Annie is a broadcaster, presenter, and writer who has featured on SKYTv, BBC radio 4 and Discovery health and Science amongst other credits. She is a health and science expert who presents a compelling story of research at the cutting edge of technology, science and medicine.
Director of Business and Product Management at Microsoft Studios
Emmi has over 10 years of experience in the video games industry, focusing on service based game development and a variety of business models. Before recently moving to her new position at Microsoft she was Director, Head of Strategy and Business Management at Lionhead Studios.
Former Global Director of Engineering Culture at Groupon, Founder & CEO at CTO2
Coach, mentor, advocate, facilitator. 25+ years in creation of software. Adept at working with teams to improve their processes from inception to delivery, with a special focus on engineering practices and team dynamics.
Director of Product, EU at Riot Games
Over 7+ years at Riot Games, George has played a key role in the product development of League of Legends. He is focused on identifying key opportunities for deep and meaningful experiences that are tailored to the unique needs of players in the EU region.
VP Product Management at Unity Technologies
Unity’s new VP of Product Management will be joining us as part of our Cultures of Innovation panel. Bowell had previously blazed a trail for over 15 years at Havok in the areas of engineering and sales and became their worldwide Head of Product in 2010.
CEO at En Masse Entertainment
Gamer and games industry veteran Chris Lee has successfully managed and delivered creative marketing programs for blockbuster franchises like Halo, Need for Speed, Age of Empires, and Aion at companies including Electronic Arts, Microsoft, and NCsoft.
Cancelled – Founder & CTO at Space Ape Games
Toby has spent the last 12 years in lead technical roles, designing and building products from start-up to successful global businesses across a number of sectors, most recently in gaming and entertainment as Founder and CTO at Space Ape Games.
Marketing Director Digital Publishing at Ubisoft
Managed marketing and communication for console and mobile titles like Far Cry, Assassin’s Creed and Settlers Online. Thomas has also setup marketing strategy for PC and Console titles like Scarface, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, and Blizzard titles World of Warcraft, Diablo 2 & Warcraft 3.
Director of Technology at Amazon
Twenty years of experience leading, developing and operating high-risk, mission critical projects and services across diverse private, government and military organizations. Repeatedly builds high performing organizations who have successfully delivered projects ranging from NASA spacecraft to video games.
Co Founder & Managing Director at Symanto Research
Symanto Research bring psychometric research to social media for market research. Designed to uncover intrinsic motives through unique psychological profiling their unique technology uses an innovative method based on semantic analyses.
CTO EMEA at Groupon
Groupon’s new CTO in the EMEA region has 25 years experience building high quality software, systems and teams for big players like IONA Technologies, Newbay Software and Synchronoss Technologies while also taking an important mentoring role with Irish startup Soundwave.
VP of Engineering at Zalando
Through a combination of team empowerment and cutting edge architecture — what Zalando call Radical Agility — Bowman is helping Zalando transform how people everywhere connect with fashion.
Service Providers Manager at YouTube Live
Marc works with third-party service providers, developers and device manufacturers to provide best-in-class solutions for creators on YouTube Live.
R&D, Senior Software Engineer at Riot Games
While he is now working on R&D for League of Legends at Riot Games’ Dublin offices, Dixon was previously Co-Founder and Lead Programmer at Magic Pixel Games and a Senior Software Engineer at EA.
Co-Founder and CEO at Player.me
Sean co-founded Player.me, a social discovery platform for connecting the gaming community. He has also held top commercial roles at companies like TV3, Metamedia.com and Mist Media.
CEO at G-Series
Goyvaerts’ interest in eSport and Gaming has led him to champion the eSport industry in Ireland, creating more opportunities for Irish gamers to compete in eSport competitions and events. He is moving aggressively to secure Pro Gaming Leagues in Ireland within the next 5 years.
Co-Founder and CEO at Polystream
More than 15 years engineering management and team leadership in fast paced, cross geographic environments. Specialist in cloud gaming and virtual desktop platforms, unique insight to all aspects from engineering architecture to business models and future directions.
Senior Manager Digital Publishing International at Warner Bros. Entertainment
Heimbach is the key point of communication between Warner Bros. Entertainment’s US digital marketing and local teams in the EMEA and APAC regions. He ensures consistency in metrics and stategy for the digital games markets – from hardcore to online and free-to-play
CTO at Lebara Digital Factory
Current CTO at Lebara Digital Factory in the Netherlands, Lars was previously CTO at Nimbuzz BV and the owner of Zendu.
Live Streamer as KayPea
KayPea has built a massive following in the gaming community live streaming her activity on League of Legends. She joins an already stellar Streaming panel to offer her comments on the role live streaming has to play in developing a rewarding community experience.
Technical Evangelist at Amazon Web Services
Joined Amazon Web Services in December 2013 as a Technical Evangelist covering the UK & Ireland. Prior to joining AWS Massingham spent just over 3 years at EMC building out the technology components of EMC’s Service Provider Alliances Program across the EMEA region.
Director of Partnerships, EMEA at Twitch
Twitch’s newly appointed Director of Partnerships, EMEA has a unique background in professional E-Sports and social media marketing. Mead’s writing on social media marketing and gaming have been published in The Guardian and he has also contributed to Cybergamer in the role of Managing Director Europe with primary responsibility for the overall management of EU operations.
Marcella “NYSIRA” de Bie
Live Streamer and Content Creator as NYSIRA
NYSIRA is a gamer, vlogger and live streamer based in Amsterdam who has grown a massive following on Twitch and YouTube. She will be joining our Streamer panel discussing community driven content creation.
CCO at Warhorse Studios
Senior executive with 12+ years of experience in the media/entertainment industry, specialist in gaming, market penetration, digital distribution, customer retention and engagement.
Director of Software Engineering at Perform Group
A highly experienced and skilled developer, architect, leader and technologist, Seaborn has spent the last 15 years designing and developing innovative IT systems for companies like Categoric Software, Smart Media, and most recently, Perform Group.
CEO at The Yogscast
Mark Turpin joined The Yogscast, a network of talented and entertaining YouTube creators, at the beginning of 2012 and is now the CEO. Turpin ensures that The Yogscast continues to bring the best in gaming entertainment to the world whilst simultaneously running his own channel.
Founder at StartupCVs & MCUBATE
MCUBATE is a company-builder which focuses on building HR/Recruitment companies. Through MCUBATE Uenver has built ‘Shah Recruiting – Digital Leaders’ and StartupCVs – two recruitment companies which assist companies in the digital field with their recruitment efforts.