Baris Ozistek CEO of Netmarble EMEA
EMAIL BARIS VIEW LECTURE
Barış Ozistek is the CEO of Netmarble EMEA and board member of “StartersHub”, the largest acceleration program that supports Startups in the region. Mr. Ozistek has also acted as the President of Turkish Digital Games Federation and actually a board member of TBV (Turkish Information Technologies Foundation)
CEO, Netmarble EMEA
NaturalMotion Games Ltd
Torsten Reil CEO of NaturalMotion Games Ltd
EMAIL TORSTEN VIEW LECTURE
Torsten Reil is founder and CEO of NaturalMotion, a UK mobile games and technology company. Torsten started NaturalMotion whilst researching for a PhD at Oxford. He has been named amongst MIT’s 100 top innovators and has spoken at TED, TED Global, Google Zeitgeist and the Apple iPhone 5 keynote.
CEO, NaturalMotion Games Ltd
Sagi Schliesser CEO & Co-Founder of TabTale
EMAIL SAGI VIEW LECTURE
Sagi Schleisser co-founded TabTale in 2010 with a desire to create mobile games and apps to encourage safe, creative, and educational engagement. Prior to TabTale, Sagi was the CTO and VP of R&D at Sapiens International and at IDIT Technologies. Sagi holds an MBA in Business Psychology, as well as a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Psychology.
CEO & Co-Founder, TabTale
Iky Sandorffy Head of Google Play BD, Middle East & Africa of Google
EMAIL IKY VIEW LECTURE
Iky helps apps and games businesses find success on Android and Google Play. Prior to joining Google Play, Iky spent five years on Google's Publisher Solutions team, helping partners monetize their content across multiple platforms with a primary focus on mobile and desktop software
Head of Google Play BD, Middle East & Africa, Google
Sebastian Storfner Director, Corporate Development of GREE International
EMAIL SEBASTIAN VIEW LECTURE
Sebastian is Director Corporate Development for GREE where he leads the company’s M&A and investment activities in mobile games. He began his career in investment banking where he worked on global technology transactions in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Sebastian has 10+ years experience in M&A, Venture Capital and corporate development.
Director, Corporate Development, GREE International
Yoni Ushin VP Creative of Playtika
EMAIL YONI VIEW LECTURE
Yoni Ushin is VP Creative and one of the founders of Playtika. He has been in the gaming industry for 16+ years, working his way up, positioning himself as a leading authority at the avant-garde of the industry by never-ever stopping being “hands on”.
VP Creative, Playtika
Sivan Enden Strategic Partner Manager, Mobile Apps & Gaming of Google EMEA
EMAIL SIVAN VIEW LECTURE
Sivan Enden manages strategic monetization partnerships for Google in EMEA with mobile app developers and has experience in building complex online marketing strategies, across channels and countries. She works closely with some of Israel’s leading tech companies, consulting them on their marketing and user acquisition strategy.
Strategic Partner Manager, Mobile Apps & Gaming, Google EMEA
Elad Kushnir SVP Business Development of Playtika
EMAIL ELAD VIEW LECTURE
Elad Kushnir is SVP of business development at Playtika – which prides itself on delivering premium games to over 6m daily active users and over 20m monthly active users. As SVP of business development, Elad is in charge of all M&A activity, heading up strategic partnerships, as well as spearheading regional growth opportunities in untapped markets.
SVP Business Development, Playtika
Adi Hanin Director of Business Development of Playtika
EMAIL ADI VIEW LECTURE
Adi Hanin is the director of business development at Playtika. Playtika pioneered the social casino industry in 2010 and was acquired by Caesars. Playtika consistently holds the title of the world’s largest social casino company. Adi is in charge of all M&A, heading strategic partnerships, as well as spearheading regional growth opportunities in untapped markets.
Director of Business Development, Playtika
Jeet Niyogi Marketing Director of Playtika
EMAIL JEET VIEW LECTURE
Jeet leads marketing at Playtika Montreal. Under his innovative leadership, the WSOP free poker app has significantly grown its user base and revenues. His relentless focus on measurable marketing has led to growth at EA, Autodesk, and Oracle. He is a regular speaker at events such as Casual Connect, AppsWorld, and Mobile Growth Summit.
Marketing Director, Playtika
Boaz Levin General Manager Caesars Casino of Playtika
EMAIL BOAZ VIEW LECTURE
Boaz Levin is the general manager of Ceasars Casino, a Playtika game. He has been in consumer internet for 12+ years. He led search revenue growth while at IncrediMail/Perion and became VP Product and Innovation responsible for email, photos and search related products. He joined Playtika as VP Products in mid-2012 before becoming General Manager Caesars Casino.
General Manager Caesars Casino, Playtika
remote control productions gmbh
Kirstin Bosc Business Development Manager of remote control productions gmbh
EMAIL KIRSTIN VIEW LECTURE
Kirstin is doing Business Development for remote control productions, Europe’s largest developer network with studios in Germany, Austria, Finland and Romania. Originally hailing from the product side of p2p and f2p MMOs in the “wild west” days of 2006, she now focuses on keeping the pipelines of 11 studios full and making a name for the family in Asia.
Business Development Manager, remote control productions gmbh
Rovio Entertainment Ltd.
Sanna Korppoo Head of ToonsTV of Rovio Entertainment Ltd.
EMAIL SANNA VIEW LECTURE
Sanna is heading Rovio’s fast-growing global multiplatform ToonsTV business with over 6 Billion views and supported by premium ads. She has twenty years of experience in agile new business development in media, gaming and telecom with partners in the US, Europe, China, Southeast Asia and Russia.
Head of ToonsTV, Rovio Entertainment Ltd.
Sean Lee Chief Corporate Development Officer of Wargaming
EMAIL SEAN VIEW LECTURE
Sean Lee is the Chief Corporate Development Officer at Wargaming, a leading global online game developer and publisher. He manages key strategic initiatives including M&A, investments, strategic partnerships and key market expansion. Prior to Wargaming, Sean was Director of Business Development at Tencent’s headquarters in China.
Chief Corporate Development Officer, Wargaming
Barak Regev Director of Google Cloud Platform, EMEA of Google
EMAIL BARAK VIEW LECTURE
Barak Regev has been with Google for over 6 years and for the last 4 years has been leading the Google Cloud Platform business in EMEA. In his role, Barak has been responsible for building and scaling the EMEA team responsible for sales and business development of Google’s Cloud Platform solutions.
