Valve's Gabe Newell is to keynote the D.I.C.E. Summit, taking place February 17 – 20 in Las Vegas.
Other executives for the event already confirmed include EA's John Riccitiello, Acclaims' David Perry and Jun Takeuchi of Capcom.
"Gabe Newell and Valve have become a force for innovation in gaming over the past a decade, creating some of the best-selling games of all time and a ground-breaking platform for PC entertainment," commented Joseph Olin, president of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences.
"His perspective and vision of the games industry are a welcome addition to this year’s D.I.C.E. Summit, and will greatly contribute to the high-profile line-up."