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devcom to Present VR Summit at gamescom

A new event running alongside gamescom is targetted specifically at developers.

Aruba Events, organisers of the all-new videogame developer platform event devcom, has today announced the advisory board of the conference. devcom will take place for the first time this year during gamescom, offering – amongst other things – a one-day ‘summit’ on virtual reality (VR).

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Among the board members are hands-on developers, entrepreneurs, corporate officers and creatives from the cultural sector. The devcom advisory board collectively aims to represent a diverse demographic cross-section of the videogame and digital media community. More members will join over the next months leading up to the event.

The members of the Advisory Board in alphabetical order:

Marco Accordi Rickards, President, Vigamus Academy
Don Daglow, CEO, Daglow Entertainment
Phil Elliott, Director of Community & Indie Development, Square Enix
Alexander Fernandez, CEO, Streamline Studios
Matt Firor, President, ZeniMax Online Studios
Benedikt Grindel, Studio Manager, Blue Byte
Rami Ismail, Director, Vlambeer
Senta Jakobsen, CEO,Foxglove Studios
Karoliina Korppoo, Lead Designer, Colossal Order
Emmi Kussikko, CMO, Reforged Studios
Alen Ladavac, CTO, Croteam
Jörg Müller-Lietzkow, Dekan, Universität Paderborn
Michal Nowakowski, SVP Business Development, CD Projekt Red
Arne Peters, Vice President Strategic Relations, ESL – Turtle Entertainment
Tom Putzki, Wargaming Europe Spokesperson, Wargaming.net
Johannes Roth, CEO, Mimimi Productions
Maria Martina Santoro, Managing Director, Okam Studios
Glen Schofield, CEO, Sledgehammer Games
Johan Sjoberg, CPO, Paradox Interactive
Tom van Dam, Head of Mobile Game Development, Netease
Michael Zillmer, Co-Founder und CEO, InnoGames

Matt Firor, President of Zenimax Online Studios, comments: “Devcom’s advisory board represents a strong international focus and a broad approach to conference content. I am very glad to be a part of this dynamic group and of this exciting project.

devcom will take place alongside gamescom in Cologne for the first time this summer. From 20th – 24th August 2017, devcom presents a line-up of events including the devcom developer conference, devcom summits and new info exchange area, the devcom developer lounge, as well as the official gamescom keynotes.

The keynotes, panels and presentations at the devcom developer conference are part of a comprehensive programme of top-level information exchange and matchmaking. This includes:

• devcom Master Classes – two-hour Round Table discussions for up to 40 participants each, focused on marketing, game design and production as well as sales

• devcom Tutorials – hands-on tutorial sessions, up to four a day, on the latest technologies, game engines and advertising tools

• devcom Summits – three one-day summits focusing on mobile gaming, virtual reality and monetisation

Rounding off with indie conference RESPAWN, the devcom program features talks, workshops, keynotes and tutorials, across the spectrum of the videogames industry.

You can find out more about devcom at www.devcom.global, and VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest industry dicussion on VR from gamescom.

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