Delegates would have been excused for lying in bed on day two of the World Gaming Executive Summit in Barcelona. Day one was dominated by rather depressing news of the economy and dastardly regulations and a few beers were sunk in the evening. But they would have been wrong to slumber.
Day two was all about opportunity. Reduced to two words, that meant mobile and social.
The day kicked off with futurologist Gerd Leonard telling us about, errr, the future. It’s all about convergence; the convergence of online gaming, social networking, television, money and banking. Key buzzword to drop to your CEO is SoLoMo apparently, which means social, localisation, mobile, cloud and video. And if you’re not doing that, you’re nowhere. It’s facebook’s strategy for the next five years, reckons Leonard.
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