Chris Early VP of Digital Publishing of Ubisoft
EMAIL CHRIS VIEW LECTURE
Chris Early joined Ubisoft’s San Francisco office in February 2010 as vice president of digital publishing. Early spearheads Ubisoft’s digital publishing initiatives, where he oversees digital game commerce, operations and player engagement in North, South and Central America territories.
VP of Digital Publishing, Ubisoft
Matthew Hall Co-Founder of Hipster Whale
EMAIL MATTHEW VIEW LECTURE
Matthew Hall is the co-founder of Hipster Whale, the developers of Crossy Road. Also he runs a one-man-band studio in regional Victoria called KlickTock and has three other App Store #1 games: Doodle Find, Little Things and Little Things Forever.
Co-Founder, Hipster Whale
Gravity Co., LTD.
Yoshinori Kitamura Chief Operating Officer of Gravity Co., LTD.
EMAIL YOSHINORI VIEW LECTURE
Yoshinori Kitamura is the COO of Gravity Co. LTD. He has also been Gravity’s director since 2010. From 2008 to 2009 he was director and CEO of NeoCyon and in 2008 he also served as Gravity Interactive's CEO.
Chief Operating Officer, Gravity Co., LTD.
Color Switch LLC
David Reichelt Game Designer of Color Switch LLC
EMAIL DAVID VIEW LECTURE
David has been a game designer since July of 2013. Before this he was in the U.S. Army as a combat medic, performed as a magician, received BA in Theatre, and had various other performance experience. Before Color Switch David designed hundreds of games of which he published forty.
Game Designer, Color Switch LLC
Most Played Games
Derrick Alain Mapagu Founder & CEO of Most Played Games
EMAIL DERRICK ALAIN VIEW LECTURE
Derrick is CEO and Founder of Most Played Games with the worldwide hit game "Flippy Bottle Extreme".
Derrick Alain Mapagu
Founder & CEO, Most Played Games
Anh Nguyen User Acquisition Manager of Rovio
EMAIL ANH VIEW LECTURE
Anh is User Acquisition Manager at Rovio, the creator of Angry Birds. Focusing on digital planning, media buying and mobile attribution, he has been working on various titles from casual, strategy to mid core games. Angry Birds 2 is the latest success that topped the 40 grossing chart in US iPhone
User Acquisition Manager, Rovio
Christopher Liu Head of Mobile Game Publishing Business of VNG Corporation
EMAIL CHRISTOPHER VIEW LECTURE
Christopher Liu serves as the Head of Mobile Game Publishing Business, which focuses on Vietnam and the rest of the SEA region. Prior to joining VNG, Chris was the Business Development Director for ZeniMax Asia Pacific in Hong Kong.
Head of Mobile Game Publishing Business, VNG Corporation
Chris Murphy Evangelist of Epic Games
EMAIL CHRIS VIEW LECTURE
Chris Murphy is an Evangelist for Epic Games and founder of Pub Games, an independent Australian game developer, with game development credits across PC, Vive, Oculus, PS4, iOS and Android. Chris has over 10 years of experience with Unreal Engine, with a broad skillset across a range of game development disciplines.
Evangelist, Epic Games
Atsuo Nakayama President & COO of Bushiroad SEA
EMAIL ATSUO VIEW LECTURE
Atsuo Nakayama, President & COO of Bushiroad Singapore, manages TCG/Mobile game/Anime business derives from IPs including owned: “Vanguard”, “Baddy Fight” and “BanG Dream”. He also specialized in IP business backed by previous career as the Studio head/GM of Bandai Namco Studios Vancouver/Singapore.
President & COO, Bushiroad SEA
Lyto Datarindo Fortuna
Kenken Rudy Salim COO of Lyto Datarindo Fortuna
EMAIL KENKEN RUDY VIEW LECTURE
Kenken Rudy Salim works at Lyto Indonesia as project manager and was formerly a professional gamer. Working in the gaming industry was his dream since he was a kid. Now he has witnessed most of the Indonesian gaming market for PC online games, Facebook games, web games and now mobile games.
Kenken Rudy Salim
COO, Lyto Datarindo Fortuna
Tarush Agarwal Business Director of Toca Boca
EMAIL TARUSH VIEW LECTURE
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 LA and New York.
Business Director, Toca Boca
The Walt Disney Company
Je Alipio Director Disney Interactive Southeast Asia of The Walt Disney Company
EMAIL JE VIEW LECTURE
Je Alipio is the Director of Disney Interactive in Southeast Asia managing Disney’s games across platforms (mobile, online, console) & brands (Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars). Prior to joining Disney, Je led the Business Development and User Acquisition efforts of Electronic Arts in Asia Pacific.
Director Disney Interactive Southeast Asia, The Walt Disney Company
Don Anderson Head of Family & Learning Partnerships, APAC of YouTube
EMAIL DON VIEW LECTURE
Don has more than 20 years of media and digital experience, including overseeing digital sales, marketing and communications for leading publishers, platforms and agencies in Asia-Pacific. As Head of Family & Learning for YouTube APAC, Don oversees the platform’s content strategy and partnerships.
