Oscar Room Gaming Apps Partnerships Manager of Google EMEA
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As part of the App Developer Sales team in EMEA, Oscar focuses on partnering with top gaming developers from UK and CEE – helping them meet their user acquisition and app promotion goals across the Google platforms. Before Google, Oscar worked as a consultant and analyst in investment banking.
Gaming Apps Partnerships Manager, Google EMEA
Masaru Nogi Ohnogi Head of Global BD of gumi
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Nogi is head of Global Business Development at gumi Inc., one of Japan's leading mobile gaming companies. gumi founded The Venture Reality Fund with general partners in Silicon Valley which focuses on VR startups in Asia. Nogi is a 15-year veteran of international business and has been instrumental to the acceleration of gumi's overseas business.
Masaru Nogi Ohnogi
Head of Global BD, gumi
Olga Abashova HR Director of G5 Entertainment
EMAIL OLGA VIEW LECTURE
Olga oversees human resources policies and processes at G5. Prior to G5, she was responsible for marketing direction at Realore and then made a drastic career change to human resources direction. She opened a development studio for G5 and then headed human resources direction at G5 Games as HR Director.
HR Director, G5 Entertainment
Oksana Afonina Global Gaming of Facebook
EMAIL OKSANA VIEW LECTURE
Oksana consults CIS game developers on marketing and growth with Facebook advertising solutions. Previously, she held a similar role at Google where she was working with B2B and B2C tech companies.
Global Gaming, Facebook
Dmitri Dubograev Managing Partner of femida.us
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Mr. Dubograev is the CEO of femida.us with over 20 years of experience in advising start-ups and emerging hi-tech companies. He spearheads the firm in enabling its clients to create solid legal structures, achieve prominent success in IP battles, enter into illustrious investments transactions and capitalize on financially rewarding licensing deals.
Managing Partner, femida.us
Alexis Kennedy Founder of Failbetter Games
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Alexis Kennedy founded Failbetter Games, where he made Fallen London and Sunless Sea among other things. He's now gone ronin to do guest-writing gigs for clients like BioWare, Telltale and Paradox, and to work on an experimental narrative monstrosity, Cultist Simulator
Founder, Failbetter Games
Anton Krasnyy CEO of Murka
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Anton Krasnyy founded social casino company Murka in 2011 along with his partner Max Polyakov. Over several years he efficiently combined the roles of CEO and game designer for Murka's first hit – Slots Journey. In the last five years under Anton's management, Murka has grown to 200 employees and swelled the ranks of Top 10 social casino companies in the market.
Montgomery Singman VP of International Business Development of iDreamSky
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Monte is a 31 year game industry veteran, currently the VP of International BD at iDreamSky. Prior to iDreamSky, he was the Founder/CEO of Radiance Digital Entertainment and Zona, Inc. Monte founded IGDA Shanghai Chapter and lectured in Shanghai Theater Academy as a professor in the field of digital entertainment.
VP of International Business Development, iDreamSky
Nik Vladimirov VP Ukraine of GSN Games
EMAIL NIK VIEW LECTURE
Nikita Vladimirov is the Vice President Ukraine for GSN Games – running its East European expansion. He has worked with games, gambling and social gambling for almost 20 years as a business developer, as well as operations, development and strategic management officer – releasing over a hundred products on all major platforms.
VP Ukraine, GSN Games
Juan Gril Executive Producer of FlowPlay
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Juan has been involved in casual games for the past 2 decades. He currently works at Flowplay, creators of VegasWorld and ourWorld, as an Executive Producer. Previous to that, for 12 years he ran a successful independent game studio called Joju Games, where he produced games for clients such as MTV, Atari and Dreamworks.
Executive Producer, FlowPlay
Eilers & Krejcik Gaming
Adam Krejcik Principal of Eilers & Krejcik Gaming
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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
Mobile Game Doctor
Dave Rohrl CEO & Founder of Mobile Game Doctor
EMAIL DAVE VIEW LECTURE
Dave has been producing and designing games professionally for nearly 25 years, with a strong focus on F2P games for the last 9. He has held senior creative and production positions with Pogo, PopCap, Zynga, and Playdom, among others. For the last 4 years, he has partnered with game developers worldwide to improve their games, teams, and processes.
