Jamie King got involved with making video games in 1996 and a year later co-founded Rockstar Games, the company behind the Grand Theft Auto series. Since then, he has shifted his focus to mobile games, UI/UX, monetization, social web design and digital marketing. Using the banner JAMIE INC., he currently contracts with a number of companies including Kiwi Inc, SA Studios Global, Soul & Vibe, Lone Signal and Beyond Gaming. Jamie regularly collaborates on digital projects that push the boundaries with innovative product design and outstanding execution.
Jen Begeal is a Digital Content Strategist with several years of experience telling branded stories across multiple platforms. She is the CEO and founder of JLB Hart Media, whose mission is to build personal connections between brands and their audiences.
Jen has worked with national and local television networks such as Current TV and Verizon Fios 1 as a digital content producer and strategist. She has also produced new media initiatives for several large scale, cross-platform projects. Jen has spoken at a number of conference across the country and has been published as a featured writer for the Tribeca Film Institute, the Huffington Post and is a regular contributor for the Transmedia Coalition.
Michael Roderick began his career in education and entertainment working first as a Highschool English Teacher. His next venture was producing Off Broadway and then on Broadway, which led to Michael starting an arts incubator program to teach more artists about building and growing their own businesses. Michael was frequently approached with the question, "How did you go from being a highschool English Teacher to a Broadway producer in under two years?" so he decided to develop a workshop on networking which eventually grew into a full time consulting practice. Michael took a short break to work as the V.P. of Operations and as a Director of Business Development for an NYC Ed. Tech Startup which introduced him to the New York Startup community. Most recently, Michael founded The Connecting Connectors Conference (ConnectorCon) and continues to run his consulting company Small Pond Enterprises LLC, which focuses on helping businesses grow by leveraging their networks.
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