Head of Family & Learning Partnerships, APAC, YouTube
mixi, Inc. (XFLAG)
Kirin Ando Senior Director, Global Business Division of mixi, Inc. (XFLAG)
EMAIL KIRIN VIEW LECTURE
Kirin Ando is a Senior Director in the Global Business Division in XFLAG, the entertainment arm of mixi inc. and publisher of Monster Strike. Kirin led marketing for Monster Strike to top ranks in markets including Taiwan, the US and is currently creating the battle plan for new global titles.
Senior Director, Global Business Division, mixi, Inc. (XFLAG)
Ini3 Digital PLC
Pattera Apithanakoon CEO of Ini3 Digital PLC
EMAIL PATTERA VIEW LECTURE
Ini3 has serviced over 30 games for more than 10 years. Softbank Ventures invested in Ini3, where they foresaw management capabilities and perspective and helped the expansion throughout Southeast Asia. One of Ini3's more recent successes is the collaboration with Blizzard for Hearthstone.
CEO, Ini3 Digital PLC
Shieny Aprilia VP Serious Games & Gamification of Agate Studio
EMAIL SHIENY VIEW LECTURE
Shieny is co-founder of Agate, the leading Indonesian game company. Since 2009, she's been leading the company from its inception until becoming one of the largest in South East Asia. Her focus is implementing games and gamification in learning for corporates and education.
VP Serious Games & Gamification, Agate Studio
Hal Bame Managing Director, SEA of ESL
EMAIL HAL VIEW LECTURE
Hal has extensive international experience in growing video game & esports business across global markets. Before recently becoming Managing Director SEA at ESL, he was co-founder and CEO at Nemesis as well as VP, Distributor Territories & Emerging Markets at Codemasters, and at SCEE (PlayStation).
Managing Director, SEA, ESL
Yi Fei Boon Field Engineer of Unity Technologies
EMAIL YI FEI VIEW LECTURE
Yi Fei's desire to be a one man development team led him to take on multiple roles from Technical Artist to Gameplay Programmer. He had worked for various development teams before joining Unity as a Field Engineer and is now helping developers make awesome games with Unity.
Yi Fei Boon
Field Engineer, Unity Technologies
Won Cho EVP of Global Business of 4:33
EMAIL WON VIEW LECTURE
Won Cho is the EVP of Global Business at 4:33, a mobile game publisher based in Korea, and spearheads its global business expansion. He is an 16-year industry veteran, previously was a Managing Director and Country Manager for Gameloft Korea and a General Manager for Atari Korea.
EVP of Global Business, 4:33
Jeremy Goh Co-Founder of IMBA Interactive
EMAIL JEREMY VIEW LECTURE
Jeremy is the co-founder of IMBA Interactive, a Singapore-based studio that provides end-to-end audio and music solutions for video games and apps. Having worked in the audio industry for over 7 years, Jeremy has found a haven in creating fulfilling experiences for games and interactive media.
Co-Founder, IMBA Interactive
Gwen Guo Co-Founder of IMBA Interactive
EMAIL GWEN VIEW LECTURE
Gwen is a co-founder of IMBA interactive, a small Singapore-based studio that provides end-to-end audio solutions for video games. Of the many games she’s designed sound for, some have bagged audio awards in Indie Game Festival China 2013 and Indie Prize 2013/2014.
Co-Founder, IMBA Interactive
Jia Ling Hoo Former Co-Founder and VP of Partnerships of Inzen Studio
EMAIL JIA LING VIEW LECTURE
Ling was the former co-founder of Inzen Studio and is a games industry veteran in a career spanning 12 years. Her experience spans from QA to development pipelines, as well as the planning and execution of company strategies.
Jia Ling Hoo
Former Co-Founder and VP of Partnerships, Inzen Studio
Gary Huang Overseas Business Director of Linekong
EMAIL GARY VIEW LECTURE
Overseas business director at Linekong, a leading Chinese game developer with its MMO titles, Gary’s role is to introduce their self-developed mobile games to foreign countries and to source overseas mobile titles to China. Prior to joining Linekong, Gary was the international BD director at NetEase.
Overseas Business Director, Linekong
Sharon Kho Co-Founder of IMBA Interactive
EMAIL SHARON VIEW LECTURE
Sharon is a co-founder of IMBA Interactive, a Singapore-based studio that provides end-to-end audio and music solutions for video games and apps. As a music composer and sound designer, her most recent work on “Mr. Catt” bagged the ‘Best Music and Sound Effect Award’ at the Bahamut ACG Awards 2016.
Co-Founder, IMBA Interactive
Justin Kim CEO of REDBANA Philippines
EMAIL JUSTIN VIEW LECTURE
In his role as CEO, Justin KIM leads Redbana Corporation’s global operations and works closely with pc online and mobile game developers and publishers. He has performed market analysis and brokered distribution agreements globally, specializing in online pc and mobile games.
