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San Francisco
14-15 July, 2020

Why Attend

The Cloud Gaming Congress gathers the critical mass of the emerging cloud game industry, to define game streaming business models, overcome technological hurdles in distribution and create partnerships between content creators & platforms, and gaming companies & tech providers.

The Cloud Gaming Congress is the only vendor-agnostic event platform in the cloud gaming industry, and will gather senior business & tech leaders from game publishers/developers, cloud gaming platforms, hardware companies, edge & network infrastructure providers, telcos, narrow tech providers and press & media.

150+
Senior tech executives
20+
leading speakers

Speakers

 

Anoop A. Desai

Executive Director Business Development
Platforms at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.

Strategic partnership & transaction specialist with 15 years experience developing strategic business relationships and negotiating complex partnerships with companies like Sony, Microsoft, Amazon, Google and Samsung addressing key commercial terms.

Anoop A. Desai

Executive Director Business Development
Platforms at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.

Anoop A. Desai

Executive Director Business Development
Platforms at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.

Strategic partnership & transaction specialist with 15 years experience developing strategic business relationships and negotiating complex partnerships with companies like Sony, Microsoft, Amazon, Google and Samsung addressing key commercial terms.

 

Brian Stevenson

Vice President, Ecosystem Strategy and Partnerships
Ericsson

Brian Stevenson

Vice President, Ecosystem Strategy and Partnerships
Ericsson

Brian Stevenson

Vice President, Ecosystem Strategy and Partnerships
Ericsson
 

Catherine Nasi

Client Success Manager
Newzoo

Catherine Nasi

Client Success Manager
Newzoo

Catherine Nasi

Client Success Manager
Newzoo
 

Doki Tops

Founder & CEO
Utomik

Doki Tops

Founder & CEO
Utomik

Doki Tops

Founder & CEO
Utomik
 

Egor Gurev

Founder & CEO
Playkey

Egor Gurev is a successful IT-entrepreneur. In 2009, Egor founded a small company Enaza and developed it into Enaza Group holding — a leader in digital content distribution and developer of turnkey antivirus solutions and digital content stores on Russian and CIS markets. In 2012, Enaza was already providing solutions for major Russian top-5 telcos like ER-Telecom, Rostelecom, and MTS.

Egor Gurev

Founder & CEO
Playkey

Egor Gurev

Founder & CEO
Playkey

Egor Gurev is a successful IT-entrepreneur. In 2009, Egor founded a small company Enaza and developed it into Enaza Group holding — a leader in digital content distribution and developer of turnkey antivirus solutions and digital content stores on Russian and CIS markets. In 2012, Enaza was already providing solutions for major Russian top-5 telcos like ER-Telecom, Rostelecom, and MTS.

In 2011, Egor started a new company with an idea of creating a cloud gaming service -  Playkey.net. The cloud gaming platform based on the streaming technology enables low-end PCs owners to play top-notched games and is now available for Russia, CIS, the United Kingdom, and Germany. Playkey service makes the user’s hardware and system configuration completely irrelevant. Today Playkey stays the leading cloud gaming service for CIS markets working as a standalone product and as value-added service for telcos. 

 

Ivan Lebeau

Founder & CEO
Gamestream

Working in the video games industry for 24 years, with a strong expertise in sales, production, licence acquisition, and digital distribution.
In November 2015, I founded Gamestream, a new player in the cloud gaming industry. Gamestream offers an alternative cloud gaming service for Telcos, Hospitality and video game publishers, with a qualitative positionning in HD and Full HD streaming.
 

Ivan Lebeau

Founder & CEO
Gamestream

Ivan Lebeau

Founder & CEO
Gamestream

Working in the video games industry for 24 years, with a strong expertise in sales, production, licence acquisition, and digital distribution.
In November 2015, I founded Gamestream, a new player in the cloud gaming industry. Gamestream offers an alternative cloud gaming service for Telcos, Hospitality and video game publishers, with a qualitative positionning in HD and Full HD streaming.
 

 

Marcus Kennedy

General Manager, Gaming Division, Client Computing Group
Intel

Marcus Kennedy is a Senior Director in the Client Computing Group and General Manager for the Gaming and eSports Division where he is responsible for driving and executing Intel’s strategy to delight a billion gamers worldwide on Intel platforms.

 

In a >20 year career, Marcus has held various roles across business, strategy, engineering, operations management, and finance in segments including manufacturing, data center, cloud and Internet of Things.

 

Marcus Kennedy

General Manager, Gaming Division, Client Computing Group
Intel

Marcus Kennedy

General Manager, Gaming Division, Client Computing Group
Intel

Marcus Kennedy is a Senior Director in the Client Computing Group and General Manager for the Gaming and eSports Division where he is responsible for driving and executing Intel’s strategy to delight a billion gamers worldwide on Intel platforms.

 

In a >20 year career, Marcus has held various roles across business, strategy, engineering, operations management, and finance in segments including manufacturing, data center, cloud and Internet of Things.

