14th 15th May, 2013 Kalkscheune, Berlin

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Pepe Agell

Senior Director of Worldwide Publisher Relations

Chartboost

Pepe Agell is the Senior Director of Worldwide Publisher Relations at Chartboost. In his role, he oversees the global expansion of the company’s publisher base, strategic partnerships, and customer relationship management (CRM) to ensure the highest standard of service and support. In addition, Agell translates feedback from and interaction with the company’s worldwide publishers to inform the technology development of the company’s leading direct-deal advertising marketplace.

Alan Avidan

Executive Director

Bees and Pollen

A successful serial entrepreneur, Alan brings a broad experience base to Bees and Pollen ranging from predictive analytics, optimization and personalization technologies to business development. Instrumental in developing the KPI-boosting HoneyLizer and Sense6 real-time platforms for social apps and social casino games, Alan is focusing on building a future generation of predictive personalization products. Alan holds an Executive MBA from NYU Stern and three engineering degrees from Carnegie Mellon and CUNY.

Projjol Banerjea

Director of Marketing

SponsorPay

Projjol is Director of Marketing at SponsorPay, an award-winning Berlin-based start-up that provides an innovative advertising solution for the monetization of premium content or virtual currency on social networks, virtual worlds, mobile apps as well as online games and services. Previously, he worked in London as VP Marketing for mobile payments company Surfpin. Projjol was awarded an MBA by the Saïd Business School in 2009. At Oxford, he was a member of the university’s lightweight rowing programme. Prior to that, he earned degrees in computer science and informatics from DePauw University and Indiana University.

Bart Barden

Worldwide Vice President of Product

Swrve

Bart Barden is the Worldwide Vice President of Product for Swrve. He is responsible for product planning, management, pricing and evangelization initiatives for Swrve's analytics and marketing platform, covering Mobile, Web, and Facebook Canvas. Bart was previously the Worldwide Franchise Business Director for PopCap Games, responsible for revenue and spend (P&L;) for all business units and channels (social, mobile, direct to consumer) related to social, gaming and casino products on a worldwide-basis.

Nikola Cavic

Head of Business Development

Nordeus

Nikola Cavic is the Head of Business Development at Nordeus where he is currently managing all aspects of business development and publishing. Prior to Nordeus, he spent 5 years with CCP Games where he was responsible for sales and global distribution of EVE Online and has been involved in a number of international projects with global leaders in the gaming industry. Nikola joined Nordeus in February 2012 and has been playing a key role in Top Eleven's international expansion and corporate development ever since. Nordeus is the developer and publisher of Top Eleven - Be a Football Manager, the most popular social sports game in the world, with over 10 million active users. Nikola holds an M.S. degree in International Business & Marketing from the University of Reykjavik.

Hussein Chahine

Founder and CEO

Yazino

Hussein is the driving force behind Yazino, a company built on the belief that the next generation of social games will be based around real-time synchronous experiences where friends and like-minded people can play, compete, and socialise anytime, from anywhere in the world. Holding a degree in Mathematics and Computing from Kingston University, he has always been passionate about IT and innovation. In the late 1990s Hussein was part of the FICS Group, helping to build Europe’s first Internet banking service. Hussein then joined Reef, where he created enterprise CMS solutions for e-commerce. In 2003 Hussein founded Signature Technologies, a UK company that delivers innovative IT solutions for clients including UPS, the Daily Mail Group, iii.co.uk, AbsolutePoker.com and StanJames.com. Hussein’s IT innovation track record together with his experience at Signature Technologies inspired him to found Yazino in 2009.

Jean-Vincent ’JV’ Chardon

European Publisher Sales Manager

Tapjoy

From an ad-serving and online advertising background, JV has worked for Keljob.com in Paris before moving to London in 2004 to join Microsoft Advertising where he took an early interest in emerging media. Particularly keen on exploring gaming advertising opportunities since then, he's been involved with in-game advertising platform JOGO media and sports game publisher Greentube before joining Tapjoy in 2011 to develop relationships with apps developers across EMEA. Tapjoy is the leader in discovery, engagement and monetization services for mobile applications; its in-app advertising platform helps developers acquire cost-effective, high-value new users, drive engagement within their applications and create incremental income by providing an ad-funded virtual currency based payment method.

