Thomas joined Asmodee in 2015 and is currently EVP Interactive and Entertainment. He oversees online board gaming with Boardgame Arena, digital games with Asmodee Digital, books with Aconyte and the licensing of the group's 350+ IPs including Catan, Ticket to Ride, Dobble/Spot-It!, Pandemic, Arkham Horror and Twilight Imperium. Thomas works actively at developing projects for Asmodee IPs with its fellow Embracer Operative Groups, and previously served as Head of Strategy and Business Development, heavily involved in Asmodee's 35+ acquisitions over the past few years.
Speaking Session Topic:
The Impact of Collaborating Post-Acquisition
Asmodee Group and Saber Interactive are two world-class companies and experts in their respective realms. Now, together under Embracer Group, the two companies are teaming up in all-new ways. Asmodee's Thomas Koegler and Netflix's Leanne Loombe will discuss their unique approaches and perspectives on the many ways different companies can work together to reach new levels of success post-acquisition.
Successfully Integrating IP After an Acquisition
Acquisitions are an increasingly recurring situation in the industry and brings along many questions for all parties. Thomas Koegler (Asmodee) will moderate a conversation around thinking about how best to integrate IP in these situations. What are the opportunities and challenges that joining a larger group offers, from funding to new publishing capabilities? How do you prioritize the right projects that are good for the studio, their IP, and the parent company?