devcom advisory boards announced – new Core Advisory Board focusing on content and topics, Strategic Advisory Board focusing

devcom advisory boards announced, early bird tickets now available

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  • devcom tickets – new business and conference services included, price for student ticket reduced by up to 50%
  • devcom advisory boards announced – new Core Advisory Board focusing on content and topics, Strategic Advisory Board focusing on the event overall concept and strategy

Monday, April 1, 2019
devcom advisory boards announced – new Core Advisory Board focusing on content and topics, Strategic Advisory Board focusing on the event overall concept and strategy

Today we are very happy to introduce the new devcom advisory board, which consists of two groups: The Core Advisory Board, responsible for creating our top notch program and for identifying the most relevant topics for game developers in 2019 and our Strategic Advisory Board, that helps us to position devcom as an must attend event for games industry professionals from all over the world.

In cooperation with our international board of renowned game development experts from twelve different countries and studio heads from indie to AAA, devcom not only creates a diverse conference program that is tailored to the actual needs of the global games development community, from beginner to top-tier veteran, but also serves as the perfect platform to easily meet and connect with industry and media representatives from all over the world.

Each member of our Core Advisory Board either runs their own development team(s), is a studio lead, or is directly responsible for creating content and great games daily. The board’s goal is to create a program that really fits the needs of game developers from all over the world.

Together with Nico Balletta, our Head of Program, they designed our schedule for 2019 and already named about 60 concrete lectures and panel discussions, which also serve as the baseline for our Call for Papers.

The members of our Strategic Advisory Board are long time games professionals from all over the world, supporting devcom in all strategic matters and thereby helping us to make devcom one of the world’s best game developer events.

Nico Balletta, devcom’s Head of Program: „We are extremely proud to not only have one, but two incredibly diverse and international advisory boards on our side, with – literally speaking – more than a couple of centuries of accumulated experience in creating games. Working with these influential and creative powerhouses from all over the world is an honor, and the range of topics – from procedural content creation from an artistic, technical or even acoustic angle over community-driven game development to ‚Games as a Service‘, to give you only a slice of this year’s program – already something to look forward to.“

Rebecka Coutaz (Studio Manager Ubisoft Annecy): “In a constantly evolving market, devcom is a great opportunity to share and discuss the topics that will shape our industry over the coming years. I’m proud to be able to bring Ubisoft Annecy’s AAA and live game experience to the table and am looking forward to great talks and meeting inspiring people!”

The members of our Core Advisory Board are:
Audrey Leprince                           President and Executive Producer at The Game Bakers, Founder / President of Women in Games France
Benedikt Grindel                          Managing Director Ubisoft Blue Byte
Deborah Mensah-Bonsu           Content Lead at Space Ape Games
Katya Dolgova                               COO at Redhill Games
Lars Janssen                                   CEO Travian Games
Pawel Rohleder                            Chief Technology Officer Techland
Philipp Schellbach                        Co-Founder & Director of Development YAGER
Rebecka Coutaz                            Studio Manager Ubisoft Annecy

The members of our Strategic Advisory Board are:
Alen Ladavac                                  CTO Croteam
Alessandra van Otterlo              Owner of Control Magazine
Don Daglow                                    Technical Emmy®, 3-time Inc. 500TM CEO, Sr. Director, Strategic Partnerships, The Strong & President, AIAS Foundation
Kate Edwards                                 CEO & Principal Consultant Geogrify
Kirk Lenke                                       CEO & Founder of NUKKLEAR
Marco Accordi Rickards             Journalist & Writer, Founder & Executive Director VIGAMUS Foundation
Phil Elliott                                     Head of Indie Publishing Square Enix Ltd.
Silvia Baraclaugh                           Head of Videogames & Animation Sector at ICEX
Simay Dinc                                      Game Producer & Co-Founder at Recontact Digital Arts Co. / Women in Games Turkey (Turkey)
Susan Gold                                      President of Global Game Jam
Tsahi Liberman                              Veteran Game Developer & Designer, Head of Marketing & BizDev for Simpool, Head of Tiltan School for Game Development & Design, International Relationship Manager for GameIS

devcom tickets – new services included, price for student tickets reduced by up to 50%
The devcom ticket sales also started, early bird tickets are available now until April 30. 2019, with a discount of 20% on all regular ticket prices:

We decided to lower the prices for students compared to 2018 by up to 50% to offer them an easy access to all the brilliant talks and networking opportunities of devcom. We also added some great new services on all business and conference tickets:

  • all attendees will get some great food and beverage now for free on both conference days
  • all attendees will have access to our new Award Show (more details coming soon)
  • Business and All Access pass holders can join the devcom networking dinner on Saturday evening
  • All Access pass holders have access to the devcom guest club even during gamescom

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