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CGDC Names the First Keynote Speaker
With the debut of CGDC 2010 approaching, the Organizing Committee named its first keynote speaker – Hilmar Petursson. Mr. Hilmar Petursson, a frequent keynote speaker at global international conferences, technology forums and commercial activities including Edinburgh Interactive Festival, Gamer Developers’ Conference Northern Europe and Austin Game Developers Conference, will share with you a “have the guts, have the success” story at CGDC 2010. His presence will turn CGDC into an amazing visual and aural feast.

Hilmar Petursson

Topic:

Dare to Be Different

Summary:

CCP, founded in 1997, has been dreaming of creating highly free games based on the core of intuitive activities. Compared with games with fixed plots, this type of game provides more meaningful and more sustainable game experience to the gamers. In 2003, the rollout of EVE Online, CCP flagship product, turned this dream into reality. Seven years from then, EVE has become the monthly-paid massively multimedia game with the second largest population of paid users in the European and American markets. And the game has continued to win various awards in the industry. Building on EVE’s success, CCP has boosted its ambition and accelerated its pace in global expansion. The company has set up branches in Atlanta, US; Shanghai, China and Newcastle, UK, bringing a strong talent support and a new horizon to the company. The join-in of the top talents has enabled the company to develop two new massively multimedia products simultaneously, including the highly disruptive massively multiplayer online shooting game DUST 514. Come and listen to Hilmar Petursson’s “have the guts, have the success” story, and he will depict in his presentation the never-revealed grand picture for this small Iceland company CCP’s future.

Speaker Profile:

Since he became CEO of CCP in 2004, Hilmar Petursson has led the company through a most sustained explosive growth stage. Under his leadership, the company set up a branch in Shanghai, China in 2004, and completed a strategic merger with White Wolf Publishing, Inc. in Atlanta, US in 2006. Since then, CCP has gradually become an innovator of global influence in virtual technology, development and operation. He was among the top 20 most influential figures of the year by Beckett in 2007 and 2008. He is also a frequent keynote speaker at global international conferences, technology forums and commercial activities including Edinburgh Interactive Festival, Gamer Developers’ Conference Northern Europe and Austin Game Developers Conference.

Hilmar Petursson joined CCP in 2000 as Chief Technology Officer. He led the technology team to complete CCP’s most extraordinary flagship product EVE Online in 2003. Prior to CCP, he was CTO of the multiplayer virtual reality technology developer SmartVR. Before that, he was Vice President, Software Development of Studio Oz. Apart from being CEO of CCP, Hilmar Petursson is also active in various fields of IT and innovation in Iceland, and serves as members of various boards and committees. Hilmar Petursson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Iceland.

Note by the CGDC Organizing Committee:

The online registration is scheduled to close by July 9, 2010. No discount will be offered for on-site registration. Please notice the difference.

The eye-catching global event of World Expo 2010 is being held in Shanghai, which attracts the presence of guests from all around the world. The General Assembly of China Game Business Conference (CGBC), China Game Developers Conference (CGDC) and the China Game Outsourcing Conference (CGOC) will be launched from July, 28th to Aug, 1st at the Shanghai International Convention Center, it is certain that these events will bring about worldwide participation within the gaming industry, therefore to promote and enhance the function of the platform as the “communication center” for the technology & business activities between China and the other countries.

About CGDC

China Game Developers Conference (CGDC) is one of the world’s leading game development conferences. Each year, CGDC attracts over 3,000 professionals in the game development field to attend and learn. Over 70 global top-notch game designers and developers deliver speeches there and share their experience in the 3-day event.

CGDC website: http://www.chinagdc.com.cn

The agenda is available for download at:

http://www.chinagdc.com.cn/upload/2010/CGDC2010_Agenda.xls

For more information about registration: http://www.chinagdc.com.cn/upload/2010/CGDCRegistrationCN.pdf

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