Director of Google Cloud Platform, EMEA, Google
Eitan Reisel Sector Lead Gaming of Google Israel
EMAIL EITAN VIEW LECTURE
Eitan Reisel, Head of Gaming Google Israel, is leading the business and strategy of Google in the Gaming space.
Sector Lead Gaming, Google Israel
MoPub at Twitter
Noam Yasour Managing Director - UK of MoPub at Twitter
EMAIL NOAM VIEW LECTURE
Noam leads MoPub’s Publisher Sales team and strategic initiatives for EMEA. His team is responsible for building MoPub’s presence in the European market. Prior to joining Twitter, Noam led commercial teams in high growth B2C and mobile startups including InMobi, Outfit7, EverythingMe, and Comverse.
Managing Director - UK, MoPub at Twitter
SVP Games, Zynga
Patrick Witham UA Manager of Product Madness
EMAIL PATRICK VIEW LECTURE
Patrick Witham is the Director of User Acquisition at Product Madness and was their first Mobile User Acquisition hire when launching Heart of Vegas. Patrick drives the day-to-day operations and strategy of the UA team and has been an integral part of Heart of Vegas' ascension to a top grossing social casino game.
UA Manager, Product Madness
Nick Gawne Chief Operating Officer of Entertainment One
EMAIL NICK VIEW LECTURE
Nick is Chief Operating Officer for eOne Family, with responsibility for digital biz dev, app publishing, finance, business affairs and brand protection. eOne owns, distributes and brand manages leading pre-school brands like Peppa Pig, PJ Masks and Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom.
Chief Operating Officer, Entertainment One
Omer Kaplan CMO & Co-Founder of ironSource
EMAIL OMER VIEW LECTURE
Omer is CMO and co-founder of ironSource. From 2014 to 2015 he led the company’s mobile activity, successfully scaling and expanding the offering until ironSource became one of the largest independent players in the industry. Previously, Omer was founder and CEO of AfterDownload, a leading provider of display advertising technology was acquired by ironSource in 2013.
CMO & Co-Founder, ironSource
Henry Lowenfels Vice President of Business Development of Scopely
EMAIL HENRY VIEW LECTURE
Henry is the VP of business development at Scopely, a touchscreen entertainment network based in Los Angeles. At Scopely, he spearheads partnerships with developers and IP holders to build engaging free-to-play game experiences with six consecutive #1 free apps published during his tenure, including The Walking Dead: Road to Survival and Yahtzee with Buddies.
Vice President of Business Development, Scopely
Nir Miretzky Chairman at GameIS, Co-Founder of TheGamers.TV
EMAIL NIR VIEW LECTURE
Nir Miretzky is a game and film producer. He is the co-founder of TheGamers.TV, a film and game production company, specializing in technology. Furthermore, Nir is the Chairman of GameIS, The Israeli Game Industry Non-Profit Organization.
Chairman at GameIS, Co-Founder, TheGamers.TV
Fox Digital Entertainment
Devin Radford VP of Mobile of Fox Digital Entertainment
EMAIL DEVIN VIEW LECTURE
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VP of Mobile, Fox Digital Entertainment
Eric Seufert Partner of Heracles
EMAIL ERIC VIEW LECTURE
Eric Benjamin Seufert is a Partner at Heracles, a mobile marketing agency and consultancy. Prior to Heracles, Eric was the VP of User Acquisition at Rovio, where he oversaw overall growth and cross promotional efforts within Rovio's portfolio of titles. In 2014, Eric published the book Freemium Economics through Elsevier, and he maintains the mobile app trade blog, Mobile Dev Memo.
Bob Slinn Director, Games Partnerships EMEA of Facebook
EMAIL BOB VIEW LECTURE
Bob Slinn leads the games partnerships team for EMEA at Facebook. He and the team partner with a broad range of game developers across the region helping them to build, grow and monetize their games more effectively. Prior to Facebook, Bob held various roles at EA, including senior director of publishing. Bob was also previously director of media operations at Yahoo.
Director, Games Partnerships EMEA, Facebook
Bill Wang Head of Global Investment of Perfect World
EMAIL BILL VIEW LECTURE
Bill is corporate vice president and head of global investment at Perfect World. He is on the boards of acclaimed developers including Runic Games and Unknown Worlds. He helped establish Perfect World's US operations and pioneered Perfect World’s efforts to develop partnerships with western companies.
Head of Global Investment, Perfect World
Raf Keustermans VP and GM Plumbee Studios of GSN Games
EMAIL RAF VIEW LECTURE
Raf is VP and GM of Plumbee Studios at GSN Games, a leading social casino publisher. He is a social games veteran with a background in gambling. Raf was co-founder and CEO of social casino startup Plumbee, known for its hit game Mirrorball Slots, which was acquired by GSN Games in 2016. Raf is also on the Board of the International Social Games Association.
VP and GM Plumbee Studios, GSN Games
John B. Lin Managing Director of PlayStudios Asia
EMAIL JOHN B. VIEW LECTURE
John is the Managing Director of PlayStudios Asia, the Asia operation of PlayStudios Inc, developer of the myVEGAS social casino games. Previously, John led greenfield development and M&A of integrated resorts from Macau and Singapore to the Las Vegas Strip for Las Vegas Sands and Boyd Gaming.
John B. Lin
Managing Director, PlayStudios Asia
Yonatan Maor CEO of PlayStudios Israel
EMAIL YONATAN VIEW LECTURE
Yonatan was the founder and CEO of Scene53, an Israeli-based game studio specializing in real-time multiplayer mobile games, recently acquired by PLAYSTUDIOS. The two companies jointly developed the newest PLAYSTUDIOS hit, POP! Slots - a virtual casino featuring unique communal slot experience which was released world-wide on August this year.
CEO, PlayStudios Israel
CEO, SIDEKICK Games
Leonard Frankel Co-Founder & CEO of ClanPlay
EMAIL LEONARD VIEW LECTURE
Leonard is the CEO of ClanPlay, a messaging app for awesome gamers that synchronizes with the chat inside games. Before establishing ClanPlay, Leonard served as the VP Biz Dev at Plarium, one of the leading mobile strategy games developers. In off times he plays CCGs, practices yoga and eats hummus.