Oscar Clark

Evangelist

Applifer

Oscar Clark, Evangelist for Applifer, has been involved with putting social and games together since 1998. His career has been at the cutting edge of online, mobile and console social games and includes roles at British Telecom (Wireplay), RealNetworks, Hutchinson Whampoa (3UK), NVIDIA, Sony’s PlayStation Home and Papaya Mobile. His career has focused on conceiving, bringing to market and managing operationally games services whilst work with an evangelising to Game Developers worldwide. Oscar has also lectured on Game Discovery and Social Freemium design philosophy as well consulting with major studios on how to create successful, profitable mobile games. Oscar now brings his own brand of insight and evangelism to EveryPlay, Applifer’s mobile game video capture service which enables developers and players to share meaningful moments of gameplay.

Adam Corrado

Director of Business Development

Heyzap

Adam Corrado is the Director of Business Development at Heyzap, a leader in game specific mobile promotion as well as the largest social network of mobile gamers . At Heyzap, Adam works with game developers to leverage the social engagement of their users and drive high-value installs. Previously, Adam was a management consultant with Boston-based Stax, and an analyst for the Texas Emerging Technology Fund where he helped commercialize promising university-developed technologies.

Richard Firminger

Managing Director, EMEA

Flurry

Flurry is a leading data-driven mobile app advertising platform and analytics provider, used by over 60,000 companies across more than 160,000 apps. At Flurry, Richard leads the company’s UK office as well as advertiser sales and publisher relationships across EMEA. Prior to Flurry, Richard led the digital media sales team for Amazon in Europe. Prior to Amazon, Richard was Commercial Director for Northern Europe for Yahoo!, UK MD for Enpocket (sold to Nokia to become Nokia Media Business in 2006), UK Deputy MD & BD Director for AdLink (a direct response media sales organization, sold to HiMedia in 2009) and the first UK Commercial Director for DoubleClick, subsequently sold to AdLink in 2001. Prior to DoubleClick Richard spent nearly 10 years in B2B publishing in tech press on titles such as Computing and Personal Computer World and during this time he launched Information Week and Computer Reseller News in the UK for CMP Media.

Michael Hug

Executive Producer and Owner

TON & SPOT audiodesign

Michael Hug studied music in Munich and Boston/MA. In the following years he worked as freelance composer and arranger for the advertising industry in Chicago/IL. Since 2000 he is back in Europe and based in Berlin. In 2005 he established TON & SPOT audiodesign, a recording studio and music production company specializing in music and sound design for corporate communication and games. For several years Michael is continually asked by various game development studios to design sound concepts for a wide range of casino style games - experiencing the evolution from eprom-driven wall-mounted units to computerized multigame casino hardware to virtual social/mobil casinos on a first hand basis.

Raf Keustermans

Co-Founder, CEO

Plumbee

Raf is a social games veteran with a background in gambling. He worked most recently as a strategic consultant for social and mobile game studios. Prior to that, Raf served as global marketing director for leading social game studio EA Playfish. Before Playfish, he headed up the European arm of EA's successful casual games platform Pogo.com. He also worked for advertising agencies like BBDO, Grey and Publicis and was leading the marketing teams for online gambling operator Unibet in Western Europe (2005-2008).

Alexander Krug

Founder and CEO

SOFTGAMES GmbH

Alexander Krug is a serial games entrepreneur with more than 10 years experience in making big things happen. Alexander started his career at Yahoo! Germany where he successfully managed the re-launch of Yahoo!’s complete gaming portal. In addition Alex has co-founded several successful gaming start-ups. SOFTGAMES, founded in 2006 is a developer and publisher of Mobile Games & Apps which has worldwide partnerships with carriers, mobile social networks and mobile portals.

Arseny Lebedev

Managing Director, EMEA

SignusLabs

Arseny Lebedev co-founded Signus Labs, where he manages marketing and partnership strategies. Since its founding in 2009, Signus Labs grew organically to a 22-person full service development studio that delivers high quality work on multiple platforms to millions of players. Arseny follows a balanced development philosophy -- gameplay and profitability are fundamental to a successful project. Signus develops social games on Facebook, Mobile Platforms, Kindle, and HTML5. Prior to Signus, Labs Arseny worked in a marketing role at Large Animal Games. Additionally, Arseny resides on the board of a solar energy manufacturer, where he contributes to strategic decisions.

