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From playing soccer to keeping a pet, nowadays you can do practically everything as a browsergame: The panelists discuss the power and future of social games. Will gaming consoles go out of fashion or will those so called social games become boring very soon?

Created: 01/20/2011 • 498295 view(s) • Date of speech: 01/25/2010 • Label: future,game,social • Language: English • City of the speech: Munich See the conference in details



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Kristian Segerstrale

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Kristian is the CEO and co-founder of Playfish, one of the largest and fastest growing social games companies. Prior to Playfish Kristian served as Managing Director of Europe of Glu Mobile (Nasdaq: GLUU), and was a co-founder of Glu Mobile Europe (Macrospace Ltd) in 2001.

Country or city of residence: London, United Kingdom
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Nils Holger Henning

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Nils Holger Henning is the CCO at Bigpoint. After graduating with “Diplom-Kaufmann”, “Master of Laws” (LL.M.) and working in companies like AOL Time Warner and Whirlpool Nils-Holger joined Bigpoint in 2005. Since then Bigpoint became the leading developer and publisher of browser-based multiplayer games, and grew from 20 to more than 220 employees in 2008.

Country or city of residence: Hamburg, Germany
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Shervin Pishevar

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Shervin Pishevar is a technology entrepreneur, published researcher, and technology incubation expert and who has raised nearly $40M in venture funding for his startups. He is the founder and executive chairman of SGN, one of the leading social and mobile gaming companies. Currently, Shervin is an active angel investor or advisor in such companies as Aardvark,, Gowalla, and Kissmetrics.

Country or city of residence: Palo Alto, CA
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Chris Russo

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Christopher Russo serves as CEO of Fantasy Sports Ventures, Inc. ("FSV"), a company he founded in 2006. Fantasy Sports Ventures is an integrated marketing and media company with a focus on digital and fantasy sports.

Country or city of residence: New York City
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