Friday, November 21, 2014

WiW UK is proud to host "women in Gaming" event sponsored by Gamesys

Women in Wireless are pleased to invite you to Women in Gaming.


There has been a paradigm shift in both game creation and distribution in the mobile gaming industry - women are now consistently beating men on app loyalty, time in app and money spent. This event will delve into the successful careers of women in mobile gaming and where they think the market is heading.


Join us on 26th November to discover business insights and best practices as we explore the range of exciting opportunities that are opening up in this ever-evolving industry.


Our panel members include:

Jude Ower - Founder and CEO of PlayMob
Voted One to Watch in 2015 at the Talent Unleashed Awards judged by Sir Richard Branson and leaders in tech, voted top 100 women in Tech in Europe, Growing Business 'Young Gun' 2012, and Shortlisted on Red's Hot Women Awards 2012 and runner up Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2012. Built Playmob up to be winner of Best Start Up 2012 Launch Conference, BBAA Social Investment of the Year 2013 and Digital Leader SME 2014.


BAFTA games judge, member of UKIE (UK Interactive Entertainment), and speaker at various events such as Institute of Directors, MADE Festival, SXSW, Women in Games, Browser Games Forum, Games for Brands, London Games Conference, Social Games Summit and Tech@State. Also a Titan for Doug Richards School for Creative Startups.”


Anna Marsh - Design Director Tickity Boom Games

A game designer for over 15 years, Anna Marsh got her first job as a level designer for Sony Psygnosis’s Camden Studio. Since then, she’s worked for Acclaim, SCi/Eidos (where she was executive designer on Tomb Raider Anniversary and Underworld), and Creative Assembly, as well as freelance for clients large and small. In addition to being executive designer on Tomb Raider Anniversary and Underworld.


Anna started her own indie game company Lady Shotgun after becoming a parent and needing flexible working hours to fit around childcare arrangements, and has just formed new start up Tickity Boom making mobile game with a focus on adult female tablet gamers.


Victoria Pavlova -  Co-Founder of Lextre (the makers of The Perfect Shift game) 

Victoria Pavlova is a successful entrepreneur and marketing expert with more than 15 years of experience working in the global gaming, e-commerce and consumer sectors.

She is the Co-Founder of several businesses including mobile gaming company Lextre, the makers of the Perfect Shift drag racing mobile game. Prior to this, she was Global Marketing Director at gaming and entertainment company ZeptoLab. Here, she built up the marketing team from scratch and led global launches for games including Cut the Rope 2 and Cut the Rope: Time Travel, which saw the hit franchise reach 500 million downloads around the world. In her role at ZeptoLab, she was also responsible for securing high profile partnership and licensing agreements with the biggest retail, consumer and digital brands including Activision, ITV, and McDonald’s, helping to bring the character Om Nom into stores and the homes of happy fans.

She has a very international outlook and spends her time working between London and Moscow. She actively encourages entrepreneurship and business skills in the community, and lectures students at the Start Up Academy in Skolkovo on how to turn startups into global brands.

Tickets are free but registration is essential, numbers are limited. So don't delay . . . register NOW!

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/women-in-gaming-tickets-14286811237

Join us at 6.45 for a prompt 7.15 start!

Look forward to seeing you all.

The evening is kindly supported and hosted by Gamesys.

Gamesys are on a mission to become the world’s most entertaining online gaming company. It all started with Jackpotjoy but along the way they have grown into the award-winning team of designers, developers and operators behind some of the leading gaming sites and apps including Virgin Games, Sun Bingo, and Caesar’s Casino. But, they haven’t stopped there... they are also behind Bingo Lane, Jackpotjoy Slots and other great free-to-play games.

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