Co-Founder & CEO, ClanPlay
Barak Levanon Mobile UA Team Leader of Plarium
EMAIL BARAK VIEW LECTURE
Barak Levanon is an online marketing specialist with extensive hands on and analytical experience. Currently serves as mobile UA Leader at Plarium. Previously running the performance marketing team at McCann Tel Aviv, helping key clients succeed in competitive markets.
Mobile UA Team Leader, Plarium
Jex Li Regional BD Lead of Tencent
EMAIL JEX VIEW LECTURE
Jex is a BD lead in Tencent, mainly focusing on Middle East, South East Asia, part of Europe, Oceania area and some key accounts in the world. Jex keeps looking for the most interesting game from such market and helps provide accessible channels for developers to approach China Market.
Regional BD Lead, Tencent
Priori Data GmbH
Anders Lykke VP Business Development of Priori Data GmbH
EMAIL ANDERS VIEW LECTURE
Anders is VP of Talking to People at Berlin-based Priori Data and responsible for its Sales and Developer Relations efforts. Priori holds one of the world’s largest databases of information on the global app economy and provides leading app publishers, mobile startups and service providers with actionable insights on how the apps they care about perform in the app stores.
VP Business Development, Priori Data GmbH
Guy Tomer Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer of TabTale
EMAIL GUY VIEW LECTURE
Prior to joining TabTale, Mr. Tomer was the co-founder and CTO of attracTV, where he was responsible for product definition and technology architecture for the web-based SaaS. Before that he was CTO of Mobival, and Technical Director of Customer Operations at Unipier. Mr. Tomer Holds a BS in computer science and management and MBA from Tel Aviv University.
Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer, TabTale
Anatolii Henis Product Owner of Murka
EMAIL ANATOLII VIEW LECTURE
Anatolii Henis is a CTO and Product Owner of Scatter Slots at Murka. Anatolii joined Murka in 2011, among the first employees of the company, and went from developer to the creator and lead manager of top-grossing game Scatter Slots.
Product Owner, Murka
Angelina Surnina CMO of Murka
EMAIL ANGELINA VIEW LECTURE
Angelina Surnina is a CMO at Murka. During the last two years under Angelina’s management, Murka’s marketing team has increased UA budgets by about 30 times while keeping sustainable ROI. Angelina considers efficient marketing an essential instrument for allowing players to discover good games.
Niko Vuori Co-Founder & COO of Rocket Games
EMAIL NIKO VIEW LECTURE
Niko Vuori is an entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in consumer internet and social gaming. He is currently COO for Rocket Games, where he is responsible for the operations and execution of one of the world's largest independent social casino game developers.
Co-Founder & COO, Rocket Games
Super Lucky Casino
Nick Talarico Founder & CEO of Super Lucky Casino
EMAIL NICK VIEW LECTURE
Nick was an original member of games incubator YouWeb (OpenFeint, Crowdstar, Agawi, Spaceport, etc.). From YouWeb, Nick moved to Offerpal/Tapjoy and led early publisher development efforts, closing deals with Zynga, Playdom, EA and more. Nick left Tapjoy to form Super Lucky Casino, a leader in the cross-platform mobile casino space.
Founder & CEO, Super Lucky Casino
Tiny Lab Productions
Jonas Abromaitis CEO of Tiny Lab Productions
EMAIL JONAS VIEW LECTURE
Jonas has been creating games since 2004, working on various genres and platforms and is passionate for MMORTS. He joined GameFounders accelerator in 2013 with Tiny Lab studio and shifted its business focus towards games for kids. Currently the company owns the most popular android racing game series for kids.
CEO, Tiny Lab Productions
Eldad Ben Tora CRO & Co-Founder of Kidoz
EMAIL ELDAD VIEW LECTURE
Co-founder & CRO at KIDOZ, Eldad is in charge of company’s revenues, marketing and business development,
working with various partners to address the booming market of kids on mobile devices. Prior to KIDOZ, Eldad served as General Manager at Bluesnap (Plimus) sold to Great Hill Partners.
Eldad Ben Tora
CRO & Co-Founder, Kidoz
Georg Broxtermann Co-Founder & Business Development Director of flaregames GmbH
EMAIL GEORG VIEW LECTURE
Georg is Business Development Director and Co-founder of flaregames. He dived into gaming when he founded the games division of ProSiebenSat1, a leading european TV network. In 2008 he launched his first startup, which became a central building block for flaregames. Georg recently founded GameInfluencer.com, a marketing agency for the games industry.
Co-Founder & Business Development Director, flaregames GmbH
Mantas Kavaliauskas CEO of TutoTOONS LTD
EMAIL MANTAS VIEW LECTURE
Co-Founder and CEO at TutoTOONS, kids’ app development and publishing studio. Offers a drag & drop mobile game builder for artists that requires no coding. Published 250 games with over 150M downloads since Jan 2014. Previously founded a successful educational game development studio, operating for 8 years.
CEO, TutoTOONS LTD
Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC
Adam Krejcik Principal of Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC
EMAIL ADAM VIEW LECTURE
Adam Krejcik is a partner at Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC – a boutique research and consulting firm that follows the digital and interactive gaming industry. Mr. Krejcik has over a decade of equity research experience primarily covering the global interactive entertainment industry.
Principal, Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC
Kirill Lazackovich CEO and Co-Founder of GoKids!
EMAIL KIRILL VIEW LECTURE
Co-Founder and CEO of GoKids! development studio focused on creating educational and entertainment games for kids with more than 50M downloads on Google Play. Previously worked as financial systems quality assurance manager.
CEO and Co-Founder, GoKids!
Matomy Media Group
Efrat Levitzky Krakover VP Media of Matomy Media Group
EMAIL EFRAT VIEW LECTURE
Efrat Levtizky is the VP Media at Matomy Media Group and has been instrumental in shaping the mobile advertising offering at Matomy. She is a seasoned media professional and an expert in media management and social strategy, working to ensure Matomy clients reach and surpass their marketing targets since the company’s launch in 2007.
