Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sponsor Profile: Tech Alliance

Tech Alliance are a company aimed to empower London and Southwestern Ontario's technology sector. They prepare today's entrepreneurs to launch new ventures, provide education and networking opportunities to accelerate business growth for small-to-medium enterprises, and serve over 150 members as advocates for Southwestern Ontario's thriving technology, life-sciences, and advanced manufacturing companies. Working in conjunction with the prestigious Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, Tech Alliance offers a host of innovative programs to get local minds both informed and motivated, including in depth entrepreneurial workshops, their Speaker Series of seminars, their Breakfast Club, and their annual 60 second pitch contest. Tech Alliance represents an invaluable resource to furthering the growth of digital media locally and we are elated to have them participate in this years DIG Conference! Pin It

Monday, November 15, 2010

Speaker Profile: Vikas Gupta

Vikas Gupta is the CEO and President of TransGaming Technologies. Vikas leads TransGaming's strategic endeavours and has negotiated some of the company's most strategic agreements with customers such as Electronic Arts, Activision, Turner Broadcasting, Ubisoft. TransGaming Inc. is a leader in the development of unique software products that facilitate the deployment and distribution of games across multiple platforms. 

TransGaming's continued success is fueled by: Cider, a product that enables PC games on the exploding Mac market; Cedega, a product that enables PC games for the Linux market; GameTree, TransGaming's comprehensive suite of Mac gaming products and services for retail and online game releases; SwiftShader, a proprietary ultra high-speed software 3D rendering product which exploits the move to multi-core CPUs and the convergence of CPU and GPU technologies; TransGaming's Development Studio, creating original video game content. 

TransGaming's customers include some of the largest and most influential content creators around the world ranging from EA, Ubisoft, Activision, NCSoft, CCP, Oberon Media, just to name a few. TransGaming also has strong partnerships with Apple, Intel, AMD, Nvidia. With an undeniable passion for video games and unsurpassed technologies, TransGaming has worked on some of the biggest video game franchises on the planet ranging from The Sims 3, SPORE, Prince of Persia, Shaun White Snowboarding, Kung Fu Panda, City of Heroes, and many more. 

In addition to his passion for TransGaming, Vikas enjoys immersing himself in the advisory and mentoring of emerging organizations. Vikas is the Chair of the non-profit organization, The McLuhan Festival of the Future, and sits on the Board of Directors of Interactive Ontario. He is also an advisor to N4 Systems, Interscope Directories, and was a Director on the Board of Simply Audio Books. Vikas is a frequent speaker and lecturer at the University of Toronto Rotman School of Business and Ryerson University's Business and Technology program. In 2008, Vikas was the recipient of the Indo-Canadian Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year Award and has also been featured in a broad range of print and television media. Vikas is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, Canada's premier high-tech educational institution.

Here's video of Vikas giving a keynote at the Intel Developer Forum last year, an example of the awesome content that he will be providing at this years DIG Conference!

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