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Monday, August 21 • 18:00 - 19:00
The Truth About Global Live Game Operations

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Description:
Publishers and developers are launching games many times a year and while it is easy to do, it is difficult to keep the players and grow the game beyond profitability. In this diverse panel we are going to ask key questions about how to keep players excited, what are the key metrics, how to operate teams on global games, what are their strategy for live operations and how they see the future.

Take Away
In this panel you will learn about all the layers that makes a game effective before and after its launch.

Audience Adressed: everyone

Moderators
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Mark Val

GM of Europe, Playfab
Mark is the rare executive who can jump from writing code, to running multimillion dollar online user projects, to collaborating on long-term strategy. Mark built studios for Ubisoft and Unity, while leading departments and pushing limits at UNESCO, Marketel, Cosette, and others... Read More →

devcom: all Speakers
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Andrew Munden

Live Operations Director, Space Ape Games
Space Ape Game's Live Operations Director with over 6 years of experience on live games. Created and ran the Live Ops strategy directly on 7 games while influencing dozens more. Over the years I've seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of Live Ops and learned a lot of lessons alon... Read More →
avatar for Mihai Pohontu

Mihai Pohontu

CEO, Amber
Mihai Pohontu is the CEO of Amber, a game development agency | headquartered in Bucharest, Romania. Previously Mihai was VP of Emerging Platforms at Samsung, working to build the developer ecosystem around the company’s product line. Prior to joining Samsung, he oversaw Product Operations at Disney Interactive, a team of 600+ staff distributed across 9 locations around the world. While at Disney, Mihai founded the Partners group, delivering a portfolio of co-development and licensing projects, leveraging Disney properties and franchises to deliver high quality entertainment created by external studios and publishers, such as the top 50 grossing game “Frozen Free Fall”. Prior to Disney, Mihai was the VP and General Manager of Central Development Services at Electronic Arts, overseeing operational teams supporting 18 development studios on 3 continents. He founded and was the General Manager of EA Romania, one of the largest game development studios in Eastern Europe. | | Amber... Read More →
avatar for Teut Weidemann

Teut Weidemann

F2P Expert, I Teut You So
Teut Weidemann is a senior online games specialist and consults companies worldwide in the F2P space. He has been working in games for the over 30 years and has shipped way over 100 titles on most platforms.He was a part of the team who created browser game of the year "The Settl... Read More →
avatar for Yuli Zhao

Yuli Zhao

Vice President, Yoozoo Interactive
Yuli Zhao is the Vice President of Corporate Development of Youzu Interactive. Yuli has multiple years’ experience in game industry. She has been working with many global game companies to publish their games in China, and develop games on IP. Before joining Youzu, Yuli has bee... Read More →

developer conference Speakers
avatar for Andrew Munden

Andrew Munden

Live Operations Director, Space Ape Games
Space Ape Game's Live Operations Director with over 6 years of experience on live games. Created and ran the Live Ops strategy directly on 7 games while influencing dozens more. Over the years I've seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of Live Ops and learned a lot of lessons alon... Read More →
avatar for Mihai Pohontu

Mihai Pohontu

CEO, Amber
Mihai Pohontu is the CEO of Amber, a game development agency | headquartered in Bucharest, Romania. Previously Mihai was VP of Emerging Platforms at Samsung, working to build the developer ecosystem around the company’s product line. Prior to joining Samsung, he oversaw Product Operations at Disney Interactive, a team of 600+ staff distributed across 9 locations around the world. While at Disney, Mihai founded the Partners group, delivering a portfolio of co-development and licensing projects, leveraging Disney properties and franchises to deliver high quality entertainment created by external studios and publishers, such as the top 50 grossing game “Frozen Free Fall”. Prior to Disney, Mihai was the VP and General Manager of Central Development Services at Electronic Arts, overseeing operational teams supporting 18 development studios on 3 continents. He founded and was the General Manager of EA Romania, one of the largest game development studios in Eastern Europe. | | Amber... Read More →
avatar for Teut Weidemann

Teut Weidemann

F2P Expert, I Teut You So
Teut Weidemann is a senior online games specialist and consults companies worldwide in the F2P space. He has been working in games for the over 30 years and has shipped way over 100 titles on most platforms.He was a part of the team who created browser game of the year "The Settl... Read More →
avatar for Yuli Zhao

Yuli Zhao

Vice President, Yoozoo Interactive
Yuli Zhao is the Vice President of Corporate Development of Youzu Interactive. Yuli has multiple years’ experience in game industry. She has been working with many global game companies to publish their games in China, and develop games on IP. Before joining Youzu, Yuli has bee... Read More →

Monday August 21, 2017 18:00 - 19:00
[ddc3] Conference Room 2 2nd Floor CONGRESS CENTRE EAST, Congress-Centrum Ost Koelnmesse, Deutz-Mühlheimer Straße 51D – 50679 Cologne