International Mobile Gaming
Summit and Awards Ceremony Program
Hall 7 – APP PLANET – ADC 3
Thursday 17 February 2011
9am – 4pm
9:00 Welcome Breakfast
9:15 IMGA SUMMIT
Welcome by Maarten Noyons, Founder of the IMGA
Opening of the Summit by Orange (Platinum sponsor)
KEYNOTE: The Next Big Thing
by Dr. Marc Gumpinger, CEO of Scoreloop
10:00 PANEL: Future of Mobile Games Retailing
- Alex Bubb, Senior Partner Manager, Media and Games, Nokia
- Olivier Bernard, General Manager EMEA, Glu
- Raphaël Goumot, Director Mobile Games, Orange
- Rob Simister, EMEA 3rd Party, Publishing Manager, Windows Phone
- Vincent Hoogsteder, CEO of Distimo
- Maarten Noyons, Founder of the IMGA – Moderator
In this panel we will be talking about the challenges and opportunities in Mobile Games Retailing in the 4 different types of App Stores: Operator Stores, Smartphone Stores, Specialist Stores and Off Portal Stores. Which stores offer the best Return on Investment?
What is the right strategy for a mobile games developer?
10:45 15-mn Coffee Break in the Foyer
11:00 INNOVATION PANEL: Does Innovation Sell?
- Roy Lawrence Ashok, Augmented Reality Product Manager, Qualcomm
- Simon Hickman, ARM
- David MacQueen, Senior Consultant, Strategy Analytics
- Jean François Rodriguez, VP Strategy Business development and Games, Orange
- Volker Hirsch, Chief Strategy Officer, Scoreloop
- Efrat Barit, Ringbow
The mobile ecosystem has developed the phone, network and infrastructure with unprecedented speed. And this innovation continues.
This panel of innovators will share their vision of the future and on innovation itself.
12:00 LIVE PITCHING SESSION in association with KOCCA
Maarten Noyons, Founder of the IMGA – Pitching Moderator
- Stuart Dredge, free lance journalist
- Raphael Goumot, Orange
- Alex Bubb, Nokia
- Eli Hodapp, Touch Arcade
- Chris James, Pocket Gamer
- Jin Kyu KIM, KOCCA
Live Pitching Session Concept:
Mobile game Developers are invited to pitch their game to a panel of specialists.
The Pitcher is on stage, with a microphone and has 5mns to pitch his game to the judges and the audience. He can use the projection screen to show a presentation.
After his presentation, the Judges will comment on his project, and possibly ask some questions.
The audience will express their appreciation with applause. The length of the applause will be translated in a score. That score, plus the appreciation of the jury will result in a final score.
The Pitcher who receives the highest score will get the "Best 7th IMGA Live Pitcher" Award, handed out by Jin Kyu KIM, CEO of KOCCA.
Jong Min AN, CEO of BDR Inc., will present "Boony Boony Friends".
BoonyBoony is a cute wind instrument family, which allows you can to play and learn about each wind instrument. Since it uses piano keyboard UI, children can experience wind instrument and have an appreciation of the beautiful classic music from recorded wind instrument live music.
Seong Jae LEE & Sungmin KIM, Developer & Researcher for ETRI, will present "SMoodi".
The Smoodi is a mood-based music recommendation player for iPad. With this application, you can check your musical tastes and listen to what you want with touch and drag.
Pawel Miechowski from 11 bit studios, one of our 7th IMGA NOMINEE for the MOST INNOVATIVE GAME category, will present its iPhone application not released yet on the App Store : Anomaly Warzone Earth.
Ricardo Flores and Diogo Horta e Costa from Biodroid will present the Future of one of our 7th IMGA NOMINEE GAME for the BEST SPORTS GAME category : Billabong Surf Trip future, and maybe show-off some of their future titles...
Meriem Djazouli from POP CAP will present Plants vs Zombies, one of our 7th IMGA NOMINEE GAME for the BEST CASUAL GAME category.
Wesley from COCONUT ISLAND will present Finger Balance, one of our 7th IMGA NOMINEE for the MOST INNOVATIVE category
Michael Schade from FISHLABS will present a "TV out" version of Snowboard Hero, one of our 7th IMGA NOMINEE for the BEST SPORTS GAME category.
