San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
1 Join us December 4th as we welcome Paul Bettner, Creator of Words with Friends. Paul has been creating interactive entertainment for 20 years. At Microsoft Game Studios Paul helped create the blockbuster hits, Halo Wars and Age of Empires. In 2008, Paul and his brother David left Microsoft and founded Newtoy Inc., created the smash hit Words with Friends, and changed mobile social gaming forever. In December 2010, Newtoy joined forces with Zynga and the studio became Zynga with Friends. Paul led the With Friends studio as Vice President and General Manager until recently, but has moved on to pursue other passions and personal goals over the next year. He lives in McKinney, TX with his beautiful wife, Katy and two ridiculously adorable children. This event is cohosted with dallasdigitalsummit.com. 700 people are registered for this sold out 2 day event. Grinders can get in free at 7:30pm and Lee and Paul go on at 8pm.
7:30 - Networking and Pizza
8:00 - Fireside Chat
9:00 - Networking
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Lee Blaylock - Director of Startup Grind Dallas
Lee Blaylock is the founder and CEO of Who@. Starting his career at Dell (badge #244) for 7 years he was their 2nd ex-pat and worked two years in Dell Germany then to Oracle, where he left as a practice director in the high technology consulting group. His first company, ServiceLane, was funded by Austin Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank and sold to Owens Corning (NYSE: OC). He later co-founded Annandale Capital, an investment advisor managing ~$500 million in institutional and private client assets. Who@ is a mobile centric app helping professionals, and the companies they work, for maximize the value of their relationships in a unique and private way. Who@ improves the way companies leverage their most valuable asset, their relationships. See more at www.whoat.net.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Twitter: @leeblaylock
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