CEO & Founder, Mobile Game Doctor
Sr. Account Director, MoPub/Twitter
Samsung R&D Institute Ukraine
Oleksii Vasylenko Lead Engineer of Samsung R&D Institute Ukraine
EMAIL OLEKSII VIEW LECTURE
bio coming soon...
Lead Engineer, Samsung R&D Institute Ukraine
Melissa Blau Director of iGaming Capital
EMAIL MELISSA VIEW LECTURE
Melissa Blau has been in the internet gaming sector for over 10 years as both an operator and advisor. She is currently the founder and director of iGaming Capital, a leading iGaming consulting and advisory company. Clients include regulators, casino operators and suppliers. Prior to gaming, Melissa co-managed a $450m MediaTech Venture Capital Fund.
Director, iGaming Capital
Mike Hines Developer Advocate 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 Advocate, Amazon
Barry O'Neill CEO of Touch Press
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Barry O’Neill is the CEO of Touch Press, an educational games publisher formed by Amplify Games, StoryToys, and Touch Press. Prior to Touch Press, Barry headed up Bandai Namco's European mobile business and co-founded Upstart Games. Barry is an investor in mobile content / games and advisor to the Tesseract Fund which focuses on mobile entertainment startups.
CEO, Touch Press
Natalie Portier COO of Appodeal
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Natalie Portier’s fast-paced, driven management style is the ideal fit for the high-speed world of ad tech. With over 10 years of experience in business operations and tech development, Natalie offers a razor-sharp focus and invaluable perspective to her team as Appodeal’s COO.
Anatoly Ropotov CEO of GameInsight
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Anatoly’s career in the games industry began in 1999 as the creator of a popular gaming community. In 2006, he headed the Games Division at CTXM, and later, after becoming the Executive Vice President of Products at Astrum Online Entertainment, was put in charge of strategic planning for game launches. In 2009 Anatoly founded his own studio, innoWate, which eventually became a part of Game Insight. In 2014, he was appointed CEO at Game Insight.
Tarush Agarwal Head of Business Development of Toca Boca
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Tarush Agarwal is the Head of Business Development at Toca Boca. Based in San Francisco, he is responsible for managing and growing the company’s digital presence and revenue through strategic partnerships globally. Prior to Toca Boca, Tarush worked for the Walt Disney Company in Los Angeles and New York.
Head of Business Development, Toca Boca
Vicenc Marti CEO 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.
CEO, Tangelo Games
Macy Mills Business Development Specialist of GameInfluencer
EMAIL MACY VIEW LECTURE
Macy is a business development specialist focused on the gaming industry. Currently, she works with game publishers who are interested in scaling their user base with influencer marketing. Before GameInfluencer, she was the VP of Strategy and Business Development at Hitcents, creators of The Godfather: Family Dynasty, Draw a Stickman, and Hanx Writer.
Business Development Specialist, GameInfluencer
Real Money & Social Casino
Al Thomas Product Consultant & Advisor of Real Money & Social Casino
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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.
Product Consultant & Advisor, Real Money & Social Casino
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
Daniel Burns Owner of Carbon Group
EMAIL DANIEL VIEW LECTURE
Daniel Burns has established himself over recent years as one of the leading deal-makers in the gambling and social games industry. A former lawyer, Daniel has developed deep understanding of all aspects of gambling business and acts as an influential behind-the-scenes advisor to many of the largest and most powerful names in the industry.
Owner, Carbon Group
Jason Della Rocca Co-Founder & Indie Evangelist of Execution Labs
EMAIL JASON VIEW LECTURE
Jason Della Rocca is co-founder of Execution Labs, a first-of-its kind accelerator / investment platform for indie developers. Formerly, he was a game industry consultant focused on business and cluster development, working with studios and organizations worldwide. He has been honored by GDC and Game Developer Magazine and speaks at conferences and universities.
