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GameON: Finance 2.0

A speaker line-up for next week's Toronto shindig.

October 23, 2008 (Toronto) – Industry leaders will take the stage at GameON: Finance 2.0 and the Ontario Game Summit on October 28th and 29th in Toronto.


• David Edery, Worldwide Games Portfolio Planner, XBLA, Microsoft and author of Changing the Game: How Video Games are Transforming the Business World

• Jason Della Rocca, Executive Director of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA)

• Tom Sweeney, Co-Founder Garage Technology Ventures Canada

• Shiraz Akmal, Managing Director, GCube Ventures

• Warren Currell, President, Sherpa Games

• Sean Kauppinen, Founder & CEO, International Digital Entertainment Agency

• Marc Jackson, Managing Partner, Video Game Finance

Full bios can be found at


GameON: Finance 2.0 is an investment forum for the interactive games industry which will connect game developers, innovators, investors and industry leaders. Over the course of a day in downtown Toronto, case-studies and panel sessions will provide insight on the diverse prospects for growth within the dynamic economic, creative and technological landscape of games.

The Ontario Game Summit - Ontario is positioned to become a leading global player in the rapidly growing digital game industry. The Ontario Game Summit will bring together Ontario’s digital game stakeholders – industry leaders, training institutions, public sector agencies and policy makers – to discuss emerging opportunities, strategies, industry growth, and Ontario’s place on the world stage.

WHEN: October 28th & 29th 2008

WHERE: 1 King West, Toronto, Ontario

To register for the event:

Press passes:

More information and full event schedules:


About Interactive Ontario (IO)

IO is a not-for-profit industry trade organization committed to the growth of the Ontario interactive digital content industry. To this end IO is an industry advocate within Ontario and nationally as a founding member of the Canadian Interactive Alliance /Alliance interactive canadienne (CIAIC).

For questions, or to set up interviews with speakers, contact:

Danielle Engels

Interactive Ontario

416 516 0077 x224

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