Efrat Levitzky Krakover
VP Media, Matomy Media Group
Bill Mooney Chief Product Officer of Skillz
EMAIL BILL VIEW LECTURE
Bill Mooney is the Chief Product Officer at Skillz, the worldwide leader in mobile eSports. Bill is a gaming industry veteran, with 20+ years of experience in the business. Highlights of his career include serving as VP at Electronic Arts, where he acted as General Manager for Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes. He was also the first Studio Vice President at Zynga.
Chief Product Officer, Skillz
Alexander Nasonov Co-Founder & Exclusive Producer of Bobaka
EMAIL ALEXANDER VIEW LECTURE
Alexander Nasonov is the Co-Founder and Executive Producer at Bobaka — a digital agency specializing in children’s brands and focusing on children as a special audience. Most of Bobaka’s games get to the tops of different charts and our latest app Green Riding Hood was awarded the “iPad App of the Year 2015” title by App Store.
Co-Founder & Exclusive Producer, Bobaka
Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC
Al Thomas Managing Director of Product Consulting of Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC
EMAIL AL VIEW LECTURE
Al Thomas is an accomplished casino game developer in brick and mortar casino games as well as free-to-play social/mobile slots. He has designed slot machines for over 25 years and has games in the Slot Player/Casino Journal hall of fame. He is credited as one of the early industry veterans who brought interactive and entertaining bonus games to slot machines.
Managing Director of Product Consulting, Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC
The Little Big Partnership
Maurice Wheeler Founder and Strategy Partner of The Little Big Partnership
EMAIL MAURICE VIEW LECTURE
As Founder and Strategy Partner at The Little Big Partnership, Maurice Wheeler has spend the last 18 years looking at how children engage with the world. This research has helped him develop audience lead strategies for clients including Disney, Google, Lego, The Premier League, Oxfam and the BBC.
Founder and Strategy Partner, The Little Big Partnership
Yuli Zhao Vice President of Corporate BD of Youzu Interactive
EMAIL YULI VIEW LECTURE
Yuli Zhao is Vice President of Corporate BD for Youzu Interactive. Yuli has multiple years of experience in the games industry and has served as strategic partner to many top game companies, including EA, King.com, Ubisoft, Gameloft, Bandai Namco, Capcom, Nexon, etc. Before joining Youzu, Yuli helped set up the global business for game department for Qihoo 360.
Vice President of Corporate BD, Youzu Interactive
Ringo Zhu Director Business Development, North America of CMGE
EMAIL RINGO VIEW LECTURE
Ringo Zhu is responsible for overseas licensing and investment for China Mobile Games and Entertainment Group (CMGE). Ringo has 14-years experiences in multiple industries including mobile gaming, telecommunication, internet portal, and wireless value-added services in both China and North America. Before joining CMGE, Ringo worked for MTS Allstream and NetEase.
Director Business Development, North America, CMGE
Ohad Barzilay Producer & Game Designer of Sidekick Games
EMAIL OHAD VIEW LECTURE
Ohad Barzilay is a seasoned game designer with 12 years in the industry. He has headed three studios so far. He is currently producer/designer of an upcoming Rovio title. He was previously COO and Chief Creative at Mytopia and co-founder/CEO of mobile esports indie studio New Legends. He is a founding member of GameIS, the Israeli game industry association.
Producer & Game Designer, Sidekick Games
Dylan Collins CEO of SuperAwesome
EMAIL DYLAN VIEW LECTURE
Dylan Collins is CEO of SuperAwesome, the largest kids digital media platform in the world, reaching >300M kids/month. On the board of digital agency Potato and kids animation studio Brown Bag Films, he formerly founded Jolt Online Gaming, acq. by GameStop and DemonWare, acq. by Activision Blizzard.
Goldy G Founder, Game Designer of Playful Shark
EMAIL GOLDY VIEW LECTURE
Goldy is the Founder and Game Designer of Playful Shark, an Israeli Game Studio, and CO-Founder of GameIS, the Israeli Game Developer Association.
Founder, Game Designer, Playful Shark
Suhail Habib Owner & Game Developer/Designer of 87
EMAIL SUHAIL VIEW LECTURE
Suhail is a oneman indie studio, creating games for mobile, web, and desktop. In addition to being a serial game jam participant, he is the man behind “Drink Beer, Neglect Family”, one of the surprise webhits of 2015, and “Avian Days”, the 2015 GameIS “Jam Game Of The Year” winner.
Owner & Game Developer/Designer, 87
Alon Kaplan CEO of Alon Kaplan
EMAIL ALON VIEW LECTURE
Alon is a music producer for JoyTunes, manages a sound production business that focuses on video games, film and media productions. Alon has worked on more than 40 shipped games. He lectures on sound design for game design programs in Israel and has been invited to speak at conferences around the globe.
CEO, Alon Kaplan
Asi Meskin Co Founder, Content Creator and Head of Business Development of Bowhead Technology
EMAIL ASI VIEW LECTURE
15 years in Business Development. Executed, managed and negotiated global corporate deals, facilitating investments and strategic partnerships. Warner Brothers, First National Bank, Pango, TBWA, and many more. Works in Israel, China, US and Africa. Asi is also a signed Warner Brothers artist and composer.
Co Founder, Content Creator and Head of Business Development, Bowhead Technology
Paul Nunn Chief Commercial Officer of SuperAwesome
EMAIL PAUL VIEW LECTURE
Chief Commercial Officer at #1 kids digital media platform SuperAwesome, Paul Nunn heads PopJam, the leading kid-safe social content platform, and the company's mobile & online video strategy. He was previously MD of Outfit7 Brit Ltd, the family entertainment powerhouse behind Talking Tom & Friends.
Chief Commercial Officer, SuperAwesome
Yuval Passov Industry Manager of Google
EMAIL YUVAL VIEW LECTURE
Yuval Passov is an Industry Manager at Google, working with leading global mobile gaming companies. As part of his role, he helps clients develop their online marketing strategy across Google platforms, and consults them regarding user acquisition, measurement, attribution and geo expansion. Yuval has vast experience in international marketing and sales.
Industry Manager, Google
Adir Ron Consultant of AdirRon Consulting
EMAIL ADIR VIEW LECTURE
Adir has been in the digital world for over 12 years, fulfilling different marketing roles across the industry, with experience ranging from Real-money Casinos to Social and Mobile games. Previously leading marketing & growth teams at game companies such as Mytopia, Win.com and most recently at Tacticsoft, Adir is now a Growth Consultant for early-stage startups & game companies.
