Contents and Schedule

Game Executive combines lectures and workshops from top level professors with company visits and talks from experts in the gaming industry. It offers a 360 learning environment in which participants develop the necessary skills and knowledge for managing and building a successful business, not just games.

October 18-25, 2017

Key Program Faculty

Teemu Malmi, Professor, Aalto University
Shailendra Vyakarnam, Director, Bettany Centre for Entrepreneurship, Cranfield University
Riitta Lumme-Tuomala, Director and Coach, Aalto University Executive Education
Peter Zackariasson, Associate Professor, University of Gothenburg
Fabian Sepulveda, Senior Lecturer, Aalto University
William Cardwell, Lecturer, Aalto University
Tero Kuittinen, Chief Strategist, Kuu Hubb Oy
Tomi Huttula, Electronic Arts

Guest Speakers at Gamex Executive 2016

KooPee Hiltunen, NeoGames, Topic: Education & Game Industry in Finland
Jyri Partanen, Remote Control Productions/IGDA Finland, Topic: Publishing
Tomi Huttula, Electronic Arts, Topic: Product Management in Game Companies
Lasse Seppänen, Playraven, Topic: Why strategy matters?
Petri Lehmuskoski, Gorilla Ventures, Topic: Traditional Business Models in Games
Wilhelm Taht, Rovio, Topic: Business Development / Media in Games
Ville Heijari, Rovio, Topic: User Acquisition & Monetization
Kalle Kaivola, Next Games, Topic: Licensing
Mike Bradshaw, Startup Sauna, Topic: The Fundamentals of Pitching
Aape Pohjavirta, Funzi, Topic: Storytelling in Pitching
Juha Matikainen, Stealth Mode Startup, Topic: Financial Modeling in a Game company
Joakim Achren, Next Games, Topic: Game Analytics
Saara Bergström, Next Games, Topic: Mobile Game Marketing
Teemu Haila, Playraven, Topic: Soft Launch / Monetization
Jaan Tuominen, Fondia, Topic: Legal Roadmap of a Game Company
Mikael Leinonen, MyGamez, Topic: Entering Asian Markets - China
Janne Saarikko,, Topic: Creator of Firsts (Strategy & Marketing)
Ville Vesterinen, Reaktor Ventures, Topic: Investments in Games
Oskari Kettunen,Reaktor Ventures, Topic: Investments in Games
Petteri Rapo, Alder & Sound, Topic: The Dark Side of Financial Modelling
Marjo Kuosmanen,Rovio, Topic: Retaining Talent / HR Panel
Liisa Lähteenaho, Umbra 3D, Topic: Talent Management / HR Panel
Arja Martikainen, Barona / Games Jobs Finland, Topic: Roadmap of Game HR / HR Panel
Anu Tukeva, Housemarque, Topic: Hiring the right talent / HR Panel
Teemu Huuhtanen, Next Games