Jean-Michel Blottière is a pioneer in the field of new technologies. After preparing ENS Ulm – a French grande école (higher education establishment), he created TILT, the very first magazine dedicated to Videogames in Europe (1982), and PixiFoly, the first TV Show to plunge audiences into virtual worlds (1983). Since then, he has been Editor in chief of magazines such as Consoles + or PC Review. He has produced and hosted TV Shows (Pixifoly, Microkids, the Night of Videogames…). As Editorial Consultant for all of Canal+’s « new programs”, he was involved in the creation of such groundbreaking programs as Cyberflash, Cyberculture and Le Deuxième Monde (8 years before Second Life!). He has been leading prestigious Festivals and Conferences in Europe (Imagina, FMX, Videogame Economics Forum…). He is the President of Games for Change Europe, and CEO of NX Publishing – The NeXt Media Specialists – a communication company specialized in the field of VFX, Animation, Videogames, VR-MR-AR, and Transmedia.
United States Producer
Victoria Abrash has produced dozens of conferences in New York and around the United States including Games for Change; the National Performing Arts Convention; APAP|NYC, the world’s premier performing arts marketplace, and many others. She has also worked widely as a theatrical dramaturg and is on faculty at The New School university in New York.
Bruce has a long history in business and entrepreneurial endeavours with over 20 years’ experience in strategy development, sales, marketing and operations. He has advised dozens of multinationals and start-ups alike, both as a consultant and as the President, CEO and Co-Founder of Phocus Solutions – a customer service, sales and tech support enterprise. After guiding the company to a successful acquisition by a global BPO in 2013, he has spent the last few years advising organizations in a variety of industries on business strategy and operations. Bruce brings to RealTime Conference a passion for helping develop ideas into successful ventures.
Juvina Ines Ten
Juvina Ten was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and studied graphic design at Buenos Aires University, where she was also a professor, graduating with distinction in 2005. She has worked for over 20 years as a senior designer and partner at local studios on packaging and brand identity projects, as well as art director leading large-scale branding, exhibition and digital projects in San Francisco, United States. In September 2012 she established her own studio.
Juvina’s practice has been notable for combining logical thinking with artistic sensibility, driving projects from investigation to concept development, art and production, always contemplating humanistic view throughout each project.
Her clients have included: TechCrunch, Orange, Unicef, GoodSearch, FoxSports and Disney among others.
She has earned a variety of awards, and her works appeared in a number of publications, including Novum, Colorslab and Etapes magazine.
Based in Paris, Susan Schell has a background in design, marketing, and brand strategies. She graduated from Parsons – The New School for Design (NYC) and has a master’s degree in marketing and brand management from INSEEC University (Paris). As a Global Associate for Sense Worldwide, an unconventional innovation studio based in London, she contributed professional expertise in design and consumer behavior to deliver world class innovation for clients around the globe. Since moving to Paris from NYC in 2018, she has worked internationally as a consultant and her engagements give form to new products, services, and events around the world. Susan specializes in developing brand and marketing strategies that build meaningful connections and relationships with consumers / participants.