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Ubisoft's Yannis Mallat To Speak At Video Game Investment Forum

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.
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)

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