Discovering a New Business Prospect for Our Young Generation: The Business Case for Video Game Development in Hong Kong |
Wednesday, August 29, 2012|
6:30pm - 8:30pm |
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, 1301 Kinwick Centre, 32 Hollywood Road, Central |
|About the Topic:|
The art and science of video game design and development
is a mature industry that offers significant opportunities for Hong Kong youth, entrepreneurs and investors.
Because of the availability of global infrastructure
and standards, it is not just play for fun anymore, video games is an industry larger than Hollywood. The industry is an ecosystem that involves multiple disciplines, infrastructure, and business models that facilitate value creation from Hong Kong for
the global marketplace.
Dr. Rueda will introduce the medium of the video game from a business case perspective and as an academic subject leading to viable careers. He will provide
an overview of the industry, history, key figures and drivers, government strategic initiatives from around the world, and case studies.
The talk is aimed at investors, entrepreneurs,
parents, and youth.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Rueda is a Professor of Interactive Design and Game Development at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Hong Kong. He has over 18 years of experience in R&D and commercialization, particularly in interactive and data networking products and services.
As an entrepreneur and scientist he focuses on technology applications and venture development in the communications, media and entertainment industries. He was chief
executive producer for the Hong Kong teams that worked on Indiana Jones, High School Musical, Power Rangers, MySims Racing, and other console, online, and mobile.
served on the Board of Canada's Advanced Networking Organization for Research Industry & Education, the Ensis Investment Venture Capital Fund Advisory Committee, International Standards Organization Technical Committee for Nano Technology, and other listed
and private companies and not-for-profit organizations.
Jose was the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce′s Director of the Year 2005, and nominated as one of Canada's
Top 40 Under 40. For 8 years, he was Director of Data Networking, Operations & Research at the TRLabs in Canada, a consortium of industry, university and government. He has specialized in video games over the last few years and has mentored over 200
designers and developers, many of them with successful private practices.
He holds a PhD (1996) & MSc in electrical & computer engineering, MBA, registered
Professional Engineer (Canada); over 70 publications & patents, including contributions to the Wiley Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He has served as a Judge at the Stuart Clark International MBA Competition and various other
entrepreneurship competitions. He has also held academic appointments in other design and engineering institutions in Hong Kong and Canada and has spoken around the world.
for members |
HK$250 for non-members
The Canadian Chamber
of Commerce in
Suite 1301 Kinwick Center
32 Hollywood Road
Central, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2110 8700
Fax: (852) 2110 8701