Pawel Miechowski from 11 bit Studios will present a Anomaly Warzone Earth, one of our 7th IMGA NOMINEE for the MOST INNOVATIVE category.
13:00 NETWORKING LUNCH in association with KOCCA
14:00 AWARDS CEREMONY
THE JURY PANEL
- Eli Hodapp, Touch Arcade
- Chris James, Pocket Gamer
- Lauren Thorpe, Qualcomm
- Raphael Goumot, Orange
- Jean-François Royer, Euroméditerranée
- Nizar Romdhane, ARM
- Jean-Pierre Demange, Texas Instruments
14:30 WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT
The International Mobile Gaming Awards will be handed out by our sponsors on stage.
While this time, BNET TV Crew will organise interviews with the IMGA Winners in the Auditorium.
- GRAND PRIX : Raphael Goumot, Orange
- Excellence in DESIGN : Nizar Romdhane, ARM
- Best Casual Game : WHANGBO TAEG KEUN of MCST(Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism)
- Best Sports Game : Jean-François Royer, Euroméditerranée
- Most Innovative Game : Lauren Thorpe, Qualcomm
- Excellence in Gameplay : Jean-Pierre Demange, TI
- Best Real World Game
- Operator's Choice : Raphael Goumot, Orange
- People's Choice : Dr. Marc Gumpinger, Scoreloop
About the speakers
Alex Bubb, Nokia
Alex heads up publisher relations for Nokia's games service throughout EMEA. Games are a key part of Nokia's Ovi services strategy. Working with leading publishers and developers looking to self-publish on mobile, Nokia is committed to delivering a world class games solution. User experience and context is a key focus for Nokia and games are available throughout its entire portfolio of devices via its Ovi Store, try and buy solutions as well as co-operation with leading operators globally.
Prior to joining Nokia, Alex enjoyed a varied career in the games industry including product management of the dominating Playstation 2 while at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, managing the games business for T-Mobile international, and heading up the marketing team at Jamdat Mobile and subsequently EA Mobile.
Raphaël Goumot, Orange
Raphael has been appointed Director of Mobile Games at corporate level, managing partnerships, distribution deals, sales channels with Countries and group settlement.
With over 15 years in the internet and mobile multimedia industry, Raphael has gained experience in designing and delivering profitable new products and services with partners.
Previously at the Strategic Marketing Division from 2006, he first headed the Location-Based Services programme, delivering enablers and group products, then directed the Start-up Programme conducting partnerships between new ventures and Orange. From 2001, he worked in the Orange Labs, setting up a marketing consultancy, project-managing mobile games services, leading a mobile entertainment team, and eventually heading the Digital Media and Entertainment programme covering projects on TV, music, games and user-generated contents. Raphael started his career as an entrepreneur then a consultant for 4 years in marketing and innovation at Expertel Consulting and Eutelis, specialized in telecommunication and media.
In 1994, he graduated from ESCP-Europe, a leading Business School.
David MacQueen, Strategy Analytics.
As Director for the Wireless Media Strategies service, David MacQueen heads a research team which covers all aspects of consumer mobile data products and services. David’s areas of research include mobile apps, games, music, social networking, TV and video.
Prior to joining Strategy Analytics, David spent three years at Screen Digest, where he built and led the Mobile Media Intelligence service, providing data and analysis on the mobile sector for media companies.
Before becoming an analyst, in 1999 David founded The Games Kitchen, giving him a front row seat at the birth of mobile gaming. The Games Kitchen was a pioneering games development company that launched over 30 mobile games and attracted clients including Disney, Panasonic and Sega.
After over a decade of immersion in the field, he is one of the foremost industry analysts in the mobile media sector.
Efrat Barit, Ringbow
Efrat Barit is the co-founder and CEO of Ringbow, chosen by the Mobile Monday organization as the startup with the highest future potential, and as one of Microsoft's 20 most promising startups for 2010. For little over a year now, Efrat is leading the innovative startup which set a goal for itself to revolutionize the touch screen industry and to redefine finger-based interfaces. Previously, Efrat has served as a science and education project manager for Apple VAD in Israel, and her past experience working for a leading VC firm has provided her with valuable understanding of the high-tech industry and entrepreneurship.