Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Robert Kotick

President and CEO, Activision Blizzard

Robert Kotick is President and CEO of Activision Blizzard, a worldwide online, PC and console game publisher with leading market positions across every major category of the rapidly growing interactive entertainment software industry. From 1991 to Activision's merger in 2008 with Vivendi Games, he served as chairman and CEO of Activision Inc. In 1990 he acquired a controlling interest in Activision, an insolvent video-game company with $9 million in revenues. Now the company generates net revenues in the billions, with franchises that include the world's No. 1 subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game, "World of Warcraft," as well as "Guitar Hero," "Call of Duty," "Spider-Man," "Shrek" and "Tony Hawk." Kotick is also a board member for The Center for Early Education, chairman of the committee of trustees at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and a board member of the Tony Hawk Foundation.

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