Tech Makers + Creative Thinkers
MAGIC’s Art of Tech series empowers, elevates and inspires innovation within the growing digital technologies industry. The speaker series brings together a wide spectrum of executive level professionals in the areas of Computer Animation, Gaming, Visual Effects, Motion Graphics, Virtual and Augmented Reality.
Our guest speaker for this edition of “Art of Tech” is Ben Kvalo, Games Publiishing & Marketing Leader at Netflix
Ben Kvalo is a leader in the entertainment & games industry focused on innovation in the industry, creating better culture, and improving experiences. Entertainment is Ben’s career, having worked in games, film, Esports, and radio. After starting his career in radio, he transitioned into gaming as a Project manager, working for 2K for 6 years. There he worked on over 100 AAA and AA titles for every major games platform. After he went over to Blizzard entertainment where he became the product manager for Esports marketing. He was responsible for launching, and scheduling BlizzCon for that year. He also recieved an award that year for Best Esports Festival from Fest X in 2018. After his succes he started a new career at Netflix as their Sr. Campaign Operations Manager for film and marketing for the streaming giant. In the the last 5 years he has moved over from films to globally launch Games at Netflix from its infancy. He worked alongside engineering, creative production, and early management to launch the Netflix Games platform. He is responsible for building and managing publishing workflows, cross-functional communication, marketing strategy & planning, and brand integration. Ben has been credited in over 100 game titles and involved in over 50 films