Robert - Bobby - Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard, is to give the opening address to the D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit Sessions on Thursday February 18, 2010 at Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas.
The theme of his speech is, "how creative talent drives the video game industry."
According to the official spiel, "A video game enthusiast and entrepreneur, Mr Kotick resuscitated Activision when he took control of the insolvent company. He sought out development talent and through a series of studio acquisitions and licensing agreements made Activision the number two independent videogame developer in the world in 2007."
Joseph Olin, president of the Academy extols the virtues of the CEO, "The growth of Activision Blizzard, from bankruptcy to an industry leader is attributable to his unwavering drive to develop a studio model that fosters creativity to deliver great games. Activision Blizzard is home to some of the most talented developers in our industry and we are thrilled to have Bobby's insight on how great games are built upon great talent."