Talkshow Games are Everywhere – Crossmedia GamingDonderdag 07 oktober 2021 - 14:00 - 15:00
Meet our talkshow guests:
Madelon Smittenaar is a business developer whose international work on and off stage in the music, television, VOD and gaming industries has made her into an allround media & entertainment expert. She has driven sales and marketing growth strategies, tackling the transition to digital, for the most renowned and admired companies in the world including Sony Music, VARA and Disney. With this unique mixed skill set, Madelon is on a mission to bring (back) brands and artists into The Metaverse. As pioneers in this realm 20 years ago (Habbo), Azerion acknowledges that the need for social interaction has become more relevant than ever.
Dirk Tuip started his career as a professional handball player, but unfortunately retired due to a shoulder injury. He managed to turn his performance-driven mentality into entrepreneurship and started two successful companies; FacilityApps (facilitating professional cleaning and maintenance services) and SearchUser (data driven online marketing). While still active in professional sports as chairman of Stichting Ringen om Volendam and coordinator of the expert team for the national ladies handball team, Dirk also started the H20 Esports Campus in 2019, together with his business partners. H20 is the first and biggest permanent e-sports facility in Europe. Despite the lockdowns, they managed to grow H20 to a 10,000m2 ecosystem of students, startups and various e-sports and creative tech related companies.
Dittmar Tukker is the Founder of GAMEDIA an award winning game development studio with an extensive track record. He’s been working in the game, media and broadcast industry for over 23+ years, and worked together with some of the largest TV shows, A-list brands, influencers and game entertainment companies around the world. Nowadays his company is focussing on creating a range of their own high quality game titles (IP), ranging from mobile games to hardcore multiplayer games for PC and consoles. Dittmar has been involved in multiple tech startups of which two have unicorn protentional, he’s also is angel investor in smaller exciting game studios.
Emily Jacometti is Co-Founder of Flavour, HackShield and Quinn. Her mission is to have a positive impact on the world through gamification. She is also keynote speaker and panel member on subjects like entrepeneurship, gamification, building a business, SAAS, diversity and inclusivity. Emily recently joined the Dutch Games Association as board member Serious Games.
The panel will be hosted by JP van Seventer. JP is a game industry professional for 22 years, with a vision for optimizing the international success of aspiring and experienced game development companies. He is a pioneer within the global game incubation/acceleration space since 2007 with the launch of Dutch Game Garden. JP is an effective taskforce builder with a sharp intuition for competitive talent and possesses an extensive global network of game industry leaders and development professionals to establish the reputation of the incubator/accelerator. In his extensive career, JP has experience with games on all leading platforms ranging from mobile, console, pc, tablet, browser based and custom platforms and VR/AR/XR. JP has a background in industrial design, mechanical engineering and started his career as a game designer, 3d artist and level designer.
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