QUO VADIS 2016 – First speakers confirmed!

We are excited to announce the first speakers for QUO VADIS 2016 today: Eva Gaspar (Abylight), Matt Firor (Zenimax Online), Don Daglow (4thRing LLC) and Kate Edwards (IGDA) will hold lectures in Berlin. Buy your tickets until December 31, 2015 and benefit from our 20% early bird discount!

 

Kate Edwards

Kate Edwards is Executive Director of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA). She is also the founder and principal consultant of Geogrify, a Seattle-based consultancy for content culturalization, and a unique hybrid of an applied geographer, writer, and corporate strategist. As Microsoft’s first Geopolitical Strategist in the Geopolitical Strategy team, Kate was responsible for protecting against political and cultural content risks across all products and locales. Since leaving Microsoft, she has provided guidance to many companies on a wide range of geopolitical and cultural issues. Kate is also the founder and former chair of the IGDA’s Localization Special Interest Group, a former board member of IGDA Seattle, co-organizer of the Game Localization Summit at GDC, and is a regular columnist for MultiLingual Computing magazine. In October 2013, Fortune magazine named her as one of the "10 most powerful women" in the game industry and in December 2014 she was named by GamesIndustry.biz as one of their six "People of the Year" in the game industry.

 

 

Don Daglow

Don Daglow is CEO at 4thRing Inc and 2008 Technical Emmy® Award recipient who advises game developers and publishers around the world. His clients range from small mobile game startups to large international publishers.
Don is the only games executive who has held leadership positions on every generation of video game consoles and has worked on platforms from the Intellivision in 1980 to today's mobile and online platforms. He speaks extensively at conferences around the world on topics related to games, interactivity and entertainment.
Daglow is the founding President of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Foundation, the charitable arm of the Academy. He also serves as an Advisor at the Founders Space accelerator in San Francisco, as an Advisor to the International Center for the History of Electronic Games (part of The Strong museum complex), and as a member of the Interactive Media Peer Group at the Television Academy.

 

 

 

Eva Gaspar

CEO at Abylight, IP&IT Lawyer and creative/technology based business consultant.
Her professional career in the video game industry began in 1999: After working at different technology companies like “Strato AG”, she joined “Abylight”, a video game development studio as International Business Manager in 2008. Gaspar became the studio's CEO in 2011.
In 2013 she co-founded “PAD” (Professional Associated Developers), which swiftly became the largest association of video game companies in Spain. She is President since its foundation.
In 2012 Gaspar created GD Consult, a law firm and consulting agency specialized in video games.

 

 

 

 

 

Matt Firor

Matt Firor is the Game Director at ZeniMax Online Studios where he oversees development on The Elder Scrolls Online. He has worked for many years in the online game industry, starting out in the late 1980’s by creating worlds for multiplayer text games and was a founding employee of Mythic Entertainment in the mid 1990’s. As Producer, Executive Producer and VP of Product development at Mythic, Matt oversaw development of over 10 titles, including the MMORPG classic "Dark Age of Camelot". He left Mythic in 2006 and founded ZeniMax Online Studios with Bethesda Softworks & ZeniMax media in 2007 to develop "The Elder Scrolls Online".

 

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