Pyry Lehdonvirta

CEO

SC5

Pyry Lehdonvirta is an entrepreneur, CEO and an author of a HTML5 book. Pyry is enthusiastic about the transition we are witnessing from desktop to devices and digital services everywhere. Pyry runs a 55 person strong cutting edge HTML5 company SC5.io

Robert Lenzhofer

Founder and CEO

crowdbet

Robert Lenzhofer is the founder and CEO of crowdbet, which combines the aspects of Sportsbetting and Trading. 'A new way to bet on sports' as he describes it, creating not only a completely re-invented sportsbetting-product but also a unique, social experience by connecting users around the 'interest graph' of betting. crowdbetwill be gradually launching during 2012. Robert Lenzhofer has been in the iGaming industry for 10 years, leading various Product Management, Product Development and Product Marketing roles. During his employment at bwin.party from 2001 to 2009, which is now the largest publicly listed iGaming company in the world with 1 million bets placed daily, he was responsible for market-introductions and management of new products which grew from zero to more than €100m in revenue. Prior to bwin he was working for Goldbach Media, where he was responsible for digital strategy and e-commerce-platform for their client Connect Austria (resp. Orange), which is a major mobile phone carrier in Austria.

Nicholas Lovell

Founder

Gamesbrief

Nicholas Lovell is a former investment banker and web entrepreneur who helps games developers become publishers. He also provides strategic and online marketing advice and is a non-executive director at developer nDreams. Clients have included Atari, Channel4, Channelflip, Firefly (who recently self-published MMO Stronghold Kingdoms), IPC Media, Rebellion and Square Enix. He is the author of How to Publish a Game and blogs about the business of games at www.gamesbrief.com.

Vicenç Martí

CEO

Akamon Entertainment

Mr. Martí is an expert in the specifics of the gaming industry, after being Managing Director at Cirsa Gaming Corporation. As Chief Marketing Officer at Spanish low-cost airline Vueling, he succeeded in turning the start-up into a cool and reputable million-euro brand, and as CEO at fashion label Custo Barcelona, he had direct responsibility over finance, marketing, sales, operations and product functions. He graduated in communications from Saint Louis University, and earned an MBA from IESE Business School, University of Navarra, completed with an Executive program at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He prides himself on his excellent communication skills in four languages: English, French, Spanish and Catalan. He understands Portuguese and Italian, too.

Diego Meller

Co-Founder

Jampp

Diego Meller is a co-founder of Jampp, a Latin American gaming monetization and distribution platform. The company launched in 2010 as a social games studio (Atommica) and then developed Jampp which is now its main business. Before Jampp, in 1999 while at university in Buenos Aires, Diego co-founded Livra.com which became the leading online research company in Latin America and was acquired by Ipsos (one of the top market research organizations worldwide) in 2008. Diego is also a co-founder & collaborator of The Whuffie Bank (a non-profit project that was a 2009 TC50 finalist) and angel investor in several startups, including online strategy game Erepublik.

Owen O’Donoghue

Gaming Marketing Solutions

Facebook

Owen has worked in the online and IT industry for 6 years. He began his career in Microsoft as an account manager looking after day to day dealings with Microsoft’s top business partners in the Irish market. Owen joined Facebook in September 2010 and works with leading gaming and gambling companies in Europe to drive success on the Facebook platform.

Patrick O’Luanaigh

CEO

nDreams Ltd and TIGA Director

Patrick is CEO of nDreams, a fast-growing UK-based digital publisher. They are one of the leading developers and publishers in PlayStation Home, and have also created Alternate Reality Games such as 'Xi' and 'Lewis Hamilton: Secret Life', which both had over 600,000 players take part. As well as console, they are currently working on several free-to-play tablet games. Before setting up nDreams, Patrick was Creative Director of Eidos, and he has been in the games industry since 1996, working on 12 number-1 selling games. He's also the author of 'Game Design Complete', published by Paraglyph Press. His latest game, a freemium floating archipelago called Aurora, has already had over 10 million visits from over 1.2 million unique players.

