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GameON: Finance 2009

Ubisoft's Yannis Mallat to speak in Toronto later this month.

For Immediate Release

October 14th, 2009 (Toronto) – Interactive Ontario (IO) today announced Yannis Mallat, Ubisoft Montreal CEO, and CEO of the recently announced Ubisoft Toronto studio, will be a keynote speaker at GameON: Finance 2009, happening on October 27 and 28 in Toronto.

Yannis Mallat has been CEO of Ubisoft Montreal since March 2006, and is still involved in the production of every game developed at the studio. In July 2006, the Official PlayStation Magazine (US edition) named Mallat as one of the 20 most influential personalities of the international video game industry. Mallat has worked on an extensive list of titles, including Assassins’ Creed, the multi-million selling trilogy of the Sands of Time (Prince of Persia The Two Thrones, Prince of Persia Warrior Within, Prince of Persia The Sands of Time) as well as Rayman Advance.

More speakers appearing at GameON: Finance 2009:

• Dan Connors (U.S.) CEO, Telltale Games

• Ping Li (U.S.), General Partner, Accel Partners

• Jon Mak (CAN) President, Queasy Games

• Shawn Bailey (CAN/AUS), Director, Chocolate Liberation Front

• Wade Tinney (U.S), Partner/Game Designer/Producer, Large Animal

• Hong-Yee Wong (CAN), CEO, IUGO Mobile Entertainment

• Greg Short (U.S.) Executive Director, Electronic Entertainment Design and Research (EEDAR)

A full speaker list and complete bios can be found at <> . Tickets are still available.

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About GameON: Finance (

GameON: Finance is an investment forum for the interactive games industry that connects game developers, innovators, investors and industry leaders. Over the course of two days in downtown Toronto, presentations, case studies and panel sessions will provide insight on the diverse prospects for growth within the dynamic economic, creative and technological landscape of video games.

About Interactive Ontario (

Interactive Ontario (IO) is a not-for-profit industry trade organization committed to the growth of the Ontario interactive digital content industry. Representing over 200 member-companies IO is an industry advocate within Ontario and nationally as a founding member of the Canadian Interactive Alliance /Alliance interactive canadienne (CIAIC).


For more information:

Danielle Engels

Director of Communications

Interactive Ontario (io)

99 Atlantic Ave., Suite 411

Toronto, ON M6K 3J8

T: 416.516.0077 x224

F: 416.840.0512



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