EA's Katherine de Leon Superstar Session to open Indie track at PG Connects San Francisco 2018

Zynga, Super Evil, Skillz, 231 Play, MoPub, Liftoff and more also confirmed for May 14th to 15th conference

EA's Katherine de Leon Superstar Session to open Indie track at PG Connects San Francisco 2018

Yeeha! There's just under a month before our third Pocket Gamer Connects San Francisco conference on May 14th to 15th. We'll once again bring together an unmissable cross section of the industry to learn, meet, and do mighty business.

Galloping into the last month before the event typically means we're about to unveil our programme, but hold your horses – there are still a few highlights to flag ahead of the full agenda reveal.

We're delighted to confirm Katherine de Léon, VP and Group General Manager at Electronic Arts, formerly Zynga GM, will share her considerable experience in discussion with our very own Oscar Clark in a Superstar Session set to kick off the Indie Strategies track on Day 2.

It's another exciting entry in a series of announcements that have included High Fidelity and Niantic keynotes from a speaker line-up that delivers insight into everything from influencer marketing and company culture to development tips and the all-important monetisation. The latest to join the fun include:

  • Matthias Hoechsmann, 231 Play
  • Tanya Laird, Digital Jam
  • Thomas Wu, Fable Labs
  • Robert May, HyprMX
  • Natalie Griffith, Identity Spark
  • Mark Ellis, Liftoff
  • Boris Logvinskiy, MoPub
  • Ben Watley, Super Evil Megacorp
  • Cynthia Du, Synative
  • Sen Sun, Zynga

And we're not entirely done with the new names – watch this space...

For now, we'll go back to putting the finishing touches on the conference programme, which as ever also includes a whole ranch-load of networking options, be it matchmaking sessions, pitching events, our free, unlimited meeting system, evening entertainment or more. (You don't have to wait for the official full unveil, by the way – an overview schedule rundown is already live.)

Can you afford not to be there? Then grab a Mid Term ticket before they run out this week (and remember that as a reader you can action a further 10 per cent discount by applying code PGBIZ10).

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With three boys under the age of 12, former Edge editor Joao has given up his dream of making it to F1 and instead spends his weekends transforming his living room floor into a venue for hosting increasingly complex Scalextric tracks. When in work mode, he looks after the production (aka the behind-the-scenes magic) of Steel Media's series of conferences.