2020 Speakers

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Albane Français

Liaison officer

SYNTHÈSE Pôle Image Québec

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Alexandre Baril

Partner, Canadian Leader M&A Transaction Services & Corporate Development Officer

Deloitte Canada

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Alexandre Thabet

President

Ludia

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Alexis Lessard

Technical Lead

ManaVoid Entertainment

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Alma Talbot

Associate Development Manager

EA

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Anamaria Musca

Production Manager

Ubisoft Montréal

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Anne-Marie Collins

Wealth Management Account Manager

Desjardins

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Asha Veeraswamy

Founder

Seneca Interactives

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Aurelie LeChevalier

Lead Programmer

Thunder Lotus

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Avery Rueb

Sales Director

Affordance Studio

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Ben Mattes

Studio Head

Rovio Entertainment Corporation - Montréal

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Benjamin Denis

Business Development

Edgegap

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Berkley Egenes

VP of Marketing

Xsolla

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Bertrand Vernizeau

CEO / Investment partner

Game Seer Venture Partners

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Brenda Romero

CEO/Co-founder

Romero Games

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Bronson Zgeb

Senior Content Developer

Unity Technologies

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Carl Thibeault

Artiste Technique

Stadia Games and Entertainment

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Carl-Edwin Michel

Founder/CEO

Northern Arena

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Caroline Boucher

Director, International Mobility

Montréal International

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Cassia Curran

Adviser

WINGS Interactive

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Cassie Nantais

Senior Production Coordinator

Square Enix Montreal

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Chad Comeau

Independent video game designer

Studio Fring Frang (Nova Scotia - Canada)

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Charles-Antoine Richard

Monetization Director

Ubisoft Québec

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Chelsea Blasko

Co-CEO

Iron Galaxy

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Chris Petrovic

SVP and Head of Corporate Strategy, M&A and Business Development

Zynga

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Chris Swan

Publishing & Live Game Director

Unit 2 Games

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Christina Liu

VP Product

AppLovin

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Christopher Chancey

Chief Executive Officer

ManaVoid Entertainment

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Christopher Dragert

Team Lead Programmer, Game Systems

Ubisoft Toronto

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Damian Sommer

Co-founder

GLOAM

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Dan Bernardo

CEO/Game Director

Playtra Games

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Danny Lew

Legal Counsel

EA

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Dany Ayoub

Technical Artist

Unity Technologies

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David Leon

Lince Works

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Dean Zhao

Perfect World Games

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Debbie Bestwick

CEO

Team 17

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Denis Talbot

Host and video games/techno reviewer

Denis Talbot

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Ed Fries

Founder

1Up Ventures

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Emily Greer

CEO/Co-founder

Double Loop Games

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Emily Short

Creative Director

Failbetter Games

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Eric Kucharsky

Director, Business Development –London

Investissement Québec

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Erin Hoffman-John

Creative Lead

Sense of Wonder

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Fabrice Terrier

Advisor – International students

Québec International

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François Devic

Principal tools programmer

Eidos Montréal

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François Savard

President

Fondation des Guardiens virtuels

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Frédéric Sanchez

Consul General

Consulate General of France in Québec City

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Frédérik Perron-Deschênes

Lawyer

BB Immigration

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Gabriel Huot

Video Game Programmer

iLLOGIKA Studios

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Gabriel Ware

Technical Architect

Google

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Gabrielle Bilodeau

Educational Product Designer

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Gemma Stewart

Producer

Ludia

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George Fortin

Head of Strategy and Operations

Haply Robotics

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Gregory Belacel

Advanced Game Designer

WB Games Montreal

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Guha Bala

President

Velan Studios

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Guillaume Lapôtre

Game Security Manager

Ubisoft Montréal

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Guillaume Leroy

Gameplay programmer

GANG de Devs

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Haley Uyrus

Head of Brand Communications

Mediatonic

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James Gwertzman

General Manager of Gaming Cloud

Microsoft

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James McCarthy

Business Development Manager

CMI Canada

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Jamie Sefton

Organizer

GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit

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Jean-Christophe Sandoval

Business Member Service Advisor

Desjardins

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Jean-François Dugas

Product Manager

Square Enix Montréal

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Jean-Philippe Beck

Community Manager

Norsfell

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Jennifer Pierre

User Experience Researcher

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Jenny McBean

Associate Director

Bryter

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Joann Pollard

Global Brand Manager

EA

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John Linden

CEO

Mythical

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Jonathan Abenhaim

Senior Animator

Gameloft / YouTuber (#watchmeanimate)

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Julie Roy

Advisor - International Talent Attraction

Québec International

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Julien Cuny

Portfolio Director

Google

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Julien Laferrière

Producer

Ubisoft

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Julien Lallevé

Software Developer

EA

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Julien Lassonde

National Incentives Leader

PwC Canada

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Kaermack Polewska

Program Coordinator / Teacher / Senior Game Creator

Dawson College

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Karim Mounaim

Business Member Service Advisor

Desjardins

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Kei Hirono

Series Producer of FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS

Square Enix

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Kelsey Hlavaty

User Research Moderator

Ubisoft

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Kéven Boily

Collector

Musée du Jeu Vidéo de Montréal

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Kirk Lakes

Business Development Manager for Stadia Games

Google

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Kite a.k.a Suzanne Kite

Performance and visual artist, composer

Kite Studio

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Kjartan Emilsson

CTO/Co-founder

Mainframe Industries

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Laurène Betard

Marketing Manager

Innoprofits Solution

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Laurent Mercure

Communications Manager

Chainsawesome Games

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Leah Hoyer

Project Lead, Incubation

Bungie

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Liam Flookes

Programmer

Google Stadia

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Lindsey Rostal

Partner

Kowloon Nights

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Liz England

Team Lead Game Designer

Ubisoft Toronto

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Louis-Félix Cauchon

President and Founder

Boréalys

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Louise Bonnamy

User Research Manager

Square Enix Montréal

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Luc Beaulieu

Head of Games, America

Unity Technologies

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Maize Longboat

Game Developer


Maize Longboat

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Manea Castet

Lead Producer

Gameloft Montréal

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Marc Suys

President

Nanomonx inc.

