Robert Tercek Set to Deliver Keynote Address at GDC Mobile 2007
Day Two Examines the Evolution of the Mobile Gaming Phenomenon
CMP's Game Group today announced Robert Tercek, co-founder of PeopleJam and a leading figure in the mobile games industry, will deliver a keynote address at GDC Mobile on the second day of the conference.
Tercek's address titled, "The First Decade of Mobile Games," will trace the major milestones in the evolution of this nascent medium, and provide examples of the games that signify the turning points, breakthroughs, and pitfalls of the last decade. He will also share an analysis of the trends that will herald a major shift in the future of the mobile games entertainment sector. GDC Mobile is taking place March 5 - 6 at the Moscone Convention Center North in San Francisco.
"We are honored to have Robert Tercek, a well-respected industry expert and mobile games visionary, keynote our sixth annual conference," said Jamil Moledina, executive director, Game Developers Conference. "The mobile games sector has vast business opportunities for developers and publishers, and Tercek is best positioned to dissect learnings of the past to drive the market forward."
Robert Tercek is the founding chairman of GDC Mobile since its inception in 2002. He has been a senior executive in the games industry since 1993 and has served as an advisor to the Game Developers Conference since 1998. He played an instrumental role in the worldwide growth of two groundbreaking mobile companies, PacketVideo Corporation and Mforma Group, before co-founding PeopleJam in 2006. Tercek supervised the creation of content services on several platforms, including the first Java-based multiplayer games on the web and the world's first wireless video deployments.
He is currently on the faculty of the University of Southern California's School of Cinema & Television.
In addition to more than 50 sessions, attendees have the opportunity to participate in the Mobile Game Innovation Hunt, a much-anticipated highlight of the conference. The competition gives developers and publishers the opportunity to pitch their most innovative game to a panel of expert judges and the audience for a chance to win unique prizes. Submissions are now being accepted through Feb. 2. This hour-long session will immediately be followed by the GDC Mobile Networking Reception on Monday, March 5, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
The speaker line-up, session descriptions, and registration are available online at www.gdcmobile.com
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