DeNA Global

Tai Watanabe, CEO,DeNA Global

Founded in 1999, DeNA has achieved explosive growth through a series of different business models, with particular success in mobile games and especially with the "mobage" mobile social gaming platform.  Japanese parent company DeNA in 2010 reported $1.4 billion revenues with an operating profit of $690 million.  Mobage's revenue per user is 30x that of Facebook and 15x in  comparison to Zynga.  With over 30 million users and 1,000 games in the Japan market, DeNA's next challenge is globalization. They have recently created Mobage China and bought the U.S. gaming company ngmoco:) for ~$300M.  Mr. Watanabe will also talk on the
direction of mobile game markets and industries.

Mr. Dai Watanabe has served as President of DeNA Global, Inc. since its establishment in January 2008 as the U.S. subsidiary of DeNA Co., Ltd. Dai demonstrated his leadership by bringing DeNA's mobile social gaming network, Mobage, to the global market through such means as acquiring ngmoco:) LLC, a San Francisco-based mobile games publisher, in November 2010.  Dai has been in charge of DeNA's global expansion strategy and execution since 2005. Prior to his US assignment, he served as President of DeNA Beijing.  Dai began his career in Sumitomo Mitsui Bank right after graduation from Kyoto University with a bachelor degree in

Thursday, November 03, 2011 | 4:15 pm — 5:30 pm
Skilling Auditorium, Stanford University

US-Asia Technology Management Center