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Advisory board appointed for GDC Mobile conference

Session and panel content set by mobile industry leaders

Forming part of the annual Game Developers Conference in San Jose, a new advisory board has been assembled to decide the content and discussion topics for the forthcoming 2006 GDC Mobile conference in March.

The comprehensive list of leading wireless industry executives making up the board includes Floodgate Entertainment's Matthew Bellows, Robin Chan of Verizon Wireless, David Collier of Pikkle KK, Sprint Nextel's Jason Ford, Tim Harrison of Vodafone Group, Jani Karlsson of Nokia, Kyu C. Lee of Gamevil, Chris Melissinos of Sun Microsystems, Mark Ollila of Telcogames, Jyri Ranki of Sumea/Digital Chocolate, Mike Yuen of Qualcomm, Robert Tercek of Venture Intellect and Lincoln Wallen of Electronic Arts.

Jamil Moledina, GDC conference director, commented: "We brought together mobile industry heavyweights to inform this year's GDC Mobile program, and elevate the level of discussion about games and mobile entertainment. We've asked experts from Asia, Europe, and the Americas to analyze the key issues surrounding mobile gaming so we can unravel what's next for the global mobile game industry."

Covering a vast range of diverse topics relevant to the rapidly developing mobile industry, the GDC Mobile event will feature more than 40 sessions, panel discussions, lectures, presentations and information tracks, including porting issues, 3D development, licensing, and distribution, amongst many more. The expo forms part of the Game Developers Conference, which focuses more on the traditional videogames industry and is scheduled to run from 20th- 24th March 2006 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California. GDC Mobile will span two days, beginning on the 20th March.

Registration for the event, in addition to further details on the topic tracks, speakers and expo attendees can be found by visiting the official GDC website.

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