Branimir Parashkevov

Head of Business Development

Fortumo

Branimir is Head of Business Development at Fortumo. For over 4 years he has been helping social and mobile games developers maximize their revenues through mobile billing. Working on a daily basis with international companies, Branimir can help you get your Android/iOS/Windows 8 app or browser game to a success in more than 70 markets . Branimir holds a MSc in Marketing Management from Aston University and university degrees in Business Administration and Computer science.

James Patmore

Managing Director, EMEA

BOKU

James has been leading business, strategy and general management functions at leading mobile and mobile services companies for over fifteen years. Before coming to BOKU he was Vice President of Amdocs Interactive division in EMEA and Asia Pacific. Prior to Amdocs, he worked as Vice President, EMEA at the digital commerce software and services provider Qpass. James has also led business development for O2 Data Products in the UK, as well as the digital music community, Vitaminic, which he helped lead to a successful IPO on the Italian Stock Exchange in 2000. James began his career with a number of years at British Telecom, where he held senior positions in the cable TV and Internet service provider businesses. Twitter:

Tony Pearce

CEO and Co Founder

TeePee Games and GamesGRABR

Coming from a 20 year background in senior management in the entertainment and gaming industry Tony has an excellent track record as a successful entrepreneur and CEO. Over the past 10 years Tony has raised over £15m in VC funding, started 4 companies and had 2 successful exits. Most recently Tony founded GamesGRABR a consumer games site that that marries the power and usability of a ‘Pinterest’ style UI with instant play and buy capabilities aimed at gamers. Previously Tony founded a games company called TeePee Games, a consumer portal that allows players to discover and play games across social networks and the web. Tony was the CEO and Co-Founder of Player X and spearheaded the company from a four person start-up in 2004 and developed it into Europe's largest mobile games distributor. The company was named by Library House as the fourth fastest growing VC backed company in the UK before it was acquired by Spanish mobile content company ZED in April 2009 Tony is also the co-founder of an executive networking event called the Centurions which is aimed at the digital entertainment industry and takes place every two months in London along with events in New York, Istanbul and Munich.

Mark Robinson

Co-Founder and COO

GamesAnalytics

Mark Robinson has been working within various sectors of the data mining industry his entire career, initially as an operational research analyst at British Gas, then as a retail consultant evaluating store performance and catchment potential with CACI. Latterly he has led the data mining consultancy Marketing Databasics that builds and hosts analytical environments to increase customer value through data-driven insight. His experience covers a wide range of sectors including Financial Services, Retail, Leisure and the Drinks industry. In 2009, Marketing Databasics (MDB) was designated a "Leader" organisation in the Forrester review of marketing services providers for its completeness of offering and its strategic vision. In the same survey, clients scored MDB with the highest net promoter score (i.e. likelihood to recommend to others). As well as being awarded several industry awards for innovative use of data, Robinson contributes to thought leadership in the industry through his membership of the Direct Marketing Association Council.

Kristina Rothe

Technical Evangelist

Microsoft Germany

Kristina Rothe, Technical Evangelist at Microsoft Germany, has a distinct background in games, project & team management and IT. Passionate for games, she was able to look at various aspects of the games industry from a diverse set of angles: writing for German online games magazine Gameswelt, coordinating projects for Square Enix Ltd., across all platforms, leading browser and mobile development teams and projects for Travian Games GmbH.

Jamison Selby

Director

Monkey King Games

Jamison Selby is a game industry executive, entrepreneur and consultant with a wide-ranging background across the entertainment industry. His Monkey King Games consultancy drives strategy and design for clients worldwide. As Vice President of Sales at Socialtype, he leveraged social media to drive exponentially powerful peer-to-peer customer acquisition. Prior to that he served as Senior Producer at TimePlay Entertainment, creating a new generation of locationbased multiplayer gaming. He adapted the hit game show Deal or no Deal into a live, pay-to-play stage show where the entire audience gets to play. He was also a key creative and producer on The Real Deal, a live interactive stage show at the Venetian Las Vegas, where the audience faced off against the world champions of poker. His many years working in television included shows ranging from Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and Oz, to The Weakest Link, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider and Duel. He also serves as chair of the Los Angeles chapter of the International Game Developers Association and is the founder of Downloadable Change, a non-profit dedicated to promoting virtual fundraising partnerships between the game industry and non-profit organizations. He holds a Masters degree from Rutgers University, is a Mensa member and a third-degree black belt in Seido Karate.

