Speakers

We’re continuing to add speakers, so watch this space - we’ll have some great additions to this list to announce shortly. Companies interested in speaking at the Smartphone Games Summit should contact us via email at events@mediabistro.com.

Michael Chang

MICHAEL CHANG is responsible for Greystripe’s market vision and execution. He was most recently at Incubic Venture Capital and was responsible for investments in Internet and software companies. It was at Incubic that Michael and Andy conceived of the ad-supported mobile business model. Michael has an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and has held engineering and marketing product management roles at SAN pioneer Gadzoox Networks. Michael has a BS in EE from Carnegie Mellon University.

Jason Citron

JASON CITRON is Founder & CEO of Aurora Feint, makers of the hit game series with the same name as well as OpenFeint, the largest social gaming platform on the iPhone & iPod Touch. As of May '10, OpenFeint has over 22 million players and 1800 games live in the app store including mega-hits such as Space Invaders, Pocket God, Enigmo, geoDefense, and Bomberman along with many other Top 100 games. Aurora Feint has received a strategic multi-million dollar investment from DeNA, the operator of Japan's largest virtual goods economy and mobile social gaming network.

HillFerguson

HILL FERGUSON is responsible for product strategy and marketing at Zong.  A payments veteran, Hill spent the last decade developing and managing new payment services in Silicon Valley.  As General Manager for Yodlee's Personal Finance Products, Hill led the development and distribution efforts for several new and innovative payments products currently being used by top banks and web portals.  At Yahoo! Hill produced and managed several consumer products, including a consumer bill payment product and a peer-to-peer payment service.  In his spare time he manages LoanBack, a "friends and family" loan management service he co-founded in 2005.  Hill earned a BS and an MBA, both from Vanderbilt University.

Jason Citron

MARC GUMPINGER is the Co-Founder and CEO of venture-backed Scoreloop. Scoreloop is a mobile social gaming company that provides infrastructure, implementation services and enhanced end user experiences for game
publishers. Scoreloop’s Core Social, white-label and cross-platform technologies and Premium Integration Services allow publishers to integrate social gaming features including: online high scores, player challenges, achievements, viral distribution, virtual currencies and more. 

Charles Ju

CHARLES JU is the Founder and CEO of PlayMesh, one of the leaders in social gaming on the iPhone. PlayMesh has developed over 15 top 25games, connected over 10 million players with over 20 million application downloads. The most popular games produced by PlayMesh are iMafia, a graphically-enabled massively multiplayer role-playing game, All-in-1 Games the leading games aggregator on the iPhone, and Fishies, an aquarium simulation for players to raise fish and compete with friends. Charles Ju has a B.S. in Computer Science from UCLA.

Lee Linden

LEE LINDEN is the co-founder of Tapjoy. Lee previously worked in product development at Microsoft, helping engineer both enterprise and consumer offerings. He also co-founded ContestMachine.com, a self-service online promotional marketing service with thousands of small business customers. Lee studied computer engineering at the University of Michigan and has an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business

Tomoko Namba

TOMOKO NAMBA founded DeNA in 1999. In her previous employment at McKinsey and Co, she had become only the third Japanese woman in the company's history to be made a partner. Under Namba's leadership, DeNA is committed to the delivery of outstanding service while also striving to instill environmental awareness in its rapidly expanding consumer base. Namba has also been involved in a number of national government efforts, such as the Prime Ministers' Council for the Promotion of Regulatory Reform. She has also worked with the IT Strategy Headquarters. Namba holds an MBA from Harvard.

SiShen

SI SHEN PapayaMobile turns mobile phones into social networks. Its software lets users play games, share pictures and send instant messages with those who have the PapayaMobile application. Papaya has 3 million registered users across multiple hardware platforms--iPhone, Android and Java. Shen earned her stripes in the mobile-product-development unit of Google ( GOOG - news - people ) Beijing. She has degrees in computer science and engineering from Stanford.

ChrisWilliams

CHRIS WILLIAMS has spent over 12 years devoted to working in the interactive entertainment industry. Mr. Williams rose through the ranks of LucasArts Entertainment, where he first worked as an artist. As the Director of Mobile and Console at PlayFirst Mr. Williams leads the efforts to bring emotionally engaging games to those platforms through high-quality, native applications. He is responsible for building and managing development teams, as well as overseeing and shaping business strategy. His early emphasis on the iPhone and iPod touch platforms resulted in over 5 million downloads and helped Cooking Dash and Diner Dash reach #2 on the App Store sales charts. Most recently, Mr. Williams led the efforts on the critically-acclaimed Diner Dash: Grilling Green which was available at launch for the Apple iPad.