MAY 17-19, 2019 LOS ANGELES, CA

Lars Buttler

Lars U. Buttler Co-founded Trion Worlds, Inc. (alternate name: Trion World Network, Inc.) in 2006 and served as it's Chief Executive Officer.

Dr. Buttler served as Vice President for Global Online of Electronic Arts, the world's largest independent developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software.

He led EA's strategy for online games and services and ran EA's Online Studio, home to the pioneering Ultima Online MMOG franchise. Before EA, Dr. Buttler served as Vice President for Leveraged Buyouts at the Carlyle Group, the premier global private equity firm, focusing on large-scale investments in entertainment, media, and telecommunications.

Prior to Carlyle, Dr. Buttler served as President of Wingcast Europe, a joint venture of QUALCOMM & Ford Motor Co., and a leading wireless in-vehicle media platform & interactive service network.

Dr. Buttler holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from Dortmund University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and earned an M.B.A from Harvard Business School.

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