Yannis Mallat, CEO of Ubisoft Montreal and the newly-announced Ubisoft Toronto studio, will deliver a keynote speech at Toronto's GameON: Finance 2009 video game industry investment forum.
Mallat has been with Ubisoft Montreal's CEO since March 2006. He joined Ubisoft Montreal in 2000, and continues to play a role in the production of all of the games developed within the studio, according to GameON: Finance organizers Interactive Ontario.
Ubisoft Montreal is responsible for games including the high-profile titles Assassin's Creed
, Far Cry 2
, and Rainbow Six Vegas 2
, among many others. Paris, France-based Ubisoft announced Ubisoft Toronto
in July this year, a major opening in which the Canadian government is investing $226 million over ten years. Mallat played a major role in the foundation of the studio, and will act as its CEO.
GameON: Finance is slated to take place
on October 27 and 28 in Toronto, and will host a lineup of game industry and investment-oriented speakers including:
-Dan Connors (U.S.) CEO, Telltale Games
-Ping Li (U.S.), General Partner, Accel Partners
-Jon Mak (CAN) President, Queasy Games
-Shawn Bailey (CAN/AUS), Director, Chocolate Liberation Front
-Wade Tinney (U.S), Partner/Game Designer/Producer, Large Animal
-Hong-Yee Wong (CAN), CEO, IUGO Mobile Entertainment
-Greg Short (U.S.) Executive Director, Electronic Entertainment Design and Research (EEDAR)