Arthur Houtman has been active in the digital entertainment industry for over 20 years holding executive positions with leading companies such as Atari and Disney. He has earned both critical and commercial success, forging a reputation as a forward-looking, innovative force that’s constantly pushing the boundaries of the gaming world. During his 10 years with the Infogrames/Atari group (1995 to 2005) he held various senior positions such as Production Director, VP of Publishing Studio and VP of Product Development. He was instrumental in defining product strategies and played a significant role in bringing the company’s many hit products to market such as Mission Impossible on the N64 and the V-Rally sequels.
In 2006 Arthur joined the Walt Disney Internet Group in Los Angeles as Director Product Development for Online Games. Here he played a key role in the execution of Disney’s strategy to become a new media conglomerate. Production responsibilities covered a wide variety of online products from MMOs such as Pirates of the Caribbean Online, Toon Town Online , the World of Cars and Pixie Hollow Online to community and user generated content applications.