CEO, REDBANA Philippines
LAI Global Game Services
David Lakritz President & CEO of LAI Global Game Services
EMAIL DAVID VIEW LECTURE
David is CEO of LAI Global Game Services, a provider of tools and services to help developers localize, market and publish their games globally. David is responsible for setting LAI's overall business and technology vision, and has over 20 years of game industry experience.
President & CEO, LAI Global Game Services
mixi, Inc. (XFLAG)
Langer Lee Strategy Director, Global Business Division of mixi, Inc. (XFLAG)
EMAIL LANGER VIEW LECTURE
Langer is the Strategy Director for the Global Business Division in XFLAG, the entertainment arm of mixi inc. and publisher of Monster Strike. Langer is spearheading the global strategy in expanding XFLAG's presence and looks forward to creating thrilling battle entertainment all around the world.
Strategy Director, Global Business Division, mixi, Inc. (XFLAG)
Viacom International Media Networks
Syahrizan Mansor Vice President, Nickelodeon Brand, Asia of Viacom International Media Networks
EMAIL SYAHRIZAN VIEW LECTURE
With two decades of media industry experience, Syahrizan Mansor is currently the Vice President, Nickelodeon Asia. Responsible for growing Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. across Greater China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia, she oversees content and creative production, programming, marketing and digital.
Vice President, Nickelodeon Brand, Asia, Viacom International Media Networks
Jaime Ocampo General Manager APAC of Kochava
EMAIL JAIME VIEW LECTURE
Jaime (pronounced as "Hai-me") has worked regional roles in the mobile gaming space for the last 15+ years. He joins as their General Manager for APAC to run the company’s rapidly growing business in the region. Jaime continues to be a strong advocate of using a proper data-driven approach to execute smart mobile gaming strategies.
General Manager APAC, Kochava
Jean-Francois Prevost Developer Account Manager of Microsoft
EMAIL JEAN-FRANCOIS VIEW LECTURE
As the Xbox Developer Account Manager for Asia Pacific, Jean-Francois manages the technical relationships with game developers across the region. As part of this role, he enjoys evangelizing the amazing ID@Xbox program, which enables independent developers to self-publish on Xbox One and Windows 10.
Developer Account Manager, Microsoft
VP, Business Development, FoxNext Games
Cvetan Rusimov COO of Imperia Online
EMAIL CVETAN VIEW LECTURE
Cvetan Rusimov is the COO of Imperia Online. Cvetan is a member of the IMGA China Awards Jury and Mentor at global game accelerator Game Founders. He is а games industry professional with 15 years’ experience. Joining Imperia Online, he raised a team of nine to a multi-million dollar company.
COO, Imperia Online
Smart Education, Ltd.
Shoko Sakai Director of Media and Business Development of Smart Education, Ltd.
EMAIL SHOKO VIEW LECTURE
Shoko Sakai is the Director of Media of Smart Education, the No.1 Kids app developer in Japan with 18 million downloads and 1.7 million MAUs. She is a Producer and is in charge of new business and rights acquisitions. Previously, she worked at Japan Sports Marketing and Fuji TV Network.
Director of Media and Business Development, Smart Education, Ltd.
Chor Guan Teo Program Partner of MXR International
EMAIL CHOR GUAN VIEW LECTURE
Teo Chor Guan has more than 20 years of experience in systems engineering for computer graphics and games. She formerly worked with companies like Electronic Arts (EA) and Lucasfilm. She is presently the Co-Founder and Program Partner for MXR International, working on AR/VR for edutainment products.
Chor Guan Teo
Program Partner, MXR International
Kadri Ugand Co-Founder & CEO of GameFounders
EMAIL KADRI VIEW LECTURE
Kadri is the co-founder of GameFounders, the global gaming startup accelerator. Along with co-founder Paul Bragiel, she has built up a network of 200+ mentors, partners and friends from the games industry to help young studios grow. Over the past few years she has seen over 1,000 gaming startups and invested in 38 teams so far.
Co-Founder & CEO, GameFounders
Mario Wynands Managing Director of PikPok
EMAIL MARIO VIEW LECTURE
Mario is managing director and co-founder of PikPok, a leading publisher across mobile, tablet, and desktop. In his 20 years at the company, he has led studio operations, built a successful game portfolio and overseen the creation of console titles including Shatter® and GripShift® and smartphone/tablet hits such as BAFTA-nominated Super Monsters Ate My Condo.
Managing Director, PikPok
Tong Xu CEO of Narvalous
EMAIL TONG VIEW LECTURE
Tong Xu is the CEO of Narvalous, a game development and publishing company that believes games should be fun, social, competitive, and global. We have built a social game vCruise, a VR eSports game, and published the best Chinese games in western markets, such as Wartune, and Chrono Wars.
Red Candle Games
Shun Ting Yao Co-Founder & Producer of Red Candle Games
EMAIL SHUN TING VIEW LECTURE
Yao is the producer of the 2D horror game Detention that received 97% overwhelmingly positive review on Steam. Experienced in interactive multimedia, he aimed to create a game with Taiwanese element. In 2014, he developed Detention’s prototype individually, and later co-founded Red Candle Games.
