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Xbox co-creator Seamus Blackley and YouTube star Corey Vidal added to X-Summit

Seamus Blackley, game industry veteran and co-creator of the Microsoft Xbox, has been tapped to deliver a keynote address at X-Summit, while YouTube star Corey Vidal will join the “TV on the Internet: Success, Lies and Videotape” panel.

Seamus Blackley
In addition to his work on the Xbox, Blackley headed the video game division of CAA and closed over $500 million in deals. Blackley has collaborated technically with Bill Gates and creatively with Steven Spielberg and has designed, programmed, produced and written music for videogames.

Corey Vidal
Toronto’s own Corey Vidal has been making videos on YouTube since 2006 and in that time his videos have garnered over 65 million views – a level of success he has parlayed into a full-time job. His company, ApprenticeA Productions, spans 9 YouTube channels and releases dozens of videos a month, making it one of the largest and most-viewed YouTube networks in Canada.

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Announcing our first wave of speakers

We’re thrilled to let you know about the first wave of exciting speakers we have on board for this year’s X-Summit. X-Summit attendees will have the chance to learn from professionals at the top of their fields, including:
Evan DeHaven – President & Executive Creative Director, Ignition Interactive
Ignition has handled successful, highly talked about interactive campaigns for Prometheus, The Hunger Games, Resident Evil and many more.


Kirsty Hunter – Managing Director, The Project Factory UK
Hunter’s multi-platform credits include History Detectives (PBS) and Britain From Above (BBC). Her projects have received a Digital Emmy, RTD, Digital Broadcast, History Maker and IVCA awards.


Visit our Speakers page to see the full list of speakers announced today, and their bios – with many more to come!