Founder of UNITY Technologies
David is a technologist and visionary, leader of an amazing technology company, and a restless entrepreneur with a mad passion for creating feedback loops between innovation and teams and revenue streams, applying new and old business models to changing industries, and pushing people to do the very best they can do.
David's background is in software, an assortment of university dabbling, creating companies and helping entrepreneurs. David served as CEO of the game technology company Unity Technologies since co-founding it in 2003 and until October 2014, with the unflinching vision to democratize game development, and to develop technology and business models for the next generation of the industry.
Senior Game Designer Imperia Online, Formerly Senior Game Designer Ubisoft
Bozhidar "Bave" Grozdanov is an award winning author and game designer with over 12 years of experience in the computer game industry. He has worked on a variety of games on many platforms, including on the Ghost Recon, Assassin's Creed franchises, as well as the strategy MMO Imperia Online.
Business Development, FGL
Martine Spaans started her career in online gaming in 2006 and has worked for well-known companies like Spil Games and Ubisoft. She now has her own Android publishing company, Tamalaki, in cooperation with FGL Mobile; helping indie developers to push their games to a diversity of app stores.
Business Development Manager, Wooga Games
Philipp works as business development manager closely with the c-level at Wooga – a mobile games developer and publisher based in Berlin who is thriving on the free-to-play business model. His responsibilities include TV and in-game advertising, media deals and lean UX research. Philipp is also part of the team that is actively looking for exciting new games from indie developers.
Product Manager, Tivola Publishing
Bjoern Bergstein is a Product Manager at Tivola Publishing – a company founded in 1995 with a great experience in developing entertaining and educational games for children and young adults. Now he is responsible for the casual game department at Tivola and supports the company with his background as a developer.
CEO & Founder, EVERYDAYiPLAY
Former CEO & Co-Founder of Kobojo, a European leader in the social gaming industry, Vincent lives now in Krakow, Poland, where he has founded EVERYDAYiPLAY, a new game studio specialized in free-to-play games for a mid-core audience. He is also a Business Angel, Free-To-Play consultant and a Lean Startup enthusiast.
Business Development Manager – Remote Control Productions
Falko Boecker started working in the video game industry in 2007, writing as freelancing editor for several German online magazines. In 2008 he joined the Hamburg based online game publisher gamigo as Junior PR Manager. In this function he supported the European launch of “Fiesta Online” and several other titles. In 2009 he switched roles to the business development department, where as Licensing Manager he was responsible for finding and evaluating new content for gamigo, including the Browsergames “Cultures Online” and “Jagged Alliance: Online” as well as the MMOs “King of Kings III” and “Loong Online”. In 2014 Boecker joined the business development team of remote control productions, where he is representing the development studios of the rcp-family such as Chimera Entertainment (Angry Birds Epic) and Stillalive Studios (Son of Nor).
CEO FanART Games, BeatMuse Entertainment
Patty Toledo is the CEO of FanART Games and BeatMuse Entertainment. With over 22 years experience in Music Business, working with some of the biggest bands in the world, and Masters in Digital Culture, Patty and her team work hard to combine Music and Games in one powerful marketing and entertainment tool. FanART has been awarded by Wayra, Opinno, Accelerace and Appcampus as one of the most innovative start-ups in Europe and is the new rising star in Finnish Game Business."
Chief Technology Evangelist, Amazon Web Services EMEA
Carlos is the Chief Technology Evangelist at AWS in EMEA and works with businesses of all sizes to help them understand the technical aspects of Amazon Web Services and move their IT into the cloud. During his career Carlos has worked in enterprises and start-ups, having launched and then sold, many of his own companies. Carlos uses this experience to help customers bringing their ideas to life using Amazon Web Services’ IT infrastructure platform. Carlos works with customers throughout Europe and is a frequent speaker at public events and technical workshops.
VP Product Development, Spin Master
Vice President of the Spin Master Advanced Research Team is a seasoned marketer, product developer and inventor of tech toys including multiple Toy of the Year winners and nominations in several categories. Focusing mainly on Remote controlled toys and now Spy toys, Conor also manages Inventor relations for new ideas in many countries outside of the North American toy community.
Originally a broadcast journalism student and camera operator, Conor was recruited by Spin Master not for any engineering or marketing skills, but skills as a BMX stunt rider and was hired as a demonstrator in 1999. Since then Conor has held many positions in Spin Master mainly in marketing and product development and currently resides in Hong Kong heading up Spin Masters internal invention team in Asia.
Vice President of Business Development at Playtika.
Playtika pioneered the social casino industry in 2010 and was acquired very early on by one of the largest casino companies in the world, Caesars. With repeatedly successful titles like, Slotomania, Bingo Blitz, Caesars Casino, House of Fun and WSOP poker, Playtika is consistently holds the title of the largest social casino on the globe.
