TRANSGAMING INC. DISCUSSION FORUM AND DD
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Chief Executive Officer & President
Expertise, passion, and engageability for the electronic entertainment industry are what CEO & President of TransGaming, Vikas Gupta, bases his professional ethos on. He has transferred these tenets to every project he has undertaken, from leading TransGaming’s strategic endeavors to his advisory and mentorship ventures such as sitting on the Intel Consumer Board of Advisors and the Board of Directors of Interactive Ontario. With exceptional leadership and insight and a thirst for transformation, Vikas has led TransGaming from a provider of innovative enablement gaming software to its emergence into an interactive media powerhouse that is catalyzing the revolutionary delivery of video games into the connected living room.
Vikas is a member of the prestigious global organization YPO (Young President’s Organization), Chairperson of the non-profit organization, The McLuhan Festival of the Future, and sits on the Board of Advisors for N4 Systems and Interscope Directories. In addition he is a frequent speaker and lecturer at the University of Toronto Rotman School of Business and Ryerson University's Business and Technology program. In 2008, Vikas was the recipient of the Indo-Canadian Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year Award and has also been featured in a broad range of print and television media. Vikas is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, Canada’s premier technological educational institution.
Vikas' success in the interactive media industry is merited by the time-honored relationships that he invests in with his colleagues and associates who often describe him as charismatic, profound, determined, and humorous. With his unique industry proficiency and inspiring personality, Vikas is an unstoppable force behind the active growth of the digital media industry.
Gavriel (Gav) State
Founder & Chief Technology Officer
As Founder and CTO of TransGaming, Gav brings exceptional technical expertise in the areas of portability technologies and significant engineering management experience. Prior to founding TransGaming, Gav founded and led Corel's Linux Applications Development team, and later served as its Software Architect. While he was responsible for Corel's use of the Open Source Wine project as a solution for moving Windows applications such as WordPerfect Office 2000 and CorelDRAW to Linux, Gav also led the CorelDRAW Macintosh development team.
In addition to portability technology and graphics, he has also worked on development tools at both Microsoft and Metrowerks, as well as on network distributed virtual reality systems at the University of Waterloo.
Chief Financial Officer & Secretary
Dennis has over 20 years of hands-on experience in corporate finance, operations, planning and reporting. At TransGaming, Dennis is currently CFO and Secretary and is responsible for corporate accounting, treasury & finance, taxation, public company reporting, and risk management. Prior to joining TransGaming, Dennis was a Vice President within the Corporate Finance practice of Ernst and Young where he provided transaction advisory services to emerging companies. Dennis has also held various finance and operational positions, including CFO and COO, for various start-ups and $50 million high growth companies. He has raised over 50 million dollars in the past three years through his counsel on strategic transactions, financing and fund-raising options for various companies - an activity he continues today.
Dennis is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University. Dennis served as Chair of the Selection Committee for the Annual Toronto Venture Fair in 2002 and 2003 and currently serves on the board of directors of the TechAlliance of South Western Ontario.
Vice-President, Digital Media Group
Tamir leads TransGaming's Digital Media Group, which generates multi-million dollar revenues from Interactive TV Games deployments on living room devices including Connected TVs, Set-Top-Boxes and Over-The-Top Devices. Prior to joining TransGaming in January 2012 Tamir has led Oberon Media's Interactive TV division to profitability and significant revenue growth, putting it in a prime position for dominating the exploding Connected TV space. Under Tamir's leadership the iTV division has deployed with partners such as Dish Networks, DirecTV, Cablevision, Bell TV (Canada), Samsung, LG and more. Prior, as Director of Operation at PixelPlay Tamir has overseen numerous ITV, IPTV and cross-platform projects.
Tamir has over 15 years of business development, operations and project management experience in the games, internet and military simulation industries. He has played a central role in the design and development of EA/Jane's Combat Simulations titles such as Israeli Air Force and USAF. Tamir holds a BFA in Computer Science and Film & Television from Tel-Aviv University.