Speaker Bios

Damon Grow

From CrowdMob (previously a designer at LOLApps, CEO and Founder at Shattered Reality Interactive). He spoke on: 1. Geo-Gaming, the next wave--where its been and where it is going 2. The Business of social mobile games--things all gaming entrepreneurs should think about

Tracy Espeleta

From Booyah spoke about: 1. MyTown; * How it evolved * Who is/was the audience * Postmortem... what worked? what didn't? 2. How DJ Rivals evolved into a Location Based game. 3. Other areas of location based gaming currently being explored in the Booyah pipeline. We look forward to seeing you April 28th! Sana N. Choudary, CEO & Japheth Dillman, CCO

Blake Commagere

Social gaming pioneer who built games like Zombies, Vampires, and the charity social app Causes (raised over $15million).

Curt Bererton

From ZipZapPlay, best known for the game Baking Life that used innovative game mechanics and viral loops to social gaming allowing them to break into the top 50 at a time when the top social gaming greats were established and minting money.

Brenda Brathwaite

The Creative Director of Lolapps, a social gaming firm with over 50 million active users per month. Lolapps has the largest network of social games and applications on Facebook. She is one of the most influential women in the gaming industry, beginning her career in 1981 and continuing to achieve success with social gaming.

John Romero

The lead designer of major franchise hits Doom, Wolfenstein 3D, and Quake, and recently has lead the creative design for Ravenwood Fair, a social gaming hit from Lolapps. Ravenwood Fair currently has over 8.5 million users. With 135 titles to his credit, Romero is indeed, the man.

Dave Castelnuovo

A veteran flash developer, entrepreneur and consultant, and is half the team behind the iPhone sensation Pocket God. Castelnuovo founded Bolt Creative in 2001 as a flash development company and game studio, and helped to lead the indie charge onto the iPhone in 2008 and 2009. Castelnuovo has worked with a variety of internet technology companies throughout his career, as well as leading game publishers such as Electronic Arts.

Andrej Nabergoj

A Slovenian entrepreneur active in the field of social media and advertising. He helped found RSG, the first VC found in Slovenia and is an advisor to many start ups and an angel investor. In 2009, the World Economic Forum named him a Young Global Leader, an honor bestowed each year to recognize outstanding young leaders from around the world for their professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world.