Anssi Vanjoki, Executive Vice President, Nokia, To Present Keynote Address At CMP's GDC Mobile 2008
Monday, 14th January 2008 at 9:49 am
Vanjoki to Explore Nokia's Move into the Mobile Services Market and the Company's Plans for Succeeding in Connecting People Through Play
SAN FRANCISCO– Jan. 11, 2008– Anssi Vanjoki, Executive Vice President of Nokia’s Markets division, will delve into how mobile games are playing a key role in the company’s move into the services market in a keynote address at this year’s Game Developers Conference Mobile (GDC Mobile), being held February 18-19 in San Francisco. Titled“Play with Anybody Everywhere– Context, the New Paradigm for Game Play,” Vanjoki’s keynote will address how Nokia’s N-Gage made-for-mobile games service brings value for the games industry and how the company plans to accomplish connecting people through play. With an installed base of millions of N-Gage compatible Nokia devices, mobile games play a strategic role in the company’s growth in the service market.
“Bringing people together on a common platform works for the PC, consoles, and the web browser, and Nokia is well-positioned to bring a similar level of platform ubiquity to mobile games,” said Jamil Moledina, executive director, Game Developers Conference.“Giving developers the chance to create community experiences on any device is a key goal of the GDC overall, and so we are pleased to host Vanjoki’s vision for empowering our attendees.”
As executive vice president of Nokia’s newly formed Markets unit, Vanjoki is responsible for sales, marketing, manufacturing and logistics of all Nokia products and services. Vanjoki has held several senior executive positions throughout his distinguished career with the company, including serving as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the company’s Multimedia division, with overall responsibility for the Nokia Nseries multimedia computer device fleet and Nokia services. Vanjoki is a member of the Nokia Group Executive Board, a position he’s held since 1998.
GDC Mobile 2008 will provide mobile game developers from around the globe the opportunity to debate the future of the medium with executives from leading mobile network operators, advanced technology providers, handset manufacturers, and major console game publishers. Held in conjunction with the Game Developers Conference, GDC Mobile 2008 will offer in-depth technical and business oriented mobile game development sessions supported by research and market analysis for every region in the world.
The full lineup of speakers and sessions can be found at www.gdcmobile.com.
About the Game Developers Conference ( www.gdconf.com)
The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the world’s largest professionals-only game industry event. Presented every spring in San Francisco, it is the essential forum for learning, inspiration, and networking for the creators of computer, console, handheld, mobile, and online games. The GDC attracts over 16,000 attendees, and is the primary forum where programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision-makers and others involved in the development of interactive games gather to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry. The GDC is produced by the CMP Game Group, a division of CMP.
About CMP ( www.cmp.com)
CMP ( http://www.cmp.com) is a media and marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. With the leading online, event and print brands in all technology market categories, and with services and tools that reach beyond traditional advertising, CMP shapes and influences the technology industry worldwide. CMP publishes highly respected media brands such as TechWeb, InformationWeek, ChannelWeb, CRN, EE Times and TechOnline; produces major industry events such as Interop, Web 2.0 Expo, XChange, Game Developers Conference and the Embedded Systems Conferences; and provides business information and marketing services such as the International Customer Management Institute, Semiconductor Insights and Second Life consulting for technology marketers. CMP is a subsidiary of United Business Media ( http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion. For more CMP news, go to cmp.com/news.
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