Jason Della Rocca
Co-Founder & Indie Evangelist, Execution Labs
Tanja Evdokimenko Founder of VALUES VALUE
EMAIL TANJA VIEW LECTURE
Tanja is head of VALUES VALUE, which helps gamedev companies build their HR, PR and recruiting processes, hire teams and setup offices. Over 5 years in the industry, she’s gone from a PR-manager to COO of Nika Entertainment and Playrix's Head of Kyiv Office to start her own company. She calls herself a hardcore casual player, passing thousands of match-3 levels.
Founder, VALUES VALUE
Kish Hirani Consultant of Games Industry
EMAIL KISH VIEW LECTURE
Kish has spent 20 years in the games industry and started as an engineer, swiftly attaining tech director or equivalent roles at studios and publishers. He moved to platform holders, starting with Microsoft then settling at Sony as Head of Dev Services. Currently, Kish is a consultant in the games industry as well as the chair of UK advocacy group BAME in Games.
Consultant, Games Industry
Chris Lefebvre Head of Business Development of Tapdaq
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Chris has been enamoured with games since the first time he died of dysentery on the Oregon Trail. He has managed user acquisition campaigns for some of the world’s largest Free-To-Play studios, has been trusted to manage the inventory of Fortune 500 Studios like Etermax, and is constantly looking to innovate the balance between UX and revenue.
Head of Business Development, Tapdaq
Alexey Menshikov Founder and CEO of Beatshapers
EMAIL ALEXEY VIEW LECTURE
Alexey Menshikov brings 18 years of experience in the games industry to his position as CEO, where he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the studio. Under his management, Beatshapers successfully published more than 23 games on PlayStation platforms including several PSN hardware launch titles and Fuze F1 console launch in China.
Founder and CEO, Beatshapers
The Powell Group
Jay Powell CEO of The Powell Group
EMAIL JAY VIEW LECTURE
Over the past 18 years, Jay has negotiated and closed countless deals for licensing, development and distribution. With experience as both a developer and publisher he has published, self published, and helped numerous indie studios self publish countless games since 1998.
CEO, The Powell Group
Victoria Splodytel Art Director of DGN Games
EMAIL VICTORIA VIEW LECTURE
Victoria Splodytel is the Art Director for DGN Games. She has worked in the gaming industry for over 20 years, starting as graphic designer. Over the years she has led art teams that have successfully launched titles in the casual and social casino spaces and is an expert in the art of different genres and styles.
Art Director, DGN Games
Daniel Syrotynsky Gamedev of Dragon's Games
EMAIL DANIEL VIEW LECTURE
Daniel is co-founder and lead developer in Dragon’s Games. His portfolio includes mobile arcade games, 3d real time strategy game, RPG, TBS. He loves to implement artificial intelligence for computer bots and make games with real-time network synchronization. He works with Unity 3D since 2012 after he left Android enterprise outsourcing. Feel free to friend him.
Gamedev, Dragon's Games
Conspexit Games Studio Ltd.
Claire Boissiere Co-Founder & Production Director of Conspexit Games Studio Ltd.
EMAIL CLAIRE VIEW LECTURE
Claire is renowned for developing innovative products and bridges the gap between creative, technical and business. Previously she led Sony PlayStation's AR collaboration on BAFTA nominated Wonderbook: Book of Spells. Now, Claire is focused on a yet-to-be-announced game that empowers players to turn their AR game prowess into a force for social change.
Co-Founder & Production Director, Conspexit Games Studio Ltd.
Conspexit Games Studio Ltd.
Russell Harding Co-Founder & Creative Director of Conspexit Games Studio Ltd.
EMAIL RUSSELL VIEW LECTURE
Russ has been creating ground breaking AR & VR experiences for over 20 years. During 10 years at Sony, he creatively led BAFTA nominated EyePet & Wonderbook franchises and successfully launched PlayStation VR Worlds. Now, Russ is focused on a yet to be announced game that empowers players to turn their AR game prowess into a force for social change.
