CCP GAMES (Iceland)
Hilmar Veigar Pétursson is Chief Executive Officer of CCP Games, Iceland. He has brought CCP to the forefront of the video game industry as a widely recognised innovator in the areas of virtual world development, publishing and technology. He was named as one of the twenty Most Influential People in the MMO Industry in 2007 and 2008 by Beckett Massive Online Gamer Magazine.
Originally joining CCP in 2000 as CTO, Hilmar spearheaded the engineering efforts necessary to bring CCP’s critically acclaimed EVE Online to life in 2003. Following his tenure as VP of software development for the OZ Studios division of OZ.com, Hilmar was CTO of SmartVR, an OZ.com spin-off based on that company’s multi-user, virtual reality technology. He is 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.