Shun Ting Yao
Co-Founder & Producer, Red Candle Games
China Mobile Games and Entertainment Group (CMGE)
Ringo Zhu Director Business Development North America of China Mobile Games and Entertainment Group (CMGE)
EMAIL RINGO VIEW LECTURE
Ringo Zhu is responsible for overseas licensing and investment for CMGE. Ringo has 14-years experiences in multiple industries including mobile gaming, telecommunication, internet portal in both China and North America. Before joining CMGE, Ringo worked for MTS Allstream, NetEase, etc.
Director Business Development North America, China Mobile Games and Entertainment Group (CMGE)
Daniel Bernstein Vice President of Corum Group
EMAIL DANIEL VIEW LECTURE
Daniel has worked in a number of roles over a 20 year career in high technology, most recently as the founder and CEO of Sandlot Games Corporation, a leading casual games publisher and developer that sold in 2011. Now Daniel helps other companies achieve an exit as a Vice President for Corum Group.
Vice President, Corum Group
Qi Chen COO of Funplus
EMAIL QI VIEW LECTURE
Chen is Chief Operation Officer of FunPlus. He joined FunPlus from early beginning and FunPlus has grown up from a small team to a truly international entertainment company. King of Avalon, Family Farm, Family Farm Seaside are the flagship titles published by FunPlus and get global success.
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.
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. During his off-time, he plays CCGs, practices yoga and eats hummus.
Co-Founder & CEO, ClanPlay
Marc Hale Head of APAC of Liftoff
EMAIL MARC VIEW LECTURE
Marc is responsible for leading Asia-Pacific expansion at Liftoff, a performance-based mobile user acquisition and retargeting technology company. He has held various positions at major media publishers and ad networks, resulting in over a decade of digital experience across social, video, and mobile marketing.
Head of APAC, Liftoff
Masahiko Honma Co-Founder and General Partner of Incubate Fund
EMAIL MASAHIKO VIEW LECTURE
Masahiko Honma is co-founder and general partner of Incubate Fund, the largest seed stage investment group in Japan. Our total asset under management is US $180M from investors like Tencent, Yahoo, SEGA, Mixi, Mitsui Sumitomo Bank, and Japan’s government fund.
Co-Founder and General Partner, Incubate Fund
Playware Studios Pte Ltd
Siddarth Jain Chief Creative Director of Playware Studios Pte Ltd
EMAIL SIDDARTH VIEW LECTURE
Siddharth Jain is the Chief Creative Director of Playware, a Serious Games company known for Edtech innovation. Over the years Playware has won International recognition and awards such as: the Brandon Hall Group Awards for Excellence in Technology and the Innovplus Flame Award from WDA Singapore.
Chief Creative Director, Playware Studios Pte Ltd
Vesa Jutila Co-Founder and VP Content & Commercial Partnerships of Hatch Entertainment
EMAIL VESA VIEW LECTURE
Vesa and his team, located in Europe, Japan and the US, are responsible for building an inspiring and high-quality game collection for Hatch, the new social gaming service that will change the way people play. Vesa previously held executive positions at Rovio Entertainment.
Co-Founder and VP Content & Commercial Partnerships, Hatch Entertainment
Oliver Kern Chief Commercial Officer of Lockwood Publishing
EMAIL OLIVER VIEW LECTURE
Oliver is a noted growth hacker and mobile marketing guru and has helped app companies ranging from indies to market giants like Rovio and Wargaming. He has marketed hundreds of casual, core and MMO games in the online and mobile space. Currently he serves as Chief Commercial Officer at Lockwood Publishing, the creator of the virtual 3D world AVAKIN LIFE.
Chief Commercial Officer, Lockwood Publishing
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!
Pollen Velocity Capital
Martin Macmillan CEO of Pollen Velocity Capital
EMAIL MARTIN VIEW LECTURE
Martin has 20 years’ experience in launching and building technology businesses in FinTech, music and media sectors. Based in SF, he has married his traditional financial markets and app development experience to create a new financing model to help gaming companies succeed in the app economy.
CEO, Pollen Velocity Capital
Gautam Talwar General Manager of Maker Studios
EMAIL GAUTAM VIEW LECTURE
"Gautam leads commercial advertising, original programming and audience development across Southeast Asia at Walt Disney Company subsidiary, Maker Studios. Prior to Maker, Gautam held business development positions at Disney and Fremantle Media with stints in Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Singapore.
General Manager, Maker Studios
Turner Asia Pacific
David Webb Head of Research and Planning of Turner Asia Pacific
EMAIL DAVID VIEW LECTURE
David works closely with the content, brand, and commercial teams to assist with on-going network strategy development. As part of this, he manages Turner’s acclaimed New Generations research – one of the largest sets of studies of lifestyles and opinions of kids and families in Asia Pacific.
Head of Research and Planning, Turner Asia Pacific
Arief Whidiyasa Chief Executive Officer of Agate Studio
EMAIL ARIEF VIEW LECTURE
Arief Widhiyasa is the founder and CEO of Agate Studio. With a vision to be a leading and respected game company with world class standards in Indonesia. The company is growing rapidly and become the local biggest game developer company in Indonesia along with the motto, “Live the Fun Way”.
