM at Zynga, joining pre-IPO. Nabeel was Founder, CEO of Conduit Labs, which was acquired by Zynga in 2010. Prior to that he was an early member and VP Product at MIT Media... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Mork

Patrick Mork

Advisory Board, Onavo & Pocketgems
Patrick was previously global head of marketing for Google Play, Google’s app store, where he led the re-branding of Android market to Google play.  He was also responsible for customer acquisition, product marketing and was part of the executive team responsible for Play’s strategy.  Prior to Google Patrick was the Chief Marketing Officer at GetJar (an app discovery platform backed by Accel Partners) where we helped grow... Read More →
avatar for Alex Xu

Alex Xu

Alex Xu join Perfect World since march 2010, now position as senior vice president of business development and investment. Before join Perfect World,  Alex was strategy investment director of Giant Group.  Alex has 18 years experience in Game/Internet field, 7 years entrepreneurship experience, 10 years experience in listed company top management, 10 years as angel investor, VC advisor and conmay strategic investor. Alex has double... Read More →
avatar for Nick Yang

Nick Yang

Chairman, China Young Angel Investor Leader Association
University of Michigan BSEE in 1997 | MSEE from Stanford University in 1999 | | In 1998, co-founded community site ChinaRen.com, invested by Goldman Sachs, Partnership fund of KKR, and Joho capital. | ChinaRen.com became 4th largest website in China before selling to Sohu.com (NASDAQ:SOHU) end of 2000 for USD$35M | and then acted as CTO for Sohu | | In 2002, founded KongZhong, a wireless value added services company. After only two years and... Read More →


Tuesday October 22, 2013 4:10pm - 5:55pm
Stage C

5:55pm

Global Game Stars: Closing Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Chris James

Chris James

Managing Director, Steel Media Ltd.


Tuesday October 22, 2013 5:55pm - 6:00pm
Stage C