On February 15th Games Ireland is hosting the first in a series of networking and information events for games industry professionals in Ireland.
Games Ireland is the representative organization of the games industry in Ireland. Membership includes Activision, Havok, Big Fish, PopCap, Microsoft and others.
2pm Welcome by Games Ireland CEO
Panel 1‘The Business of Games – How Does Today’s Industry Click? ’
Jeanne Kelly, Mason Hayes and Curran, Anna Scally KPMG and David Sweeney, Games Ireland/ISFE
2.30 pm Panel 2 “Games Development in Ireland and the Games Incentive Package”
Barry O’Neill Chairman, Games Ireland, Hugh Mac Atamney Dublin Institute of Technology, Aphra Kerr NUIM, Game Developers Ireland, Jessica Sachs Director of Developer Relations, BigFish Games, Paschal Donohue T.D.
3pm Keynote 1 “The Fight My Monster Story & Why Kids Will Destroy You All”
Dylan Collins, Executive Chairman of Fight My Monster
3.30 Panel 3 ‘The Cloud – Whats the Forecast?’
Oracle chair, Colin l’Anson, HP, Will O’Brien, VP Business Development BigFish Games, Greg Ward, Microsoft Jeanne Kelly, partner, Mason Hayes and Curran,
4 pm Break
4.15 Panel ‘Going SOLOMO!- Opportunities in Social, Locational and Mobile’
Chair Ben Cranks HP, Paul Breslin, MD Europe, PopCap Games, Sean Clark, Executive Producer BigFish Games, Marc O’Morain, SWRVE
4.45 James Whelton – Coderdojo, getting more kids to code games
4.50 Keynote 2 – ‘Game Design Lessons – From Croft to Corleone’
Phil Campbell – Creative Director on major licensed franchises ‘The Godfather’, ‘James Bond’ and ‘Tomb Raider’.
5.30pm ‘The Green Screen – Irish Games Showcase’
6-730pm Drinks Reception and Networking[lg_gallery]