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Jacob Riis

Nordic Game
Program Director

Born in 1971 in Copenhagen, Jacob started his career as a games journalist in 1998. As the editor for several games magazines, he got fired after doing too good, and then he dove deeper into the industry as the editor of “Manual” - the first industry-specific outlet in the Nordic region. There he was headhunted to be a part of the Nordic Game Program, which later turned in to the Nordic Game Conference, where he’s been serving for many years now - first as Communications Officer, and currently as CCO and Program Director. In 2017, he and legendary colleague Teddy Florea invented and introduced the Nordic Game Discovery Contest. The 14th regional qualifier of Season III of the contest takes place at Quo Vadis this year, hosted by Jacob and not to be missed!