One of the four core programs at the Nordic Game conference will be Business & Production, offering six in-depth sessions for games professionals in a unique round table format. Here is a sneak preview of some of this year's Nordic Game Business & Production program highlights:
"Art of the Deal" – A round table focusing on the pitching process. Featuring MGS Biz Dev Director Peter Zetterberg, Games VP Mark Rein of Epic, Ross Erickson, VP Acquisitions at Sierra Online, Studio Director Martyn Brown of Team 17, CEO Jeff Hilbert of DDM, Andy Boyes, Product & Biz Dev Director at Capcom and moderated by Tobias SjÃ¶gren, President of Nordic game development agency Peligroso Entertainment Group.
"Top Models" – A panel discussion on new business models in the online space. Meet Min Kim, Director Game Operations, Nexon America, MickaÃ«l Ivorra, Biz Dev Director, France Telecom, Diane Lagrange, External Biz Dev Manager, NCsoft, Ross Erickson, VP Acquisitions at Sierra Online and Vlad Ihora, Director Gaming Community, TeliaSonera. Presented by Thomas Bidaux, former Product Dev Director at NCsoft.
Other Business & Production sessions include "Out-of-the-box", exploring tomorrow's digital distribution channels and featuring among others John Vifian, Executive Producer at EA, and a production round table "Meaning of Scrum" with Shannon Loftis, Director of European Production at MGS and experts from Crytek, DICE and many more. The full sessions and speaker's program for the conference will be published on 14 April.
Nordic Game conference and Career Expo will be 14-15 May 2008 at the MalmÃ¶ Convention Center in MalmÃ¶, Sweden (25 minutes by commuter train from Copenhagen airport). Read more and get the latest news and program updates at www.nordicgame.com.