 

Marcus received a BS in Industrial Engineering from Florida State and an MBA from Babson College. He loves sports, reading, teaching, video games, playing pool, and spending time with his wife and kids.

 

Min Zhu

Partner Director of Engineering, Cloud & AI Division, Commerce & Ecosystem, Partner & Dev Center
Microsoft

Business-savvy, customer-obsessed, and results-driven leader with more than 22 years of experience building highly-performant and cohesive teams that define, produce and operate world-class software and services on multiple platforms and across many product categories and technologies.

Extensive experience on service-oriented n-tiered architecture, rich user interface, large scale distributed and mobile computing, Big Data and ML/AI based systems.

Min Zhu

Partner Director of Engineering, Cloud & AI Division, Commerce & Ecosystem, Partner & Dev Center
Microsoft

Min Zhu

Partner Director of Engineering, Cloud & AI Division, Commerce & Ecosystem, Partner & Dev Center
Microsoft

Business-savvy, customer-obsessed, and results-driven leader with more than 22 years of experience building highly-performant and cohesive teams that define, produce and operate world-class software and services on multiple platforms and across many product categories and technologies.

Extensive experience on service-oriented n-tiered architecture, rich user interface, large scale distributed and mobile computing, Big Data and ML/AI based systems.

Profound knowledge and expertise in nonlinear optimization algorithms. Proven ability to drive changes and promote both engineering and operational excellence in a dynamic environment.

 

Nick Thomas

Cloud Gaming Pioneer and VP, Commercial Partnerships at Hatch
PlayHatch

Nick Thomas is a video game industry veteran with nearly two decades of experience in the gaming industry.  He is currently the VP of Commercial Partnerships for Hatch Entertainment, a spin-off of Rovio (Angry Birds) and the creators of Hatch Cloud Gaming, a revolutionary mobile game streaming platform built for 5G.  Hatch has launched in the US, Europe, Japan and Korea with major carrier and OEM partners including Sprint, SKT, Docomo, Vodafone, Samsung, and OnePlus.

Nick Thomas

Cloud Gaming Pioneer and VP, Commercial Partnerships at Hatch
PlayHatch

Nick Thomas

Cloud Gaming Pioneer and VP, Commercial Partnerships at Hatch
PlayHatch

Nick Thomas is a video game industry veteran with nearly two decades of experience in the gaming industry.  He is currently the VP of Commercial Partnerships for Hatch Entertainment, a spin-off of Rovio (Angry Birds) and the creators of Hatch Cloud Gaming, a revolutionary mobile game streaming platform built for 5G.  Hatch has launched in the US, Europe, Japan and Korea with major carrier and OEM partners including Sprint, SKT, Docomo, Vodafone, Samsung, and OnePlus.  Prior to leading commercial partnerships Nick served as the VP of Content Publishing for Hatch, leading developer and publisher content relationships.  

 

Nick’s career in gaming began in the early 2000’s as founder and CEO of Somatone Interactive, one of the most well recognized creative service providers in games, credited on hundreds of game titles.  In addition to Somatone, Nick led gaming as the ‘Head of Gaming’ for Immersion Corporation - the leading IP holder of Haptic technology, licensing haptic solutions to hardware OEMs, and haptic technology to content developers to integrate haptic effects into game experiences.  

 

Olivier Avaro

CEO
Blacknut

Olivier began his career at Orange where he researched on video compression technology. Olivier has been instrumental in managing the MPEG Systems standardization group in ISO. His outstanding contribution ultimately paved the way for the MP4 file format, one of the most popular outcome of his work. Olivier then spun-off technology from Orange and co-founded Streamezzo. The company published an Open Mobile Development platform that allows to easily create Rich Mobile Applications working on all major mobile operating systems. The company was successfully acquired by Amdocs in 2010.

Olivier Avaro

CEO
Blacknut

Olivier Avaro

CEO
Blacknut

Olivier began his career at Orange where he researched on video compression technology. Olivier has been instrumental in managing the MPEG Systems standardization group in ISO. His outstanding contribution ultimately paved the way for the MP4 file format, one of the most popular outcome of his work. Olivier then spun-off technology from Orange and co-founded Streamezzo. The company published an Open Mobile Development platform that allows to easily create Rich Mobile Applications working on all major mobile operating systems. The company was successfully acquired by Amdocs in 2010. As the new Vice President at Amdocs, Olivier initiated a number of intrapreneurial projects, out of which several new companies and business units were created. In 2014, Olivier launched his own private equity fund ‘Skyrods’ which financed a number of innovative start-ups. One of them captures his full attention today: Blacknut, a leading cloud gaming service provider created in 2016.

 

Patrick Weekers

Head of Marketing & Communication
Utomik

Patrick Weekers

Head of Marketing & Communication
Utomik

Patrick Weekers

Head of Marketing & Communication
Utomik
 

Tasos Kaiafas

DIRECTOR OF STRATEGY AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
AT&T

Tasos Kaiafas

DIRECTOR OF STRATEGY AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
AT&T

Tasos Kaiafas

DIRECTOR OF STRATEGY AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
AT&T

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