Chief Executive Officer, Agate Studio
Mike Hines Developer Evangelist of Amazon
EMAIL MIKE VIEW LECTURE
Mike Hines is a recovering tech entrepreneur, developer evangelist for Amazon Appstore, and active advocate for getting more developers over the app poverty line. Mike 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
KDU University College
Hilmy Abdul Rahim Lecturer of KDU University College
EMAIL HILMY VIEW LECTURE
Hilmy Abdul Rahim has taught game development for 13 years, and was a producer in two game dev companies for 4 years. He has a CompSci degree and spent 7 years teaching multimedia design in an arts Faculty. He previously served as IGDA Malaysia's Chapter Coordinator. He is currently a Game Design Lecturer in KDU UC, Malaysia.
Hilmy Abdul Rahim
Lecturer, KDU University College
Google Play Apps, Games & Content, Southeast Asia
Guy Charusadhirakul Business Development of Google Play Apps, Games & Content, Southeast Asia
EMAIL GUY VIEW LECTURE
Guy manages business development for Google Play Games & Apps in Southeast Asia and works with developers in the region to help them build successful global business. Prior to Google, he has worked extensively with leading developers and partners at leading tech companies in Asia Pacific at Samsung, TripAdvisor and eBay.
Business Development, Google Play Apps, Games & Content, Southeast Asia
Simon Chow Senior Buiness Development Manager of Animoca Brands
EMAIL SIMON VIEW LECTURE
Simon leads the team at Animoca Brands that focuses on business development, including brand licensing & app publishing deals. Simon has considerable experience working with holders of famous IPs, acquiring brand licenses and working with 3rd parties to co-develop branded games.
Senior Buiness Development Manager, Animoca Brands
Gabby Dizon CEO of Altitude Games
EMAIL GABBY VIEW LECTURE
Gabby is co-founder and CEO of Altitude Games, a Manila-based developer/publisher. Gabby has been part of the SEA games industry for 13 years. Gabby was the founding president of Game Developers Association of the Philippines and is recognized by e27 as one of the country’s top startup influencers.
CEO, Altitude Games
ESGS Indie Arena
Gwendelyn Foster Organizer of ESGS Indie Arena
EMAIL GWENDELYN VIEW LECTURE
A grassroots community organizer for independent game developers, Gwen Foster does end to end game development, PR & Marketing for various game studios.
Organizer, ESGS Indie Arena
Chase Freo Director of Marketing of R2Games
EMAIL CHASE VIEW LECTURE
Chase Freo is Marketing Director of R2Games, a global online game publisher that delivers free-to-play mobile and browser games. Chase started his career in finance and tech before joining the gaming industry. He currently oversees R2Games' marketing growth, monetization and business development.
Director of Marketing, R2Games
Monika Guballa Marketing Manager of Boomzap Entertainment
EMAIL MONIKA VIEW LECTURE
Monika Guballa is the Marketing Manager for Boomzap Entertainment, an independent game development studio across Southeast Asia. Currently based in the Philippines, she leads all marketing and PR activities for Boomzap and has been involved in the production of over a dozen games for PC and mobile.
Marketing Manager, Boomzap Entertainment
Kris Antoni Hadiputra CEO and Founder of Toge Productions
EMAIL KRIS ANTONI VIEW LECTURE
Kris is the founder of Toge Productions, an Indonesian based game dev and publishing studio. He is currently the IGDA Coordinator for Jakarta, Advisory Board member of AGI (Asosiasi Game Indonesia), and the founder of Indonesia’s annual game industry event Game Developers Gathering (now Game Prime).
Kris Antoni Hadiputra
CEO and Founder, Toge Productions
Sinan Ismail CEO & Director of Digital Durian
EMAIL SINAN VIEW LECTURE
Sinan is the CEO of Digital Durian – a creative company creating quality edutainment IPs for young children. Their first IP ‘Didi & Friends’ is a huge hit with more than 450 million views and a successful licensing and merchandising programme in less than three years.
CEO & Director, Digital Durian
Brian Kwek Founder of Ysbryd Games
EMAIL BRIAN VIEW LECTURE
Brian founded Ysbryd Games as a boutique publisher to nurture charismatic games focused on narrative & worldbuilding. Under his lead, Ysbryd has released powerful stories in gaming such as Masquerada, She Remembered Caterpillars, & the best selling cyberpunk bartending sim, VA-11 HALL-A.
Founder, Ysbryd Games
Desmond Lee CEO of Appxplore
EMAIL DESMOND VIEW LECTURE
Desmond is the co-founder and CEO of Appxplore and leads development and publishing operations for iCandy Interactive Group. Prior to iCandy and Appxplore, he was the producer of Saladin – The Animated Series, 2011 nominee for the International Emmy Awards (Malaysia’s first Emmy Award nomination).
