Competition Finals Judges for Vortex 2009
Vortex is proud to announce that the following industry leaders will take part in this year’s finals jury panel:
Rita Davies, Executive Director of Culture, City of Toronto
Blake Lewin, VP Media & Entertainment Platforms, Turner Broadcasting Systems. Founder of GameTap
Yannis Mallat, CEO, Ubisoft Montreal & Ubisoft Toronto
Kevin O’Leary, Entrepreneur and star of CBC’s Dragons’ Den and ABC’s Shark Tank
Marc Saltzman, Hi-Tech Journalist, Media Personality
Keynote Speakers for Vortex 2009
Speakers for Vortex 2009
Trevor Fencott, Chief Executive Officer, Bedlam Games
Alex Farrell, Relationship Manager, RBC Media & Entertainment
Kim Gibson, Industry Initiatives Consultant, Interactive Digital Media, Ontario Media Development Corporation
Vikas Gupta, President & CEO, Transgaming Inc.
Donald Henderson, Studio General Manager & COO, Bedlam Games Inc.
Jason MacIsaac, Executive Editor, Elecplay.com
Rob Sands, Owner, RGS Media
Andrea Sheffer, Executive Director Bell Broadcast & New Media Fund
Heather Steele, Vice President, High Road Communications
Monica Szenteszky, Team Leader, Tax Credits and Financing Program, Ontario Media Development Corporation
David Woolford, Partner, Miller Thompson LLP.
Jason Azevedo, Transgaming Technologies
Ameet Shah, VP Sales & Business Development, Five Mobile
Amber MacArthur, Technology Journalist
Nathan Vella, Co-founder & President, Capybara Games
Josh Druckman, CEO, Dark Matter Entertainment
Damian Wojcichowsky, CFA, Associate, Technology Research, RESEARCH CAPITAL CORPORATION
Thomas Lin, Product Development, TELUS Mobility
Paul Hoffert, Fine Arts Professor, York University
Keith Makse, President, Cerebral Vortex Games
Jonathan Freedman, Manager of Advertising Platforms, Rogers Communications Inc.
Rob Balahura, Director of Social Platforms, Electronic Arts Inc.
Kristian Clarke, Executive Director, CARFAC (Canadian Artists’ Representation/le Front des artistes canadiens)
Rock Jethwa, User Experience Strategist
David Waisglass, Digital Sugar Media
Justin Kwok, Game Designer, Other Ocean Interactive
Jean – Paul Amore, Game Development, Game Design, Advanced Digital Design
School of Design, George Brown College