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  devcom Presents Members of Advisory Board 
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Cologne/Germany, May 18, 2017 | Aruba Events, Koelnmesse and BIU, organizers of the all-new game developer platform event  devcom, today present the advisory board of the conference. devcom will take place for the first time this year during gamescom. Among the board members are hands-on developers, entrepreneurs, corporate officers and creatives from the cultural sector. They cover many areas of industry expertise and will be responsible for the conference programme and speaker selection.  Right now the board is hard at work selecting speakers and building the conference program from about 240 qualified lecture and panel entries. The  devcom advisory board collectively aims to represent a diverse demographic cross-section of the game and digital media community. More members will join over the next months leading up to the event.

The member of the Advisory Board in alphabetical order:

Marco Accordi Rickards, President, Vigamus Academy (Italy)

Don Daglow, CEO, Daglow Entertainment (USA)

Phil Elliott, Director of Community & Indie Development, Square Enix (UK)

Alexander Fernandez, CEO, Streamline Studios (Singapur)

Matt Firor, President, ZeniMax Online Studios (USA)

Benedikt Grindel, Studio Manager, Blue Byte (Germany)

Rami Ismail, Director, Vlambeer (Netherlands)

Senta Jakobsen, CEO, Foxglove Studios (Sweden)

Karoliina Korppoo, Lead Designer, Colossal Order (Finland)

Emmi Kussikko, CMO, Reforged Studios (Finland)

Alen Ladavac, CTO, Croteam (Croatia)

Jörg Müller-Lietzkow, Dekan, University of Paderborn (Germany)

Michal Nowakowski, SVP Business Development, CD Projekt Red (Poland)

Arne Peters, Vice President Strategic Relations,  ESL - Turtle Entertainment (Germany)

Tom Putzki, Wargaming Europe Spokesperson, (Germany)

Johannes Roth, CEO, Mimimi Productions (Germany)

Maria Martina Santoro, Managing Director, Okam Studios (Argentina)

Glen Schofield, CEO, Sledgehammer Games (USA)

Johan Sjoberg, CPO, Paradox Interactive (Sweden)

Tom  van Dam, Head of Mobile Game Development, NetEase (China)

Michael Zillmer, Co-Founder und COO, InnoGames (Germany)

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.

Alexander Fernandez, CEO of Streamline Studios, adds : “ I’m honored to be a member of the advisory board for one of the most exciting games industry events of the year. The sheer diversity of talks, panels, and summits combined with the experience of the board is sure to make devcom a must not miss event!”

New games industry forum  devcom  will take place alongside  gamescom in Cologne for the first time this summer. From August 20 – 24, 2017 (Sunday to Thursday)  devcom  presents a stellar line-up of events including the  devcom  developer conference (Sunday to Monday),  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 monetization ?

Rounding off with indie conference  RESPAWN, the  devcom  program features exciting content delivered in talks, workshops, keynotes and tutorials, across the spectrum of the games industry.

Find out more about  devcom at

Press contact:

Gunnar Lott, Visibility Communications, [email protected]