Blockchain Game Developer Animoca Brands Appoints Kenneth Dale Cron As Advisorbr>
Game developer Animoca Brands has appointed Kenneth Dale Cron as advisor to the company’s board of directors.
Animoca Brands leverages gamification, blockchain, and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to develop and market a portfolio of mobile games and apps for smartphones and tablets in Asia and Europe. Multiple Animoca Brands titles leverage internationally recognized intellectual properties, such as Garfield, Ben10, Doraemon, Astro Boy and Ultraman, all fully licensed by their respective IP owners. Additionally, Animoca Brands develops and publishes a broad range of original games, and also serves as global or regional publisher for select games developed by third parties.
Cron is chairman and CEO of Coin Operated Games HODL, LLC (COGS), an operating company that incubates, acquires and operates game companies with a mission to gamify finance. He has held a variety of leadership and investment positions in public and private companies and has extensive experience in building and growing businesses in the contemporary entertainment, media, and technology and finance sectors.
Cron spent over 20 years at CMP Media, which under his leadership went public on NASDAQ in 1997 and grew from an information technology trade publishing company into a global, publicly traded media conglomerate. From September 1999 to March 2001, Cron was chairman and CEO of Uproar Inc., where he was responsible for taking the company public on NASDAQ in 2000, and led the sale of Uproar to Vivendi Universal in 2001. From 2001 to 2004, he was chairman and CEO of Vivendi Universal Games. From 2002 to 2006, Cron was a director of CA, Inc., and was appointed interim CEO in April 2004; as CEO, Cron moved quickly to stabilize the company and restore momentum. From June 2004 to December 2007, Mr Cron served as chairman of Midway Games.