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Ubisoft's Mobile Game General Manager Joins WMGC as Honorary Advisor

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By violaDate: Apr 23 2013 Views:

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Jean-Michel Detoc, Managing Director of Ubisoft's Mobile Game Department, has recently been confirmed to join Advisory Board of ChinaJoy World Mobile Game Conference (WMGC) as an honorary advisor. The event will be held at Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shanghai on July 25-26, 2013.

According to the organizer Howell International Trade Fair Ltd., the preparatory work is well under way, including topic selection, speaker invitation and sponsor recruitment.

During his 24-year career, Jean-Michel Detoc strengthened Ubisoft's market position in China and Germany and worked across all facets of the video game industry. In his current position, Jean-Michel is responsible for defining the company's overall mobile business strategies, as well as the editorial content, technological development and commercialization of mobile games in partnership with Ubisoft's creative teams.

After managing sales for several years at Guillemot Corporation, Jean-Michel joined Ubisoftin 1997as Managing Director of the group's German sales offices. He later made a brief return to Guillemot Corporation by taking on the role of Managing Director at the gaming device maker Thrustmaster. Detoc then became Chief Operating Officer of Ubisoft Shanghai in 2006, supervising the day-to-day operations of the Ubisoft Shanghai studio. He continued to broaden his scope further in the role of Area Manager for Asia, strengthening Ubisoft's production presence in the region, and identifying potential new locations for studios. He was closely involved in negotiating the terms for opening Ubisoft's studios in Chengdu and Singapore, and also continued to closely follow the Shanghai studio's work, adapting Ubisoft's Chinese business model for the rapidly growing online market. In 2008 he took on the role of Financial Controlling Director for Ubisoft's International Production studios. Since 2012, under Jean-Michel's leadership, Ubisoft's mobile games have got off to a strong start with Rayman Jungle Run named best iPhone game of 2012. As honorary advisor for the WMGC advisory board, Jean-Michel will be able to contribute his combined expertise of the mobile market, and his intricate knowledge of the Chinese and Asian territories.

WMGC 2013 is inviting mobile game developers from home and abroad to jointly accelerate the development of China's game industry. It welcomes renowned enterprises and industry leaders to interpret the world markets and blueprint prospering industry development.

WMGC is committed to providing a platform to help Chinese and overseas mobile game enterprises and developers to learn innovative operation models, share cutting-edge technologies, showcase the best mobile game products, promote mobile game brands, and discuss business cooperation opportunities and market prospects, in a bid to enhance mutual respect, mutual cooperation and mutual benefit between Chinese and overseas game industries.

With a new mechanism, rich functions and all-round services, WMGC 2013 will be an excellent occasion for industry leaders with dreams and aspirations.


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