Consultant, AdirRon Consulting
kidSAFE Seal Program
Shai Samet Founder and President of kidSAFE Seal Program
EMAIL SHAI VIEW LECTURE
Shai Samet is the founder and president of the kidSAFE Seal Program, a safety certification service and seal-of-approval designed exclusively for children-friendly websites, apps, and technologies. Many well-known brands, including Cartoon Network, Jumpstart and Saban Brands, are participating members. kidSAFE has received FTC approval as a COPPA Safe Harbor.
Founder and President, kidSAFE Seal Program
Orly Schwartzmann Business Development Manager Middle East of AppAnnie
EMAIL ORLY VIEW LECTURE
Orly Schwartzman joined App Annie to drive business in the Middle East with a focus on the Israeli market. Formerly a Bus. Dev Manager at Google, she is an expert in the business of apps across a variety of industries. With experience working from Israel, Dublin, Berlin and Austria, Orly has a global scope of the apps market.
Business Development Manager Middle East, AppAnnie
Yariv Ben-Zichri Head of Research of Plarium Global
EMAIL YARIV VIEW LECTURE
Yariv is responsible for market research in Plarium Global, one of the leading social strategy games. Prior to this Yariv established and mamaged the market research department in 888Holdings, an online gambling company. Before that he served in Amdocs and ECI Telecom as a senior research analyst.
Head of Research, Plarium Global
Jonathan Boltax VP Business Development of TransGaming, Inc.
EMAIL JONATHAN VIEW LECTURE
Jonathan has immersed himself for 19+ years in the Interactive Television and Smart TV field. At TransGaming, Jonathan is responsible for generation of new business relationships and licensing. Jonathan honed his skills while spending over a decade working for NBC and Cablevision and at Oberon Media.
VP Business Development, TransGaming, Inc.
Oren Cohen VP Media of ironSource
EMAIL OREN VIEW LECTURE
Oren is VP Media at ironSource, experienced in media buying for clients as diverse as mobile publishers, game developers, retailers and major global brands. Previously, Oren was Director of Media at AfterDownload, (acquired by ironSource in 2013). Oren is a mentor to early-stage startups, and is actively involved in the local technology ecosystem.
VP Media, ironSource
Jason Della Rocca Co-Founder & Indie Evangelist of Execution Labs
EMAIL JASON VIEW LECTURE
Jason Della Rocca is co-founder of Execution Labs, a hands-on early stage investor for independent game developers. Formerly, he was a game industry consultant focused on business and cluster development, and the director of the IGDA for nearly 9 years. He was honored for his industry building efforts with the inaugural Ambassador Award at GDC.
Jason Della Rocca
Co-Founder & Indie Evangelist, Execution Labs
Stuart Drexler CEO of Jago Studios
EMAIL STUART VIEW LECTURE
Stuart Drexler is a product leader and digital innovator with over 20 years’ experience creating games and toys for global brands including Club Penguin, Moshi Monsters, Barbie, Elmo and LEGO. Stuart is CEO of mobile games start-up Jago Studios, bringing humor to a small screen near you.
CEO, Jago Studios
Bytro Labs GmbH
Felix Faber Managing Director of Bytro Labs GmbH
EMAIL FELIX VIEW LECTURE
Felix studied Cognitive- and Computer Science and became a world champion in robotic soccer before he turned his passion into his job and founded Bytro together with two friends in 2009. Bytro produces HTML5 core browser games with 40 people in Hamburg, Germany.
Managing Director, Bytro Labs GmbH
Aviv Frenkel Co-Founder & CEO of intooiTV
EMAIL AVIV VIEW LECTURE
After 20 years of experience in media, Aviv is today a tech entrepreneur, co-founder and CEO of a media start up. For the past 12 years he has been the senior Tech and automotive correspondent and anchorman at Channel 10 News. Presenting tech shows on Israeli National TV and a documentary filmmaker.
Co-Founder & CEO, intooiTV
Anton Gauffin CEO of Huuuge
EMAIL ANTON VIEW LECTURE
Anton Gauffin founded his first mobile gaming company Gamelion in the first era of mobile games in 2002. Sold it in 2007 only to buy it back and re-unite the team years later in 2014 to start Huuuge. Company focus is on social casino where team just released their flagship game Huuuge Casino.
Stav Goldstein Game Artist & Developer of Fireberry Studio
EMAIL STAV VIEW LECTURE
Stav Goldstein is a game designer and an artist. Stav works as a freelance game artist and teaches a game art course at Mentor College. In 2015 Stav founded Fireberry Studio, and so far, has released two chapters of the studio’s first title - The Splitting, a mystery adventure game for PC.
Game Artist & Developer, Fireberry Studio
Tsahi Liberman Content Manager at GameIS, CTO of TapOnIt
EMAIL TSAHI VIEW LECTURE
Tsahi is CTO of game studio TapOnIt, creating games for mobile, AR and VR platforms. Formerly, Tsahi was a director at GameIS and developed educational games for children for 12+ years. Today Tsahi helps create content for game conferences around the world, teaches college courses, consults startups, and is a board member at Games for Peace association in Israel.
Content Manager at GameIS, CTO, TapOnIt
Xiang Lin Partner of Troodo Mobile
EMAIL XIANG VIEW LECTURE
Xiang Lin is a partner of Troodo Mobile, a mobile game studio based in Beijing, China. Xiang is also a venture partner in Teec Angel Fund where she focuses on game, VR/AR, ads technology and mHealth. She previously served in executive position at Hoolai Games.
Partner, Troodo Mobile
Epic Llama Games
Hernan Lopez Founder of Epic Llama Games
EMAIL HERNAN VIEW LECTURE
Hernan Lopez is the warchief and founder of Epic Llama Games, a game company founded in 2008 and focused on the casual games market. His latest game Darkestville Castle is a graphic adventure that pays tribute to classic games such as Monkey Island or Grim Fandango.