Co-Founder & Creative Director, Conspexit Games Studio Ltd.
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
Marina Sapunova Marketing Content Manager of yellowHEAD
EMAIL MARINA VIEW LECTURE
Marina is a games industry expert with 15+ years in software and game development. She ran a game development company, Media Art, that released many successful casual titles for multiple platforms. Over the past 2 years, Marina was Marketing Manager at DAU-UP. Currently, she is yellowHEAD’s Marketing Content Manager.
Marketing Content Manager, yellowHEAD
Keren Yehiel Client Development Manager of Bidalgo
EMAIL KEREN VIEW LECTURE
Keren manages the SaaS clients portfolio at Bidalgo – an official marketing partner of Facebook, Google, Snapchat and Pinterest, with years of experience with top-grossing game developers and with big love for creatives.
Client Development Manager, Bidalgo
Those Awesome Guys
Nicolae Berbece Founder of Those Awesome Guys
EMAIL NICOLAE VIEW LECTURE
Nicolae is an indie game developer from VampireLand (Romania) and the designer of Move or Die, the friendship ruining party game. He founded "Those Awesome Guys", where he teams up with developers from all over the world to create experimental & highly polished games.
Founder, Those Awesome Guys
Emmanuel Carraud CEO of appChocolate
EMAIL EMMANUEL VIEW LECTURE
Entrepreneur and investor in Mobile Application, Emmanuel is the co-founder and CEO of AppChocolate, the festive mobile apps publisher. The famous app ‘Advent Calendar – 25 Days of Christmas’ offers 25 apps for free and reaches over 1 million users every year. Emmanuel co-founded MagicSolver.com, the apps discovery specialists, in 2009.
Alexander Grach Head of Sales of AppsFlyer
EMAIL ALEXANDER VIEW LECTURE
As the head of sales, Alexander is responsible for AppsFlyer’s growth in the Mediterranean and Eastern Europe. He was previously in charge of international business development at Xplenty, a big data analytics company. Before that Alex held various sales and marketing roles at Cisco and Intel being based in the Netherlands, Russia, and Israel.
Head of Sales, AppsFlyer
Virtual Arts Limited
Nizar Romdan CEO & Co-Founder of Virtual Arts Limited
EMAIL NIZAR VIEW LECTURE
Nizar Romdan is CEO and co-founder of Virtual Arts Limited – a startup in the UK specializing in developing VR content and tech. Nizar is a veteran in the gaming industry and worked at ARM for over 10 years where he was the worldwide director of Developer Relations – leading a worldwide team that worked with game developers and middleware providers.
CEO & Co-Founder, Virtual Arts Limited
John Uke Founder & CEO of GameTree
EMAIL JOHN VIEW LECTURE
John Uke is the founder of GameTree, an app to help gamers discover friends and games based on their personality and tastes. He attended Babson, the top entrepreneurship school in America, spent thousands of hours researching and lecturing on personality psychology and founded a coding school.
Founder & CEO, GameTree
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
Peichun Gau Growth and Design & Development Content Manager of Casual Connect
EMAIL PEICHUN VIEW LECTURE
Peichun Gau is the content manager for the Growth, and Design & Development tracks for Casual Connect. Please email Peichun if you would like to speak on the Growth or Design & Development tracks for any of the four Casual Connect events.
Growth and Design & Development Content Manager, Casual Connect
Lea Hester Production of Casual Connect
EMAIL LEA VIEW LECTURE
Lea is the production manager for Casual Connect Europe, Asia, USA and Tel Aviv. Please email her with any questions about your sponsorship.
Production, Casual Connect
Sasha Paleeva Funding & Next Gen Content Manager of Casual Connect
EMAIL SASHA VIEW LECTURE
Sasha is the content manager for the eSports, Business & Investment, Next Gen tracks for Casual Connect. Please email Sasha if you would like to speak on the Next Gen or Business & Investment, eSports tracks at any of the four Casual Connect events.
Funding & Next Gen Content Manager, Casual Connect
Carl Quinton Production 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, 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