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John Smith

Advisor Greater Seattle Area, US

Founder and Technical Director, Detonator Games. Previously Technical Director, Sony Online Entertainment.

Founder and Technical Director, Detonator Games. Previously Technical Director, Sony Online Entertainment.

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Detonator Games
Detonator Games


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Founder and Technical Director Detonator Games July 2009 - present
Technical Director Sony Online Entertainment 2008 - 2008
Senior Producer Sony Online Entertainment 2004 - 2007
President FireAnt Games 2004 - 2004
Development Manager Microsoft 1999 - 2004
Programming Lead Microsoft 1996 - 1999
Software Development Engineer Microsoft 1994 - 1996
Test engineer Dynapro 1993 - 1994
Programmer Quantum Vision Technology 1992 - 1992


The University of British Columbia Theoretical Particle Physics 1987 - 1992
Sir Winston Churchhill

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Markets of Interest
  • • Games
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Social Impact
  • • Smart Home
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Cloud Services

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Damon Danieli
We worked together  •  Founder/CEO, Appuri, Inc.. Previously Founder/CTO, Z2Live. University of Washington grad. University of Washington grad.
John knows what it is like to take a project from concept to production and is great to work with.
Jordan Weisman
We worked together  •  CEO, Harebrained Schemes LLC and Chairman, Smith & Tinker, Inc..
John really understands game tech at the deepest levels and how it impacts players. He is a thoughtful and analytical person who makes a pla ... n and executes on it.
Ron Powers
They're my friends  •  CEO/President, SportsWorld, Inc. Previously Senior Vice President of Bus Dev | Platform and Product, Arkadium. Oregon State grad.
John is insatiably curious and is not afraid to take on the most difficult challenges. He also embraces fear and takes it head-on.

Bob Thordarson
They're my friends  •  Member Board of Directors, Cloudward, Inc. and CEO, BluCapp, Inc.. University of Washington grad.
Bob has been advising me for a over three years and he is very good at communicating his business and personal productivity experience, alwa ... ys seems to have an interesting and relevant story. My startup experience is being a software engineer and a CTO for online game companies, Bob listens to my issues, zeroes in on the key problem and provides me with great advice on product development and partnerships that apply to my industry. Part of the reason Bob has good advice for me is because of his depth of knowledge of the consumer software and hardware industry.