As VP of Business Development, Elad is in charge of all M&A, heading strategic partnerships, as well as spearheading regional growth opportunities in untapped markets.
VP New Products, Playtika
Raz Friedman, co-founder and Vice President of New Products at Playtika
Raz Friedman is a co-founder and Vice President of New Products at Playtika.
An entrepreneur and veteran of the gaming world, Raz has interdisciplinary expertise in game development, game design and gaming economics. With this knowledge, Raz is a key producer of innovation and new games at Playtika. When he’s not dreaming up the next big game, you can find Raz practicing Tai Chi.
Enterprise Cloud Platform Business Manager , Google
Nir is Head of MEA Google Cloud Platform, responsible for business strategy and growth across Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Israel & South Africa.
With a rich and diverse background across cloud services, mobile applications and information security, from sales, marketing and product management, Nir has a vast experience in delivering results through strategic planning, understanding market trends and leveraging partnerships with customers.
Prior to Google, Nir was an Online Services Lead at Microsoft leading the MEA subsidiaries efforts getting customers into Microsoft Online Services, driving international collaboration with business and product groups to adjust the services required for the region needs and building & developing Cloud Services Programs for partners.
Head of Business Development, Plarium
Leonard is richly experienced in both business and technology; he is responsible for locating investment opportunities in various markets for Plarium. He is also leading Plarium into mobile and browser platforms, establishing collaborations, and locating new technologies and services.
Dev Relations & Brand Manager, Tabtale
Uri Golan is the Dev. Relations & Brand Manager at TabTale and a computer games entrepreneur. Uri is a game developer with broad experience in Game Design, Development of Computer Games, Art Production and Studio Management. Uri lectures on Computer Game Design and Development and mentors students in IDC's InGame program. Before joining TabTale, Uri was Co-Founder of Untame Games.
Sonya Novosolov Natan
Lead Art Director, Tabtale
Sonya is the Lead Art Director and Art Team Leader at TabTale, responsible for all company game art, working with illustrators in all company studios, Israel, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Macedonia and more. Sonya started her career in the gaming industry in 2008 and since worked with companies like Mytopia and Funtomic on Facebook and Mobile games.
Lead Client Developer, PlayBuzz
A professional game designer / game developer over multiple platforms. Lecturer in Shenkar College of Engineering and Design (programming for gaming in flash AS3, Unity and Corona SDK), and also manages workshops in various fields related to game development.
In Playbuzz he is in charge of all client-side development aspects – design and program the flash and HTML5 platform and games.
COO of Win
Yaniv is COO of Win, a social game company backed by bwin.party digital entertainment (LON: BPTY). At Win, Yaniv leads a cross functional team spanning Analytics, Marketing, Community and Customer Support. Prior to Win, Yaniv was CFO of the social game company Mytopia, acquired by 888 Holdings in 2010.
Game Designer, Sidekick
Elad Drory is a game designer at Sidekick, and has worked on dozens of titles for a variety of cutting-edge interfaces, including Kinect games, close-range motion games for Intel RealSense and virtual reality games in partnership with Oculus and Samsung.
Lead Game Developer, Tacticsoft
Lead Developer at Tacticsoft Ltd.
Over 7 years of experience in developing online games.
CEO, Upopa Games
Niv Touboul is an inventor and game designer, and one of the founders of Upopa games & Moon Active game studio. Niv graduated Bezalel in the visual communications department, and his expertise lay in illustrating, game design, graphic design, animation and small pieces of coding.
He is striving continuously to be an innovator in the Israeli gaming industry.
Founder, Double-Edged Games
Saar is one of those quirky inventor types, who not only has outlandish ideas from his armchair but also gets off his butt and works really hard to make them a reality. From flexible screen interfaces, to ring device controllers, and from game-theory commerce platforms to strategic, tactical card games, Saar's mind always comes up with ways on making 'user experience' as fun, rewarding and engaging as possible.
With a background in intellectual property, graphic design and advertising and a day job as a serial entrepreneur, Saar is now turning his first love – gaming – into his full time passion.
Co-Founder, Games for Peace
Founder/Managing Director at Markitect LTD, Founder/Organizer at MobileMonday Nazareth, Entrepreneur, Digital Ventures Strategist and Business Catalyst.
Co-founder Games for peace.
Fascinated by the never ending world of opportunities folded in the web and mobile scenes, and as a digital lifestyle enthusiast with thorough technological and multicultural understanding, I live and breathe new ideas, strategies, innovative products and business models, and I’m always on the quest for new entrepreneurial challenges.
An Entrepreneur, Developer, Designer, Student, Teacher, Volunteer and Photojournalist, Who is crazy enough to think he can change the world!
