Bit1 Game Awards will be judged by a jury of accomplished professionals.
Samuli is an early pioneer of the Finnish game industry. In 1995 he founded Remedy (e.g. Max Payne) serving as Managing Director for five years. He was also critical in launching Futuremark, a Remedy spin off. Samuli has launched four other game studios: Fathammer, Recoil Games, Helsinki GameWorks, and most recently, Armada Interactive. In 2014, Samuli co-founded Sisu Game Ventures, an investment company focused on the Nordic game industry. Sisu has 26 portfolio companies.
Wilhelm Taht is an experienced business executive within online, mobile and social media. He has worked in the mobile games industry since 2004 in sales, marketing, product and general management roles, most recently spearheading Rovio’s turnaround as EVP Games from 2016 to 2018. Wilhelm has also advised several startups in the games, media and music spaces. Wilhelm holds an M.Sc. in Economics from Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki and tweets occasionally @wilhelm_taht
Karoliina Korppoo is a game producer at Veikkaus. She has made her mark by designing games such as award winning Cities: Skylines at Colossal Order, where she managed the design team. She has worked in the game industry since 2007: before Colossal Order as a QA engineer in Universomo and as a lead artist in Kyy Games Ltd. Her work has also included creative writing and level design. She is a successful speaker having performed for instance in TED Talk and other events around the world.
Mikko Kodisoja is one of the co-founders and a game lead at Supercell in Helsinki Finland. Mikko joined the industry in 1995 to become a graphics artist but soon found himself designing and producing games hands-on. As an entrepreneur he has co-founded three gaming companies over the last 20 years where he worked in various roles ranging from creative roles to CEO. At Supercell he has been involved in numerous game projects as a game lead and currently works with developer relations.
Teemu Närhi is the CEO of Fingersoft, known from the Hill Climb Racing -series. Since 2012, Teemu has played a decisive strategic role as Fingersoft has grown from a two-person team to one of Finland’s largest gaming companies. Fingersoft is based in Oulu.