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Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley will give the Wednesday keynote at the upcoming 2008 ION Game Conference, discussing the company's past, present and future achievements, along with perspectives on the state of the MMO market.

Leigh Alexander, Contributor

January 30, 2008

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Evergreen Events, organizer of the 2008 ION Game Conference, has announced that Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley will deliver the Wednesday, May 13th keynote address at the conference in Seattle. Smedley will discuss the past, present and future accomplishments of SOE and the MMO market in general, the organizers say. Smedley is responsible for SOE's overall vision and growth, and management of its employees. He has previously held positions with ATG, Knight Technologies, 989 Studios, as well as Verant Technologies, where he was co-founder before it became SOE in 2000. ION Conference director Peter Freese said, “John Smedley and SOE have had an indelible impact in the online game industry. His insight of the past and vision for the future is a message we are excited to share with our attendees.” Interested parties may find registration and other information at the official event website, http://www.ionconference.com.

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Leigh Alexander is Editor At Large for Gamasutra and the site's former News Director. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Variety, Slate, Paste, Kill Screen, GamePro and numerous other publications. She also blogs regularly about gaming and internet culture at her Sexy Videogameland site. [NOTE: Edited 10/02/2014, this feature-linked bio was outdated.]

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