Featured 2014 Speakers
2014 Keynotes from Kristian Segerstrale (Initial Capital/Supercell/Playfish/GluMobile), Owen Mahoney (Nexon America) and Owen O'Donoghue (Facebook)!
Supercell Investor/Past Board Member; Playfish (now EA) & Glu Mobile Co-Founder, Kristian Segerstrale has been at the forefront of the rapidly transforming game industry since 2001. He is co-founder and partner at Initial Capital, a seed stage investor that led the seed round of Supercell where he served on the board. Prior to that he served as Electronic Arts’ EVP of Digital, after he co-founded, ran and sold social gaming pioneer Playfish to EA for $400M in 2009. He is also co-founder of mobile gaming pioneer Macrospace – today Glu Mobile (Nasdaq: GLUU). The keynote conversation features Kristian and Magid Advisors' President Mike Vorhaus.
Owen Mahoney was appointed President & Chief Executive Officer of Nexon in March 2014. Mr. Mahoney joined Nexon in 2010 and served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer until 2014, responsible for managing the Company’s finances, global operations, investments and strategic alliances. Under his leadership, Nexon successfully completed its $1.2 billion initial public offering on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, and formed strategic partnerships with high-profile developers and publishers around the world. The keynote conversation features Owen and Magid Advisors' President Mike Vorhaus.
Facebook's North America Casino Team Head, Owen O'Donoghue, has worked in the online and IT industry for 6 years. He began his career in Microsoft as an account manager looking after day to day dealings with Microsoft’s top business partners in the Irish market. Owen joined Facebook in September 2010 and works with leading gaming and gambling companies in Europe to drive success on the Facebook platform. The keynote conversation features Owen and Bees and Pollen's CEO Alan Avidan