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Jonathan Epstein


Jonathan Epstein is chief marketing officer of Sentient, where he leads the branding, positioning and messaging for the company and its products. A serial entrepreneur who has successfully launched and sold multiple companies at the intersection of technology, media, and gaming, Jonathan has more than 25 years of leadership experience.

Jonathan’s career has included stints as founder and CEO of GameSpot, one of the top digital media brands for young adult males, as EVP and GM of Media for IGN Entertainment, another top media brand, and as president of Omek Interactive, the gesture technology company whose products are at the heart of Intel’s RealSense technology. He has also served as CEO of Double Fusion, an in‑game advertising company, as president of GameSpy, a media and middleware company, and as CEO of Hawkes Remotes, a remotely‑operated underwater vehicle company. Most recently, Jonathan was a partner at Equity Search Partners, where he built top leadership teams for innovative technology start‑ups.

Jonathan has keynoted conferences in gaming, gesture technology, and marine technology, and published many articles in top technology publications. He has authored issued patents in fields as diverse as advertising audience measurement and fiber‑optic spooling technology for ROVs, and has a pending patent in use cases for 3D gesture recognition.

Jonathan received a degree in physical sciences from Harvard College.

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Monday Jan 16
10:15 - 11:00 AM
EXPO Hall, EXPO Stage, Level 1

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