Nadav Shmuel

Director Client Services EMEA

Adknowledge

As the Director of Client Services, EMEA Nadav Shmuel is obsessed with making sure that Adknowledge customers are delighted with the results from their campaigns. Through his experience of working with Super Rewards and more recently AdParlor, Nadav has a wealth of experience and understanding of what works and what doesn’t for mobile and social gaming developers. His career stretches back past time as Head of Business Development at ad pepper to the heady days of the dotcom era.

Kaya Taner

Managing Director & Co-Founder

AppLift (a HitFox Group company)

Before his current focus on the mobile space, Kaya gathered ample experience in the start-up environment where among other engagements he was as “Head of Publisher Relations” at HitFox responsible for building relationships with online game publishers. Kaya holds an International Master's in Management degree from ESCP Europe, where he completed his Master's thesis best of class and was awarded the Prix Vital Roux, the school's yearly prize for best research. He also studied for a Master's degree in Latin American studies with focus on economics at Sorbonne University, where he graduated best of class.

Bret Terrill

Founder

12 Gigs

Bret Terrill is the Founder of 12 Gigs, a cross-platform social casino games company with a portfolio of titles across android, ios, facebook, and windows. Bret is a pioneer in social gaming, founding one of the first social gaming companies in early 2007 with a focus on real-time multiplayer games. It failed. He took those lessons and shared them via a blog and became the first social gaming industry analyst. He took that expertise to Zynga, joining in 2008 as Director of Business Development and then transitioning to Senior Director of Corporate Development.

Stephen Upstone

CEO and Founder

LoopMe

Stephen started working in mobile advertising in 2006. He was Managing Director Europe for Ad Infuse (sold to Velti) and then VP Sales and Business Development Europe for Velti after the takeover. Stephen was part of the senior management team that successfully listed Velti on the NASDAQ and was present in New York for the ringing of the opening bell. Whilst at Ad Infuse & Velti, Stephen opened offices across the globe, helping to build a mulit-million dollar business, working with companies such as Vodafone, Orange, T Mobile, Sky and Daily Mail. Prior to Ad Infuse Stephen worked at Touch Clarity (sold to Omniture), FirstCapital, Universal McCann and Lowe Howard Spink. He was Co-Chair of the MMA Global Advertising Committee and Member of the IAB Mobile Advertising Committee. With over 18 years experience in advertising and technology, Stephen is a practiced commentator and speaker.

Brian Wane

CEO and Founder

SMERC and Game Cloud Network

Brian is an entrepreneur and game designer who has been developing games since 1996. In 2000 he founded SMERC, an award winning mobile and social game design studio located in Brooklyn. SMERC has created a portfolio of 175+games that have been played over 300 million times. Their clients include Nickelodeon, MTV, VHA, Cartoon Network, DreamWorks, Atari, Discovery and more. SMERC has become an industry leader in creating vibrant, provocative experiences that captivate and consume a player’s attention. Brian is guiding SMERC as they forge a new approach to the way people are entertained across all the places and devices they play. This year Brian founded Game Cloud Network, a software platform company enabling social game mechanics for all interactive experiences. When Brian is not making games he enjoys roller coasters, swimming with dolphins and fine, fine art.

George Zaloom

Founder and CEO

Goplay

George Zaloom is the CEO of GoPlay, a Los Angeles-based technology company which has created software that enables land-based casino operators to embed popular social (casino) games directly into their own websites. Prior to Goplay, Zaloom founded FaceChipz.com and giantHello.com – two safe social networks for tweens. He was also Head of Business development for X17online.com -- the largest online paparazzi agency in the world. Preceding his tech career, Zaloom was senior executive at DreamWorks where he supervised the hit animated film “Kung Fu Panda.” He also ran ZM Productions, a major independent film company specializing in non-fiction and family entertainment. At ZM Zaloom produced the motion picture Encino Man, ABC’s Wonderful World of Disney, Martha Stewart Living and the Emmy winning documentary Hearts of Darkness. Zaloom is a graduate of the University Southern California School of Film & Television. He is also a former New Jersey Firefighter.


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