Hilmar Veigar Petursson

Hilmar Veigar Petursson


CCP Games

As the Chief Executive Officer of CCP, Hilmar has led the company’s explosive growth in terms of size and influence as evidenced by the number of CCP employees and EVE Online subscribers more than quadrupling since he took the helm in January 2004. Before his appointment to the CEO position, he held the title of CCP’s Chief Technical Officer of CCP, heading the engineering effort required to create CCP’s persistent world technology and 3D engine. Prior to joining CCP in 2000, he served as the CTO of SmartVR, an OZ.com spin-off based on that company’s multi-user virtual reality technology following his tenure as the VP of software development for the OZ Studios division of OZ.com.

Hilmar will be speaking on “The Human Brain is the Platform.” As technology advances, platforms will become less relevant and games will be more about what happens in your mind than what happens in the game.