Benjamin Joffe

Benjamin Joffe is the Founder and CEO of the Asia-focused research & strategy firm +8* | Plus Eight Star.

Benjamin is a widely recognized expert on Asia's digital space with over 12 years experience across China, Japan, Korea and South-East Asia. He has been invited to share ideas on Asia, digital goods, gaming and digital ecosystems at over 100 events across 20 countries including at Stanford University, TEDx, SXSW and LeWeb, and has been quoted in numerous media such as Forbes, The Economist, TechCrunch and Al Jazeera. A mentor for five startup accelerators and was most recently in residence at 500 Startups in Silicon Valley, he is also an investor in the Asia-based global startups Cmune (leader in 3D social games) and MyGengo (human translation platform).

Benjamin speaks fluent English, Japanese and French as well as daily-life Mandarin, Korean and Spanish.

Time of Presentation: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 11.00-11.30, Track: "Future Hardware + Mobile + Games"

Topic of Presentation: Games As Civilizations - The Opportunity For New Lands

Abstract of Presentation: TBD