Immersive Play Pte Ltd
Seng Beo Lee Director & Founder of Immersive Play Pte Ltd
EMAIL SENG BEO VIEW LECTURE
Created various products for TV Broadcast on Okto (Reality TV Series), MMO Facebook game for regional games publisher (IAH), Game based Music Learning System for Preschools, Anger Management Games for IMH and other serious games and education products. Invested and mentored startups in the media and games industry.
Seng Beo Lee
Director & Founder, Immersive Play Pte Ltd
Yan Marchal Chief Bastard of Sanuk Games
EMAIL YAN VIEW LECTURE
Yan founded Sanuk Games in Bangkok in 2003, after he had jumped from a comfortable position at Ubisoft in Paris without a parachute. After years of soul-searching and tough rides, Sanuk Games established itself as a prominent indie studio, with over 50 games released in the past couple of years.
Chief Bastard, Sanuk Games
Nicholas McDonnell Director and Artist of Samurai Punk
EMAIL NICHOLAS VIEW LECTURE
After founding Samurai Punk in early 2014 with his Co-Founder Winston Tang, Nicholas led the Art and Design direction on Samurai Punks early projects including Hazumino, Fruits of a Feather and the award winning Screencheat. He now leads the studio as Managing Director and Artist.
Director and Artist, Samurai Punk
Anastasia Milutina Head of User Acquisition of KamaGames
EMAIL ANASTASIA VIEW LECTURE
Anastasia joined KamaGames as Head of User Acquisition in 2015 and is responsible for driving the company’s global UA strategy. Over the years, KamaGames has developed a unique expertise in efficiently acquiring high quality traffic for social casino games leveraging proprietary solutions for traffic analysis and anti-fraud.
Head of User Acquisition, KamaGames
Eka Pramudita Muharram CEO, 2D Artist & Co-Founder of Mojiken Studio
EMAIL EKA PRAMUDITA VIEW LECTURE
Eka is a 2D Artist, CEO, and Co-founder of Mojiken, an Indonesian indie gamedev studio based in Surabaya. He is also involved in the indie gamedev scene & community as a member of both GADAS(Gamedev Community in Surabaya) and Asosiasi Game Indonesia. He is also the co-founder of INDIESCHE PARTIJ.
Eka Pramudita Muharram
CEO, 2D Artist & Co-Founder, Mojiken Studio
Kim Tay Naylor Co-Founder of LandShark Games
EMAIL KIM TAY VIEW LECTURE
Kim co-founded LandShark Games in 2010 with her husband Paul. 'Aviator', a trading adventure game, was their first game successfully launched on Facebook. 'Zen Koi', is their most recent mobile game, which has also found some success. They have achieved 8 million mobile installs.
Kim Tay Naylor
Co-Founder, LandShark Games
Anamil Tech Ltd
Nicole Seymour Creative Director of Anamil Tech Ltd
EMAIL NICOLE VIEW LECTURE
Nicole Seymour has been creating and producing award winning digital content for preschoolers for over 20 years. She has worked for global broadcasters such as BBC and Disney, on top preschool TV shows, and currently, Creative Director for a new children’s early learning platform, Pacca Alpaca.
Creative Director, Anamil Tech Ltd
Issei Tanaka SVP, Product Manager of Dynalyst
EMAIL ISSEI VIEW LECTURE
Issei Tanaka is SVP, Product Manager of Dynalyst, a Product of CyberAgent, inc. The platform combines dynamic retargeting with data analytics to deliver superior performance. Prior to Dynalyst Issei led UA and Analytics team of Applibot, a game developer of “Legend of the Cryptids”.
SVP, Product Manager, Dynalyst
Simon Toh Head of APAC Platform Sales of MoPub
EMAIL SIMON VIEW LECTURE
Simon leads the MoPub's publisher development effort for the APAC region. He works with premium APAC publishers to strategize and implement successful monetization techniques to grow their business. Previously, he was with Millennial Media (APAC) where he spearheaded their business development effort and led the publisher partnership team.
Head of APAC Platform Sales, MoPub
Discovery Nusantara Capital
Irene Umar Managing Partner & Co-Founder of Discovery Nusantara Capital
EMAIL IRENE VIEW LECTURE
Started off “experimental careers” in in retail, coal trading, HR, radio in her teens. Then, settled for a Corporate Finance role in an international Bank which took her to live in the UAE, India & Singapore. After 7 years in banking, she returned to Indonesia to start Discovery Nusantara Capital.
Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Discovery Nusantara Capital
Rip Yoon Head BizDev of QROAD Inc.
EMAIL RIP VIEW LECTURE
Rip Yoon is in charge of business development at QROAD Inc., which is the largest game services & operation company in Korea. His past experiences cover from dev to sales, along with leadership positions at Webzen and CJ E&M. He has been working in Korean gaming industry for 20 years.
Head BizDev, QROAD Inc.
Tiago Costa Alves VP Asia Pacific of Aptoide
EMAIL TIAGO VIEW LECTURE
Tiago is VP Asia Pacific at Aptoide – one of the Top 3 Android App Stores in the world with 150 Million Active Users in 2016 and the goal of reaching 1 Billion Active Users by the end of 2020. He is in charge of the company’s strategy for Asia where he is looking to increase the number of local End-Users, App Developers, White-Label Partners and Payment Methods.
