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At a Glance Schedule  |  Virtual Goods Schedule  |  Game, Toy and Tech Schedule

Session

9:00 - 10:00 am -  September 22, 1010 in Game, Toy and Tech
Keynote Interview:  Toys Games and Tech
Traditional business models are being turned inside out and industries are colliding. It is not good enough to simply follow "traditional" business and product strategies. This unique keynote interview brings together three individuals who are at the forefront of their respective industries: toys, video games and silicon valley. Please join us for a candid discussion that will span the evolution of markets in the age of the smartphones, social networks and the digital consumer.

- Carter Keithley, President, Toy Industry Association
- Joseph Olin, President, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences
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Timothy Chang, Principal, Norwest Venture Partners
- Interviewer:  Chris Kohler, Editor of Game|Life, Wired.com

Speaker

Timothy Chang
Principal
Norwest Venture Partners

Tim brings a combination of operational, technical and international business experience to Norwest Venture Partners. Tim focuses on investments in mobile, gaming, digital media, and also leads NVP's investment practice in China and Asia-Pacific. Tim led NVP's investments in and joined the boards of directors of ngmoco, Lumos Labs, Brite Semiconductor and 3jam. He also led NVP's investment in Playdom, a leader in social gaming, and PCH International, a turnkey global supply chain services firm based in Shenzhen. Tim is a board observer working closely with Borqs, deCarta, Double Fusion and Veveo.

Prior to joining NVP in 2006, Tim was a principal at Gabriel Venture Partners where he was actively involved in over a dozen wireless-related deals and led Gabriel's investments in Iridigm Display Corporation (acquired by Qualcomm), Sequoia Communications, Sandbridge, and Kajeet. He also contributed to the boards of Placeware (acquired by Microsoft) and Arula Systems (acquired by Raritan), TestQuest, NextG Networks, and IPWireless. Tim built Gabriel's wireless sector practice and helped establish business development capabilities through strong, strategic relationships across the wireless value chain, particularly in Asia-Pacific.


 

 

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