Founder, Epic Llama Games
Darion Lowenstein CMO of Gamblit Gaming
EMAIL DARION VIEW LECTURE
As CMO for Gamblit Gaming, Darion oversees marketing and publishing efforts for the company’s arcade style real money games for mobile and its upcoming hardware launch in casinos. A 20-year industry veteran, Darion has produced / directed some of the biggest video games in the industry at companies like Electronic Arts, Activision, Rockstar Games and Scopely.
CMO, Gamblit Gaming
Vicenc Marti President of Tangelo Games
EMAIL VICENC VIEW LECTURE
Vicenc Marti is a professional focused on strategy networking business development and relations with investors and an expert in the specifics of the gaming industry. He is currently President of Tangelo Games, the Biggest Gaming Community Platform, and President of Billy Mobile, a 100% mobile Ad Exchange focused on performance.
President, Tangelo Games
Derrick Morton CEO of FlowPlay
EMAIL DERRICK VIEW LECTURE
A 20-year veteran of the casual gaming industry, Derrick Morton has led the development of over 200 digital entertainment projects during his career. Before founding FlowPlay in 2006, he served as a key executive at several top online game companies. FlowPlay is the developer behind social casino MMO Vegas World which has over 2 million registered users.
Catherine Mylinh VP Marketing of Vungle
EMAIL CATHERINE VIEW LECTURE
Catherine leads Vungle's marketing team. Previously, she’s held executive roles in product development, R&D and marketing for several mobile analytics and marketing SaaS companies. Prior to her move back to tech (she started her career as a computer programmer), Catherine was a broadcast journalist.
VP Marketing, Vungle
Doron Nir CEO & Co-Founder of Stream Elements
EMAIL DORON VIEW LECTURE
Doron is the CEO and Co-Founder of Stream Elements. He is a veteran game designer, one of the founders of GameIS (Israeli Digital Game Developers Association) and Director of the Garage Geeks. He is also a lecturer of Game Design at the Interdisciplinary Center Hertzlia.
CEO & Co-Founder, Stream Elements
Yaniv Nizan CEO & Co-Founder of SOOMLA
EMAIL YANIV VIEW LECTURE
Yaniv Nizan is the CEO of SOOMLA, an innovator in mobile game analytics. Prior to SOOMLA Yaniv co-founded EyeView, a leading video advertising technology company. He is a regular speaker in industry events and a mobile monetization thought leader with articles published in Gamasutra, Gamedev.net, Develop Magazine and others.
CEO & Co-Founder, SOOMLA
Reinaldo Normand Investment Partner of GameFounders
EMAIL REINALDO VIEW LECTURE
Reinaldo Normand is a 20 year veteran in the games industry. He created the world’s first 3G console with investment from Qualcomm and lived and worked in China for 2 years. He now heads Gamefounders USA in Silicon Valley, the world's #1 gaming accelerator.
Investment Partner, GameFounders
Yair Panet Co-Founder & CEO of Wizits
EMAIL YAIR VIEW LECTURE
Yair is the CEO and co-founder of Wizits, a social casino studio based in Tel Aviv. Prior to Wizits, Yair was a consultant for online gaming companies, co-founder of Beehive BI and the head of poker for Playtech.
Co-Founder & CEO, Wizits
Avishay Peres Director of Business Operations of Pixoneye
EMAIL AVISHAY VIEW LECTURE
Avishay is an experienced media manager, managing both brands and performance, direct and programmatic. He holds an M.A. in conflict resolution and speaks seven languages. Since day one, he has been advising and forming Pixoneye's market fit and product strategy, from idea to delivery – overseeing SaaS sales.
Director of Business Operations, Pixoneye
Jim Perkins Executive Vice President of Corum Group
EMAIL JIM VIEW LECTURE
Entertainment software entrepreneur Jim Perkins is responsible for publishing some of the industry’s biggest franchises, including Unreal, Duke Nukem, Wolfenstein, Doom, Hunting Unlimited and Driver. Jim joined Corum Group, the world’s leading software M&A firm, with a focus on educating / helping prospective sellers maximize the value of their companies.
Executive Vice President, Corum Group
Hila Pilcer General Counsel of TabTale
EMAIL HILA VIEW LECTURE
Hila Pilcer is General Counsel of TabTale Ltd. Previously, Hila served as a commercial and corporate lawyer at leading law firms in Israel and S. Africa, and as counsel at a US company, in varied sectors, including telecommunications, life sciences, hardware, software, semiconductors and gaming. Her practices include IP, commercial and technology transactions.
General Counsel, TabTale
Craig Robinson VP Mobile Games of FlowPlay
EMAIL CRAIG VIEW LECTURE
Craig leads mobile strategy and development for FlowPlay as the vice president of mobile games. Over the course of two decades as a software engineer and mobile executive, he has built and supported the growth of more than 30 apps and games for the mobile platform. Craig previously worked at RealNetworks and GameHouse and was co-founder / CEO of Absolute Hero.
VP Mobile Games, FlowPlay
Games Growth Partners
Lior Shiff Founder of Games Growth Partners
EMAIL LIOR VIEW LECTURE
Lior Shiff is a co-founder of Games Growth Partners. Until December 2015, he was Managing Director of Product Madness, a company he co-founded. Product Madness is a leader in the Social Casino segment with revenues of more than $200m/year.
Founder, Games Growth Partners
Dmitry Shkolnikov COO of Tapcore
EMAIL DMITRY VIEW LECTURE
Dmitry has 14 years experience in IT product development starting from desktop virtualisation engines through ad tech in my.com and Avito and now piracy detection software for mobile. He has master's degree in biophysics and is fond of games.
Michal Skurnik Game Designer of Mohican Lab
EMAIL MICHAL VIEW LECTURE
Michal Skurnik is a game designer with over eight years of production and design experience in the edutainment and social gaming markets. She is also the co-founder of Pic-a-Cake an innovative mobile e-commerce consumer's platform for customization and purchase of creative cakes kits.
Game Designer, Mohican Lab
Golden Rat Studios
George Zaloom Co-Founder of Golden Rat Studios
EMAIL GEORGE VIEW LECTURE
George Zaloom is the co-founder and president of Golden Rat Studios, a Los Angeles, California-based studio creating games exclusively for the APAC market. Of recent, Zaloom co-founded and launched USA-based studios for two major Korean gaming companies: Nexon/Rushmo and NHN. Prior to that he ran the GoPlay game distribution service.
