Jens Hilgers is the Founder and CEO of DOJO Madness, a big data company in eSports focusing on coaching and training tools for gamers and eSports fans. Since graduating with a degree in software development in the late 90’s, Jens founded and led multiple startups in tech, games, and foremost, the eSports business. In 2000, he founded Turtle Entertainment. As CEO for ten years, Jens grew the company into the world's most prestigious eSports brand and, along with it, paved the way for eSports to go mainstream. In 2010, he transitioned to Chairman of the Board. After relocating to Berlin in 2011, Jens began to actively invest in and support startups in the gaming space. In addition to leading DOJO Madness, Jens invests in eSports companies with his investment vehicle BITKRAFT.Read More
Hendrik Lesser is Managing Director of the Munich-based production house Remote Control Productions, which he founded in 2005. He is Executive Producer of the development studio Chimera Entertainment as well as President of the EGDF, the European Games Developer Federation and executive board member of the non-profit association “Videospielkultur e.V.”, which focuses on the political and academic acceptance of video games as goods of cultural value.
Since 2005, he has been gradually building a network of development studios throughout Europe, which he has picked up at an early stage and developed into what they are today. The developer family now consists of more than a dozen companies, the biggest of which is Chimera Entertainment GmbH. Co-founded by Hendrik back in 2006, it is now a successful development studio with close to 50 employees and has developed more than 20 games, chief among them the global mega-hit "Angry Birds Epic" (85+ million downloads).
Steven Neubauer ist seit Februar 2014 Mitglied der Unternehmensleitung der NZZ-Mediengruppe und seit Januar 2015 Geschäftsführer des Geschäftsbereich NZZ Medien. Er leitet den Geschäftsbereich zusammen mit dem Chefredaktor der Neuen Zürcher Zeitung Eric Gujer. Seit Juli 2016 leitet er zusätzlich interimistisch die NZZ Media Solutions, den Werbevermarkter der NZZ Mediengruppe. Zuvor war Steven Neubauer Associate Partner im Zürcher Büro von McKinsey & Company und Mitglied der Leitung der europäischen Medien- und Sport-Practice von McKinsey. Er verfügt über eine langjährige Erfahrung in der Beratung von europäischen Medien- und Telekommunikationsunternehmen. Der gebürtige Deutsche studierte Betriebswirtschaft (Marketing, Finanzen, Wirtschaftsinformatik) an der Universität Bayreuth und promovierte 2008 an der Universität Aachen im Bereich Innovationsmanagement.Read More
Christian Scheurer was born in Bern, Switzerland. Son of a zoologist father and an artist mother, he lived in several countries throughout his childhood; from the bush in South Africa to the Seychelles Islands. He made his abitur in math and science in Liestal, Switzerland and went on to St. Luc art academy in Belgium, majoring in visual communications with an emphasis on graphic novels.
After winning the prestigious Philip Morris Award for his graphic novels, he was selected to be one of the official artists of the 700-year celebration of Switzerland. In 1995 he moved to Los Angeles to work for Jim Cameron’s VFX company DIGITAL DOMAIN on the his first two feature films Titanic and the Fifth Element. Since then, he lent his unique creative vison to over 24 feature films, which have garnered in total 16 academy awards. He specializes in high concept architectural concepts, vehicles, creatures and characters for major feature films, video games and theme parks.