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MIGS 09: Jason Holtman, Director of Business Development, Valve Keynote Liveblog

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Montreal, Canada has become the largest major center for video game development in Canada, and approaches the largest in North America. Many major studios like EA, Ubisoft, Bioware and Eidos have a large presence there, but there are also many smaller, but still important, studios based in that city.

Companies like Artificial Mind and Movement, and Autodesk all bring a pool of talent, fresh ideas and technology to the video game landscape that has made Montreal a video game Mecca in Canada.

Recognizing the importance of the industry within Montreal the developer and design themed Montreal International Games Summit was formed and has thrived. These summits are working conferences with pivotal members from the game industry providing seminars, panels and round table sessions.

Every year the summit has been a tremendous success with the industry collaborating, sharing information and bringing knowledge and prominence to the active community in Montreal within the gaming world.

This Liveblog will follow the conversation presented by Jason Holtman, Director of Business Development from renowned studio Valve.  Mr. Holtman will be discussing Games Entertainment in the Age of Connectivity.  The Liveblog will begin at  1:30 PM EST on Tuesday November 17th.

Jason joined Valve in 2005 as the company began extending the services of its 1 year-old Steam platform (then 6 million users strong) to third parties. As director of business development at Valve, he helps manage a variety of the company's affairs and specializes in the continual growth of Steam, which today serves over 750 games from 100 PC game makers to more than 20 million PC game players around the world.

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