Co-Founder, Golden Rat Studios
Tomer Barkan CEO & Founder of Suncrash Studios
EMAIL TOMER VIEW LECTURE
A gamer and a programmer since the age of 7, Tomer is an experienced software engineer that left his day job to pursue his lifelong dream of making video games. Tomer founded the indie team Suncrash, makers of PC strategy game Judgment: Apocalypse Survival Simulation.
CEO & Founder, Suncrash Studios
Christina Dunbar Talent Strategy Partner of Scopely
EMAIL CHRISTINA VIEW LECTURE
Christina has spent 12 years in the gaming industry and calls it an amazing ride. From working in huge casino operations to niche consulting in social/mobile games, Christina excels in the art of relationships. Her experience ranges from high volume recruiting to taking care of high-end VIP casino guests to high-level talent relationships and engagement.
Talent Strategy Partner, Scopely
Helen Doron Ltd
Shulamit Ferber Game Developer of Helen Doron Ltd
EMAIL SHULAMIT VIEW LECTURE
Shulamit Ferber is a game developer from Tel-Aviv. She works at Helen Doron Ltd, creating educational English games for kids. Her current project is an HTML5 games framework for mobile and web. She is also one of the founders of the feminist Facebook page and blog "Politically Corret".
Game Developer, Helen Doron Ltd
Fernando Pernica Senior Manager, Monetization & Publisher Growth of AdColony
EMAIL FERNANDO VIEW LECTURE
Fernando helps EMEA developers monetize their apps and scale their business using AdColony’s best-in-class mobile video product. After stints at an NGO and edutech startup, he experienced the shift of advertising from web to mobile firsthand while working at Berlin’s Fyber.
Senior Manager, Monetization & Publisher Growth, AdColony
Tong Xu CEO of Narvalous
EMAIL TONG VIEW LECTURE
Tong Xu is the CEO and co-founder of Narvalous, an emerging gaming publishing company based in Palo Alto, CA. Narvalous aims to bridge top-quality games and potential top-quality gamers, and to bridge the western and eastern gaming markets.
Mark Beck Founder of Reel Ads
EMAIL MARK VIEW LECTURE
Mark Beck is a former vice president at Aristocrat (Product Madness) responsible for user acquisition, finance and data science (marketing) for their marquee titles Heart of Vegas and FaFaFa. After spending 10 years in the casino industry in Australia, Las Vegas and San Francisco, Mark is not only a passionate gambler but an expert in the casino space.
Founder, Reel Ads
Itamar Benedy General Manager Israel, VP Strategy & Apps of glispa
EMAIL ITAMAR VIEW LECTURE
Itamar Benedy is General Manager Israel, VP Strategy & Apps at glispa, a Berlin-headquartered digital marketing company. Managing ad tech M&A activities at Market Tech Holdings, he’s acquired glispa, opened its Israeli office and heads it now. In addition, Itamar is focused on glispa’s key partnerships, M&A, and app incubation project.
General Manager Israel, VP Strategy & Apps, glispa
Niv Golan CEO of NivGo
EMAIL NIV VIEW LECTURE
Niv is a composer and sound designer and an expert, award winning creator of soundtracks for videogames & new media. He created soundtracks for dozens of games and animations that air on TV channels worldwide. 8 games NivGo co-created won the "GameIS Awards" @ 2008-2015.
Old Man Productions
Guy Hasson Social Gaming Consultant of Old Man Productions
EMAIL GUY VIEW LECTURE
After years working at Playtech and serving as Playtika's Content Manager, Guy Hasson now serves as a social slot consultant, specializing in game popularity.
Social Gaming Consultant, Old Man Productions
Johannes Heinze Managing Director EMEA, of Applovin
EMAIL JOHANNES VIEW LECTURE
Johannes Heinze is Managing Director for EMEA at AppLovin, a leading mobile marketing platform that helps the world's largest brands reach over 2B consumers globally with relevant content. At AppLovin, he oversees the company’s international sales growth – a significant responsibility as the company processes over 50B ad requests from around the world every day.
Managing Director EMEA,, Applovin
Charles Manning Founder & CEO of Kochava
EMAIL CHARLES VIEW LECTURE
Charles Manning is founder and CEO of Kochava, the leading mobile attribution analytics platform serving tier-one advertisers world-wide. For nearly 20 years Charles has been creating technologies that use data for system optimization, ranging from business service management (BSM) to information technology (IT) to attribution analytics.
Founder & CEO, Kochava
Print Screen Festival and Steamer Salon Festival
Shalev Moran Games Program Director of Print Screen Festival and Steamer Salon Festival
EMAIL SHALEV VIEW LECTURE
Shalev is Games Program Director for Print Screen Festival in Holon and Steamer Salon Festival in Tel Aviv. He teaches the course Narrative and History of Digital Games at Shenkar College of Art and Design. Formerly a game designer and content designer for Plarium Global, Shalev is now an independent digital artist developing games for various platforms.
Games Program Director, Print Screen Festival and Steamer Salon Festival
Jelly Button Games
Ron Rejwan Co-Founder & CTO of Jelly Button Games
EMAIL RON VIEW LECTURE
Ron started learning coding at the age of 12 aiming to build games. At the age of 18 he was drafted to the ISR army as elite army programmer. Ron released his first successful game in 2006 (pioneer freemium model game), and the second at 2009. Ron founded Jelly Button in 2011 with 4 co-founders and acting since as CTO.
Co-Founder & CTO, Jelly Button Games
Shlomo Freund Founder of AppInChina.co
EMAIL SHLOMO VIEW LECTURE
Shlomo Freund is the founder of AppInChina.co, a Beijing-based company which helps foreign app companies and developers make sense on China's wild app market. So far, AppInChina.co helped more than 80 apps get into the market – among those: The Economist, Duolingo, KLM and other multinationals.
Shay Gabay Business Development Manager of Bidalgo
EMAIL SHAY VIEW LECTURE
Shay leads Bidalgo's business development operations in EMEA and APAC – helping mobile advertisers to scale globally and establishing strategic partnerships to complement Bidalgo's growth. In addition, Shay managed several of the biggest gaming companies in the world and helped them grow using Facebook Marketing solutions.
