The Future Of Games – Kaye Elling

Kaye Elling (@k_0); with over twelve years of games industry experience, working as an artist, Lead Artist and Art Manager for Infogrames, Sony, Acclaim & Blitz Games.

Her title history includes diverse titles such as GTA2 (Take 2), the Premier Manager series (Gremlin), Colony Wars: Red Sun (Sony), Formula 1 (Sony) and most recently the Bratz series (THQ) and The Encleverment Experiment (Blitz), with experience in computer game development for the PS1, PS2, Dreamcast, GameCube, Xbox, Xbox360 consoles, the PC and the Wii. Continue reading

Democracy PR – Jennifer O’Grady

Jennifer O'gradyJennifer O’Grady (@jenniferogrady) has been at the forefront of the PR scene in Manchester, scooping up awards for great work in PR, events and marketing.

In 2008, she launched Democracy PR, a new agency created to blend traditional PR skills with social media opportunities. Their approach delivers clients creative, reputation making campaigns that embrace the power of a brand’s democracy to deliver accountable results.

She speaks on how to use PR skills to manage your own personal profile online, offers practical tips on how to protect yourself against risk and showcases some examples of those who get it right (and those who get it spectacularly wrong).

SeedCamp – Reshma Sohoni

Reshma SohoniReshma Sohoni (@rsohoni) runs Seedcamp on a day-to-day basis as its CEO.

She joined Seedcamp from the venture team at 3i. Prior to 3i, Reshma spent over 3 years at Vodafone in their Commercial Strategy team, working across the Europe and Japan footprints in marketing strategy and pricing functions.

Reshma started her career in the US in investment banking (Broadview) and venture capital (Softbank).