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Marie Roman

Production coordinator

Ubisoft Montréal

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Marilou Loncol Daigneault

Analyst

Telefilm Canada

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Marion Guignolle

Technical Director

Game On

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Marwan Bitar

Partner

Innoprofits Solution

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Mathieu Lavoie

Composer and CEO

Vibe Avenue

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Mathieu Lefort

Director, International Students

Montréal International

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Matteo Picariello

ITALIAN TRADE COMMISSIONER TO CANADA

Italian Trade Agency

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Matthieu Dupont

Studio Manager

Gameloft Montréal

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Mauro Fanelli

VP AND Developer representative & CEO and Creative Director

IIDEA & Mixedbag

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Maxime Pelletier

Head Coach

Académie Esports de Montréal

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Maxime Raynaud

Game Security Programmer

Ubisoft Montréal

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May Ling Tan

Game Designer

Stadia

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Melissa Johns

Coordinator

imagineNATIVE

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Melissa Prophète

Director, Fiscal Measures – Montreal

Investissement Québec

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Michael Cheung

General Partner

Makers Fund

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Michel Gélinas

Partner

Davies

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Nadine Gelly

Executive manager

La Guilde du jeu vidéo du Québec

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Neil Alphonso

Studio Creative Director

Splash Damage

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Nick Mitchell

Vice President of Legal

Wizards of the Coast

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Nicolas Robillard

Founder & Curator

Musée du Jeu vidéo de Montréal

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Nikolas Duval-Gagnon

Project Manager

Innoprofits Solution

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Noeul Kang

User Interface Artist

Ubisoft Montréal

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Odile Prouveur

Host

Freelance

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Olivier Groulx

Graphics Programmer

Google

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Osama Dorias

Lead Game Designer

WB Games Montreal

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Oskar Guilbert

CEO

Dontnod

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Pascal Forget

Journalist / Tech Reporter

Freelance

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Patrick Naud

Head of Studio

Square Enix Montréal

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Paula Neves

Senior Product Manager

Square Enix Montréal

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Pauline Zampolini

Game Community Manager

WB Games Montréal

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Philippe Nadeau

Director - Private Investments

Distinction Capital

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Philippe Valentine

Project Director, Europe - Foreign Investments

Montréal International

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Pierre André Gervais

Conseiller en assurances et rentes collectives

Avec Assurance

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Pierre Moisan

Senior advisor new media

CEIM (Centre d'entreprises et d'innovation de Montréal)

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Pierre-Luc Labbee

President

rhum.hr

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Rebekah Saltsman

CEO/Co-founder

Finji

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Renee Gittins

Executive Director

IGDA

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Richard Henkel

CEO

Odyssey Interactive

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Ritesh Khanna

Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Clipwire Games

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Robin Hunicke

CEO/Co-founder

Funomena

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Sabrina Bouchard

Business Development Director – Foreign Investment,

Québec International

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Sabrina Carmona

Executive Producer

King

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Samuel Gignac

Full time social worker and streamer

La Zone VD

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Samuel Laflamme

Composer

www.samuellaflamme.com

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Sandrine Buannic

Senior Level Designer

iLLOGIKA

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Sarah Esteves

Information agent

L'École des arts numériques, de l'animation et du design (NAD-UQAC)

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Sébastien Croteau

Cofounder of The Monster Factory / Voice Actor

La Fabrique de Monstres / The Monster Factory

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Sebastien Nadeau

Head of technology

Breaking Walls

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Seth Sivak

CEO

Proletariat

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Shawn Young

CEO

Classcraft

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Sidick Bakayoko

Founder

Studio Paradise Game/ festival FEJA in Ivory Coast

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Simon Forget

Freelance

Simon Forget

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Sophie Guindon

Multimedia Project Manager

Bibliothèque nationale de France - Publishing Department

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Stefan Beauchamp-Daniel

Producer

Behaviour Interactive

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Stella Fleury

Advisor, International Talent Attraction

Montréal International

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Stephan Carmignani

Creative Director

Rovio entertainments

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Stéphane Cosentino

National Executive Director, Experimental Segment, CMF Program Administrator

Telefilm Canada

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Stéphanie Bouchard

Senior AI System Designer

Stockholm Syndrome.AI

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Steve Sobel

Global Industry Leader for Media & Entertainment

Databricks

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Suzanne Guèvremont

Executive director

SYNTHÈSE - Pôle Image Québec

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Tanya Kan

Executive Producer and Director

Vivid Foundry

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Teddy Kossoko

Entrepreneur and Founder

Masseka Game

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Thierry Boulanger

CEO and Creative Director

Studio Sabotage (Quebec - Canada)

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Tiphaine Chazeau

Lead Artist

Trébuchet

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Tony Zhu

Senior Project Manager

CMI

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Tülay McNally

Director of Inclusive Design & Product Development

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Veronica Glémaud

Senior Project Director - Americas

Investissement Québec

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Véronique Bouffard

Community Developer

Ubisoft

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Walid Sultan Midani

Founder and CEO

Digital Mania (Tunisia)