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Thursday, October 8 • 11:45am - 12:20pm
Future of Games and Interactive - Fireside Chat and Lightning Talks (Series 2)

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11:45am
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Fireside Chat with Albert Lai, CEO, Big Viking Games and Dhan Balachand, CEO, Sulon Technologies

11:56am
“Technology, Power, Respect: How the Digital World Enabled the Democratization of Creation”
Presenter: Stephanie Shannon, Cultural Engagement Manager, Verizon

12:02pm
START-UP
“How Media and Technology can have a Global Impact"
Presenter: Åsmund Furuseth, VP Business Development & Co-Founder, Kahoot!

12:08pm
START-UP
"Building Platforms for Gaming and Consumer-owned Digital Assets on the Blockchain"
Presenter: Gareth Jenkins, CEO & Founder, Deckbound

Speakers
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Dhan Balachand

CEO, Sulon
Dhan Balachand is the Founder and CEO of Sulon Technologies, a Canadian high tech start-up redefining the world of augmented and virtual reality. Since founding the company in 2012, Dhan has been focused on conceptualizing and creating next-generation products, including immersive technologies that blend augmented and virtual reality into one seamless experience. This focus on innovation is embodied in Sulon’s flagship product, the... Read More →
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Åsmund Furuseth

VP Business Development, Kahoot!
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Gareth Jenkins

Founder & CEO, Deckbound LLC
Gareth is a games developer, information systems architect and general technologist. He has over 15 years experience leading a wide variety of teams across desktop, mobile, console and web projects in a consulting, embedded and founder/senior management capacity. Gareth has had both commercial and technology leadership roles and has leveraged his combined expertise to deliver complex multi-platform systems and architectures... Read More →
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Albert Lai

CEO & President, Big Viking Games
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Stephanie Shannon

Cultural Engagement Manager, Verizon
Chicago native and current New York City resident, Stephanie has pioneered cultural strategy across challenging industries with a penchant for teaching the elephant to dance.  Currently leading Cross Cultural Engagement for Verizon, Stephanie has a passion for the intersection of the art and science of lifestyle marketing.  She recently joined the Verizon team, after 4 years of brand marketing at PepsiCo focusing... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 11:45am - 12:20pm
INNOVATION STAGE