Business Development Manager, Bidalgo
Ben Horesh Managing Director of AppThis
EMAIL BEN VIEW LECTURE
Ben is the Managing Director at AppThis Tel Aviv. He has a background of 12+ years within mobile development companies focused in both online and social gaming. Having worked at Microgaming, Playtika and now at AppThis, Ben's experience ranges from product development to operations management and ad tech.
Managing Director, AppThis
Peleg Israeli General Manager of Bidalgo
EMAIL PELEG VIEW LECTURE
Peleg Israeli is the General Manager of Bidalgo HQ in Tel Aviv. Bidalgo is a Facebook Marketing Partner and Instagram Partner, with vast experience and knowledge in online marketing and mobile app UA. With its proprietary technology, Bidalgo has helped esteemed clients such as Playtika, Zynga and Plarium scale their UA and win with unbeatable ROI results.
General Manager, Bidalgo
Arnold Nesis CEO of Capricia Productions
EMAIL ARNOLD VIEW LECTURE
Arnold Nesis is an Israeli music composer, mostly known for his work in video games and media. Arnold has worked with companies in the United States, Europe, Russia, Ukraine and elsewhere and currently is CEO of Capricia Productions making interactive music video game albums.
CEO, Capricia Productions
Active Gaming Media, Inc.
Robert Pontow VP Publishing of Active Gaming Media, Inc.
EMAIL ROBERT VIEW LECTURE
Involved in the gaming industry in Japan since 2009, Robert boasts a deep understanding of both Japanese and Western audiences, and has utilized his wealth of experience in marketing and bizdev to assist titles in their entry into the Japanese market. Currently he is in charge of publishing at PLAYISM, the biggest indie game publisher in Japan.
VP Publishing, Active Gaming Media, Inc.
Noa Singer Director of Business Development of DAU-UP
EMAIL NOA VIEW LECTURE
Noa leads strategic worldwide partnerships initiatives for DAU-UP. She has specialized in AdTech and UA services for mobile and social games over the past four years. Coming from a background of 7+ years of experience in sales, marketing and business development, Noa established and now leads the sales department at DAU-UP.
Director of Business Development, DAU-UP
Amir Dori Senior Game Designer of Matific
EMAIL AMIR VIEW LECTURE
Amir Dori, Sr. Game Designer at Matific and creative pioneer, brings 10+ years of experience in designing and executing interactive products for the entertainment industry. After founding Lookandfeel Games in 2009, he served as a Creative Team Leader at TabTale kids studio. His games are played by millions of people around the world... and counting.
Senior Game Designer, Matific
Caglar Eger Expert Business Development of Goodgame Studios
EMAIL CAGLAR VIEW LECTURE
Caglar is responsible for analyzing emerging markets and establishing Goodgame as a market player in high-potential regions. He wears multiple hats in his role and his expertise in markets like China have led to strategic partnerships for Goodgame Studios. He is also responsible for partnerships with mobile platforms such as the iOS Store and Google Play Store.
Expert Business Development, Goodgame Studios
Mike Hines Developer Evangelist of Amazon
EMAIL MIKE VIEW LECTURE
Mike is currently a Developer Evangelist for the Amazon Appstore. An advocate for getting more developers over the app poverty line, he is on a continuing mission to find out and share what currently is and isn’t working in mobile app monetization, and to identify trends that shape the industry.
Developer Evangelist, Amazon
Mark Shovman Head of AR UX Research of Eyeway Vision
EMAIL MARK VIEW LECTURE
Mark Shovman is a researcher and lecturer on the seam of psychology and computers: AR/VR, data visualisation, and games research. Currently, Mark works in a start-up, Eyeway Vision, developing next-generation AR displays, and teaches in HUJI and Bezalel.
Head of AR UX Research, Eyeway Vision
myTarget (Mail.ru Group)
Stanislav Sychenkov Head of Publisher Relations of myTarget (Mail.ru Group)
EMAIL STANISLAV VIEW LECTURE
Stanislav Sychenkov is head of publisher development at myTarget. myTarget is a main traffic source for advertisers in Russia. With their support and trust, Mail.ru launched the mobile monetization platform. Prior to Mail.ru Stanislav was responsible for ad monetization in Zeptolab - most famous for the Cut the Rope franchise and King of Thieves.
Head of Publisher Relations, myTarget (Mail.ru Group)
Peichun Gau Content Manager of Casual Connect
EMAIL PEICHUN VIEW LECTURE
Peichun Gau is the content manager for Casual Connect. Please email Peichun if you would like to speak on the Growth or Dev & Design track for any of the four Casual Connect events.
Content Manager, Casual Connect
Sasha Paleeva Investor & Next Gen Content Manager of Casual Connect
EMAIL SASHA VIEW LECTURE
Sasha is the official photographer and content manager for the Business & Investment and Next Gen tracks for Casual Connect. Please email Sasha if you would like to speak on the Next Gen or Business & Investment tracks at any of the four Casual Connect events.
Investor & Next Gen Content Manager, Casual Connect
Carl Quinton Production Director of Casual Connect
EMAIL CARL VIEW LECTURE
Carl is the Production Director for Casual Connect Europe, Asia, USA and Tel Aviv. Please email him with any sponsorship inquiries.
Production Director, Casual Connect
Casey Rock Casino Content Manager of Casual Connect
EMAIL CASEY VIEW LECTURE
Casey is the Casino content manager for Casual Connect. Please email Casey if you would like to speak on the Casino track at any of the four Casual Connect events. He is also a staff writer for Gamesauce.
Casino Content Manager, Casual Connect
Cathy Simpson Content Director of Casual Connect
EMAIL CATHY VIEW LECTURE
Cathy is the content director for Casual Connect conferences. Please email Cathy for any questions about speaking at Casual Connect.
Content Director, Casual Connect
Miriam Ticsay Content Manager of Casual Connect
EMAIL MIRIAM VIEW LECTURE
Miriam is the Kids & Family content manager for Casual Connect. Please email Miriam if you would like to speak on the Kids & Family track at any of the four Casual Connect events.
Content Manager, Casual Connect
Yuliya Moshkaryova Director of Indie Prize
EMAIL YULIYA VIEW LECTURE
Yuliya manages the Indie Prize Showcase which hosts over 400 development teams each year.
Director, Indie Prize