Wargaming has announced the initial list of keynote speakers who will be converging on Kyiv in two weeks to create, craft, communicate and collaborate at the 4C conference. This international networking event, organized and held by Wargaming, kicks off September 23 and runs for two days, covering a wide array of topics ranging from technology and game design to data analysis and marketing.
Over 50 prominent experts and leaders from Europe and the U.S.A. will take the stage to share road-tested insights. Featured among speakers are Chet Faliszek, a writer who has worked on Left 4 Dead and other games from Valve, Chris Taylor, general manager and creative director at Wargaming Seattle, Sólfar Studios co-founder and creative director Reynir Hardarson, 2K Games creative director Eric Simonich and Electronic Arts (Russia) general manager Tony Watkins.
“I really think we have put together a very strong and unique program for 4C: Kyiv. Never before have we had quite this caliber of a line-up in any games industry event in the region,” said Jay Ranki, Development Director at Wargaming Development HQ and Head of the 4C:Kyiv Program Committee. “4C's focus is on the future of our industry; there is a strong theme around VR, AR and eSports in the program. We have Chet Faliszek from Valve, Reynir Hardarson, the creator of Eve Online, Josh Naylor from Unity, and many others talking about VR from their perspective. The interactive workshops run by Indigo are something you usually don't have access to unless you are part of some expensive executive training program in a big company. Make sure you take advantage of this opportunity to attend them!”
The conference will feature four sections:
- People & Production (for managers and leaders in general)
- Technology & Design (Art, Development, Design, UX, and more)
- Business & Data (everything you need to know about the business component of product operations)
- Future & Disruption (the future of video games and new horizons)
If you are a looking to forge a career in video games or are already doing it, 4C: Kyiv will bring you real life examples on how to succeed in the industry, plus advice on how to navigate the roadblocks, build and manage successful teams, and take on opportunities that modern technology provides. The conference also provides an exceptional opportunity to connect and network with internationally reputed industry experts, who all share a passion for video games.
Head to 4C’s website to catch up on the full list of experts who’ll take to the stage at the event. Stay tuned for speakers who have yet to be revealed, and a special surprise that Wargaming has prepared for all attendees.
This event is organized in partnership with iForum—the biggest IT conference in the CIS.
About 4C: Kyiv
4C: Kyiv is a conference for those who drive change, not just adjust to it. Listed among participants and speakers are world leading video game specialists and experts. Our goal with this event is to create a meeting place for the most innovative and aspiring developers from across the globe. We won’t be talking about the state of the industry today—we’ll be discussing what the industry will be like in 5—or even 10—years.
4C’s motto is “Create. Craft. Communicate. Collaborate.” “Create” and “Craft” means we’re looking for people who, at their core, are passionate about building unforgettable experiences. This is tied to together with “Communicate”, because we know that projects live and breathe on being able to articulate ideas and guide others in realizing a vision together. When you “Collaborate”, pooling best practices, we can transform an idea into something that stands the test of time and influences the market for years to come.
Official website: http://conf4c.com/
Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher and one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO market. Founded as a privately held company in 1998, Wargaming has shipped more than 15 titles. Currently, Wargaming is focused on its team-based MMO war series dedicated to the mid-20th century warfare that will include the armored World of Tanks, the flight combat World of Warplanes, and the naval World of Warships. The three intertwined titles will form a common gaming universe integrated within the portal www.wargaming.net.
As part of its multiplatform line-up, the company has introduced World of Tanks on Xbox and World of Tanks Blitz on mobile and tablet. Launched in 2014 and 2015, World of Tanks on Xbox introduced epic tank-on-tank battles to console gamers and offers the first cross-platform gaming experience between Xbox 360 and Xbox One. In 2015, Wargaming announced World of Tanks for Sony’s PlayStation®4, continuing its console campaign. The mobile MMO game World of Tanks Blitz has opened up Wargaming’s trademark team-based military IP to smartphone and tablet users worldwide.