Tiago Costa Alves
VP Asia Pacific, Aptoide
Witching Hour Studios
Ian Gregory Co-Founder & Creative Director of Witching Hour Studios
EMAIL IAN VIEW LECTURE
Ian co-founded Witching Hour Studios with some friends. Six years on, Witching Hour has garnered awards and international recognition for their line of Ravenmark games and the off-kilter Romans in My Carpet!. Their latest title, Masquerada: Songs and Shadows, was successfully funded on Kickstarter.
Co-Founder & Creative Director, Witching Hour Studios
Cholo Tagaysay Chief Marketing Officer of Xurpas
EMAIL CHOLO VIEW LECTURE
Cholo Tagaysay is the Chief Marketing Officer of Xurpas Inc., the first consumer tech company to IPO in Southeast Asia. He has 17 years experience in the mobile content industry and has managed multiple markets in Southeast Asia: Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Bangladesh.
Chief Marketing Officer, Xurpas
Gerald Tock COO (Strategy & Partnerships) of iCandy Interactive
EMAIL GERALD VIEW LECTURE
Gerald leads strategic initiatives and partnerships within iCandy Interactive and is the concurrent CEO of Inzen Studio. iCandy Interactive is an end-to-end ecosystem builder that bridges, connects and grows Southeast Asian game developers towards a global audience via its partner network.
COO (Strategy & Partnerships), iCandy Interactive
Google Asia Pacific
Nopparat Yokubon AUNZ/SEA Lead, App Developer Sales of Google Asia Pacific
EMAIL NOPPARAT VIEW LECTURE
Nopparat Yokubon leads App Install business for SEA/AUNZ for Google. She focuses on helping mobile-first businesses meet their user acquisition and app promotion goals on Google platforms. Previously, she spent over seven years with Google building up publisher monetization business across SEA, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh with the Online Partnerships Group.
AUNZ/SEA Lead, App Developer Sales, Google Asia Pacific
Meredith Chai Publisher Manager of SuperAwesome Ltd.
EMAIL MEREDITH VIEW LECTURE
Meredith is from the publisher team at Superawesome, a global COPPA certified Kids digital advertising platform. She drives publisher partnerships and supply for Superawesome in APAC, and also help publishers to monetize their under-13 kids inventory in a kid-safe and ethical environment.
Publisher Manager, SuperAwesome Ltd.
Nori Hayashi Country Manager for Japan of AppLovin
EMAIL NORI VIEW LECTURE
Nori Hayashi is Country Manager for Japan at AppLovin, a leading mobile marketing platform that helps the world's largest brands reach over two billion consumers globally with relevant content. Nori joined AppLovin in 2013, shortly after the company launched.
Country Manager for Japan, AppLovin
John Lee CEO and Founder of Gamera Networks
EMAIL JOHN VIEW LECTURE
John is the CEO and founder of Gamera Networks, a mobile esports game community platform. In addition to founding Gamera, he sits on the boards of several esports and social media companies, including ESL Asia, KuuHubb, and MigMe Networks. He is also an advisor for Koyoki Mobile, developer of Forces of Freedom.
CEO and Founder, Gamera Networks
AllCorrect Game Localization
Yulia Molostova Localization Project Manager of AllCorrect Game Localization
EMAIL YULIA VIEW LECTURE
Yulia is a game localization project manager since 2014. She works on the projects of Ubisoft and other leading companies, as well as regularly participates in international conferences.
Localization Project Manager, AllCorrect Game Localization
CMO, Lab Cave
Viacom International Media Networks
Adeline Ong Senior Director, Corporate & Brand Communications, Asia of Viacom International Media Networks
EMAIL ADELINE VIEW LECTURE
With over two decades of in-house and agency experience across Marketing, Corporate and Brand Communications at MNCs, including Hewlett-Packard, Adeline Ong is currently Senior Director of Corporate & Brand Communications for Asia at Viacom International Media Networks.
Senior Director, Corporate & Brand Communications, Asia, Viacom International Media Networks
Diana Platonova Business Development Manager of MyTona
EMAIL DIANA VIEW LECTURE
Diana joined MyTona two years ago as a business development manager after she finished her studies in Yakutsk State University in Russia and MBA in Barcelona. Her main responsibilities are to increase MyTona's business growth and widen its branding.
Business Development Manager, MyTona
Nelson Rodriguez Global Director, Media and Gaming Campaigns of Akamai Technologies
EMAIL NELSON VIEW LECTURE
Nelson Rodriguez has helped launch dozens of games across every platform, including blockbusters like Halo 3, Tekken 5, and Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, and indie titles like Tweet Defense and A Kingdom for Keflings. Nelson currently heads up Akamai Technologies' media and games industry marketing strategy.
Global Director, Media and Gaming Campaigns, Akamai Technologies
Talia Schmidt Director of Global Markets of SafeDK
EMAIL TALIA VIEW LECTURE
Talia Schmidt is the Director of Global Markets for SafeDK, which provides end-to-end platform to monitor and control mobile SDKs. With vast experience in sales, business development and marketing, Schmidt focused her career on media, advertising and the mobile industry.
