Canadian Game Devs Have Sizable Representation on IO's Board

By Paul Hunter

Ontario's not-for-profit trade organization representing the electronic entertainment industry, Interactive Ontario, have announced their re-elected and returning Board of Directors for the coming year. The voting for the elected directors occurred on January 26th at the Interactive Ontario Annual General Meeting of Members.

The Ontario-based video game companies that hold representation on IO's BoD include the following re-elected members:

Trevor Fencott. Managing Partner & CEO, Bedlam Games (pictured above)
Mike Mays, VP Finance, Silicon Knights

And the following returning members:

Michael Schmalz, CFO, Digital Extremes
Scott Simpson, CEO, bitHeads / Headgames / playbrains
Vikas Gupta, CEO & President, TransGaming Technologies

While IO represents more than just the games industry, it's great to see such a strong presence from game developers and game technology providers on the board. With Ubisoft opening a new development studio in the west-end of Toronto shortly, I wonder if the publisher will eventually desire a seat on the IO board?