Hilmar Veigar Pétursson (IS)
Presentation: To make virtual worlds more meaningful than real life
Hilmar Veigar Pétursson Chief Executive Officer CCP Games Hilmar has been leading CCP Games’ ongoing success and growth since his appointment as Chief Executive Officer in 2004.
Under Hilmar’s management CCP’s critically acclaimed science-fiction game EVE Online is celebrating an unprecedented tenth consecutive year of subscriber growth. The Company released its second title, DUST 514, a free-to-play, massively multiplayer first-person shooter for the PlayStation®3 in 2013 and is also developing EVE: Valkyrie, a multiplayer spaceship dogfighting shooter set in the EVE Universe.
In addition, Hilmar has overseen the expansion of CCP operations to Shanghai, China as well as the strategic merger with Atlanta-based White Wolf Publishing in 2006.
Before his appointment to the CEO position, Hilmar held the title of CCP’s Chief Technical Officer of CCP, heading the engineering effort required to create CCP’s persistent world technology and 3D engine.
Prior to joining CCP in 2000, he served as the CTO of SmartVR, an OZ.com spin-off based on that company’s multi-user virtual reality technology following his tenure as the VP of software development for the OZ Studios division of OZ.com. Currently, he is also active on a number of boards and committees relating to Icelandic information technology and innovation. Hilmar has a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Iceland.
CCP is a leading independent game developer and has been praised for its artistry, game design and unique player-driven, infinitely scalable storytelling narratives. CCP is the creator of the critically acclaimed science-fiction game EVE Online (PC/Mac) as well as DUST 514®, a groundbreaking, free-to-play, massively multiplayer online first-person shooter for the PlayStation®3. The company is currently developing Gunjack™, a virtual reality action game for the Samsung Gear VR mobile platform and EVE: Valkyrie™, a multiplayer virtual reality spaceship dogfighting shooter for PCs and the PlayStation®4. Founded and headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1997, CCP is privately held, with additional offices in Atlanta, Newcastle, and Shanghai. For more information, visit ccpgames.com.