Director of Global Markets, SafeDK
Rivai Adidharma Senior VP International Business of MOL Global
EMAIL RIVAI VIEW LECTURE
Rivai is Sr. VP of International Business Development at MOL Global, a leading alternative payment service provider in the emerging market. His role at MOL provides him with experience in the field of payment / monetization solutions for digital media streaming and online games companies looking to monetize in this fast growing, developing market.
Senior VP International Business, MOL Global
Victor Bacre Principal Consultant Digital of Wirecard
EMAIL VICTOR VIEW LECTURE
Victor is a Principal Consultant at Wirecard and various financial institutions in Asia Pacific for a wide range of topics such as merchant credit card acquiring, fraud prevention, digital content monetisation, as well as general counselling on online payments.
Principal Consultant Digital, Wirecard
Hooi Yen Chin
Director, Polaris Law Corporation
Head of Business Development, Tapdaq
Michael Salam Regional Manager Southeast Asia of CashShield
EMAIL MICHAEL VIEW LECTURE
Began as a business solutions manager in Rogers, Michael returned to Indonesia where he finds his true passion in startups and technology. He loves to tackle market challenges and seeks to improve business processes by implementing solid fundamental methods and leveraging his versatile network in different sectors and interdepartmental experience.
Regional Manager Southeast Asia, CashShield
Allan Simonsen Co-Founder of Boomzap Entertainment
EMAIL ALLAN VIEW LECTURE
bio coming soon...
Co-Founder, Boomzap Entertainment
Tony Teo General Manger Southeast Asia of GAMEVIL
EMAIL TONY VIEW LECTURE
Tony Teo is General Manager of GAMEVIL Southeast Asia. He created his first mono picture message that became the top downloaded item in a popular mobile content portal. He joined the content portal shortly after and managed projects like Nokia Content Discoverer and Samsung Fun Club. Now at GAMEVIL, he manages marketing concepts for the Singapore market.
General Manger Southeast Asia, GAMEVIL
Elena Vinokurova Marketing Manager of MyTona
EMAIL ELENA VIEW LECTURE
Elena is a marketing professional at MyTona, a free-to play mobile and social game developer and publisher established in 2012 and specializing in casual games. MyTona's most successful title is Seekers Notes, which is now in the 20 Top Grossing games for iPad in the US. She is one of the first user acquisition team members.
Marketing Manager, MyTona
Josh Jang Head of Sales Korea & SEA of Adjust
EMAIL JOSH VIEW LECTURE
Josh Jang is the Country Manager for Adjust GmbH, a SaaS platform that is designed to support both marketers and ad networks. He currently leads Adjust’s expansion in Korea and Southeast Asia. Josh studied Political Science and Economics at University of Toronto and has a background in banking, mobile gaming, and digital advertising.
Head of Sales Korea & SEA, Adjust
Khail Santia Game Designer and Developer of MoochoBrain
EMAIL KHAIL VIEW LECTURE
Khail is a Game Designer & Developer of MoochoBrain--an indie studio focusing on innovative puzzles and transformative games. He has worked on over twenty titles over the span of ten years. He pours his soul into this searching and exploration because he believes in the power of game design to enhance human life both inside and outside the magic circle.
Game Designer and Developer, MoochoBrain
Martine Spaans Business Development of FGL
EMAIL MARTINE VIEW LECTURE
Over the past eight years Martine Spaans has developed a good understanding of gamers' needs in various roles at Spil Games and Ubisoft. She now has her own mobile publishing label, Tamalaki.com, in cooperation with FGL Mobile; helping indie developers to push their games to a variety of app stores.
Business Development, FGL
Irene Yang Director of Business Development for APAC of Mobvista
EMAIL IRENE VIEW LECTURE
Irene Yang is Mobvista’s Director of Business Development for APAC, leading five regional teams across Singapore, Indonesia, India, Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam and Korea. Irene’s team works closely with games, e-commerce and utility apps as well as recognised brands to develop effective user acquisition campaigns.
Director of Business Development for APAC, Mobvista
Yellow Monkey Studios
Shailesh Prabhu Founder of Yellow Monkey Studios
EMAIL SHAILESH VIEW LECTURE
Shailesh is an Indie game designer and founder of Yellow Monkey Studios. He has worked on HUEBRIX, Socioball, One More Pass and BLUK, and is working on a local multiplayer game called Sky Sutra. He currently works in Denmark at Cape CPH as a product owner on The Gentleman, a narrative musical game.
Founder, Yellow Monkey Studios
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, a main traffic source for advertisers in Russia. With their support and trust, Mail.ru launched the mobile monetization platform. Prior to Mail.ru, he was responsible for ad monetization in Zeptolab (Cut the Rope, 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 for 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
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 Ticsay is a content manager for Casual Connect. Please email Miriam if you would like to speak for any of the Casual Connect events.
Content Manager, Casual Connect