Pocket Gamer Connects London 2019 will happen on January 21st to 22nd. To offer you a style of what to anticipate, we’ll frequently be publishing interviews with the audio system on the present.

For extra particulars on PGC London and to e book a ticket, head to the web site right here.

In immediately’s Speaker Highlight, we’re catching up with Dodreams CEO Erik Pöntiskoski, who might be becoming a member of a panel referred to as “Rising Pains – shifting from a handful of entrepreneurs to an organization”. 

PocketGamer.Biz: Inform us a bit in regards to the firm? 

Erik Pöntiskoski: We do greater than video games. We Do Goals. 

Dodreams is the maker of Drive Forward! Video games – one of the simplest ways to play, share and watch enjoyable video games. 

What does your position entail?

As CEO, it’s multitasking; from taking out the trash to serving to groups with manufacturing priorities and efficiency targets to negotiating offers with manufacturers like Sizzling Wheels.

Why did you wish to work within the video games trade?

I used to be a advertising and marketing PhD candidate and lecturer at a enterprise college. I then realised I want to do enterprise, not simply write and discuss it.

I discover efficiency advertising and marketing and creating merchandise with the assistance of knowledge thrilling. Gaming is one of the best place to do this.

What recommendation would you give to anybody trying to get into it?

Acquire deep data in a subject of gaming you might be obsessed with by way of hobbies and research.

You do not have to have industrial success however present that you would be able to full issues and get video games dwell. 

Present that you simply perceive video games from a broader perspective than simply your personal craft.

What are your ideas on the trade within the final 12 months?

Fascinating to see previous titles going robust and new video games changing into international hits. There’s all the time room to innovate.

What important developments do you expect within the subsequent 12 months?

Gamers will spend longer instances in video games as part of communities as the ability and recognition of social networking providers lower.

Which a part of the Connects occasion are you most wanting ahead to and why?

Case research and networking.

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