Believing in the web, and focusing on the end-user, I work on transforming ideas into products with true value and remarkable user experience.
Hasan is involved in the hi-tech/entrepreneurship scene here in Israel, specially the evolving Arab one, which he is convinced have enough potential and talents to make a true change!
CEO & Founder, Beam Riders
A seasoned technology and social entrepreneur with more than 20 years of entrepreneurial, managerial and legal experience.
Building an adaptive cloud-based learning platform for kids in the Middle East and globally with focus on developing and promoting real life skills needed to succeed in the 21st century.
Nikita has been a developer at "We Create Stuff" game studio, working on Flash & mobile games. He likes to dig into and experiment with all aspects of technology and game engines, and of course, play those games to the max.
Managing Partner, Tal Ron, Drihem & Co., Law Firm
Advocate and Notary Tal Itzhak Ron is one of the most influential lawyers in the Gaming and Hi Tech industries. Tal graduated from Haifa University School of Law (LL.B.) and Faculty of Computer Science (B.Sc.), and further obtained a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Bar Ilan University (M.Sc).
Tal established Tal Ron, Drihem & Co. Law Firm in 2003, focusing on Gaming, Ad Tech and Financial Technologies, advising top-tier international clients in these fields. Tal, a member of International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) and Society of Trust and Estate Professionals (STEP), provides legal consultation and representation to worldwide companies and assists numerous start-ups to become significant players in the industry.
CEO ,7 ELements
Shahar Sorek is the founder and CEO of 7 Elements Studios, a company dedicated to “creating epic mobile strategy games,” with big hopes to dominate the mobile strategy game market.
A former actor and creative producer, as a natural story teller and an avid hardcore gamer, Shahar turned his passion towards the field of core mobile gaming.
Head of Research at Plarium Global
BA in History & Economics; MLS & MBA
Managing the research department in Plarium since June 2013, responsible for market analysis and trends, competitiive intelligence and Playtesting. Prior to that, Yariv established and managed the competitive intelligence program at 888Holdings.
Yariv also served as research analyst at Amdocs M&A group and in ECI telecom competitive intelligence department.
Senior Software Engineer, AMD
Tzachi Cohen is a senior member of technical staff at AMD. In the past 10 years he has been focusing on GPU technologies.
Tzachi has vast experience in application level as well as driver level graphic development. Over the years he has been researching and developing graphic engines, ray tracing engines, GPGPU drivers and graphics drivers. Tzachi Holds a BSc from Bar Ilan university.
CEO of Tacticsoft LTD
Michael bootstrapped Tacticsoft 8 years ago and since then has built a number of successful MMOs.
The company's top game, Battle Dawn, generated millions of dollars in revenues to date.
Dave Levy a video game creative director and art director, who has recently returned to Israel from two years in Sweden working for Ubisoft Massive as lead artist on the upcoming title The Division, and is now acting CCO of Tacticsoft. Dave is a veteran 3D artist who started his way in the broadcast industry 10 years ago, working on commercials and TV shows for kids.
During his time in the broadcast industry, he's worked in most visual rolls, from concept art to compositing, managed large teams of artists, directed and art directed projects (among which is Round 6, a trailer for a fake video game), and supervised pipelines and tool production for post production. However, Dave's eyes have always been on gaming, since childhood, and he's spent the past three years making his way in the industry.
Chief Marketing Officer, Tabtale
Guy Tomer serves as CMO of TabTale, where he previously held the position of COO. Prior to joining TabTale, Mr. Tomer was the co-founder and CTO of attracTV, where he was responsible for product definition and technology architecture for the web-based SaaS. Before that he was CTO of Mobival, and Technical Director of Customer Operations at Unipier prior to that. Mr. Tomer Holds a BS in computer science and management as well as an MBA from Tel Aviv University.
Xbox Category Manager
Ron is the Xbox category manager at Microsoft Israel, responsible for the local launches of Xbox products (both Xbox One and Xbox 360) including consoles and accessories, games and Xbox Live. His love of Platform & 3rd Person gaming keeps him busy when not in the office, and bringing his work home allows Ron to make the most out of marketing events and activities for gamers around Israel.
Doron Nir is one of the founders of GameIS, and has been active in the Israeli Games Industry since 1999, When he founded Israeli gaming website vgames.co.il. He is also the co-founder of several Israeli game companies, Advisor to several Israeli game companies and teaches game design at the CoM, Beit Berl and IDC. Nir is currently the CEO of HappySale, a C2C marketplace that leverages gamification to make commerce more fun.
President & Founder, Head of Strategic Vision & Technology, WakingApp
18 years of experience as a creative technology professional working in the interactive business with former companies: "Digital Boost" and "Oak Interactive" as Founder and CEO.