Who We Are
Generation is the ultimate, one-stop ‘360 experience’ for clients and stakeholders engaged in global esports and emerging technologies. We work closely with those who need help beginning their journey with the gaming and technology industries as well as those who have been on their journey for many years. From governments to businesses, Generation is the guiding light to enhance and embrace these innovations.
MEET THE EXPERTSGENERATION WAS FOUNDED IN 2021 BY BILLY LE VOIR-BARRY, KIRK YAMATANI, AND HENRY INES, WHOM COLLECTIVELY HAVE 60+ YEARS OF ENTERPRISE, HIGH TECHNOLOGY, VENTURE, AND ESPORTS & VIDEO GAME CONSULTING EXPERIENCE.
Billy Le Voir- BarryPresident & Chief Visionary Officer
President and Chief Visionary Officer of Generation, Billy Le Voir-Barry is widely considered to be among the top experts globally in esports and video games industry. As CTO of IBM Esports and Video Games, Billy has 15+ years of combined tech consulting, architecture planning, and agile/scrum project management experiences in gaming/esports, healthcare, defense, and other industries. Billy has been sought after to speak at multiple international key notes and high-profile events for Government leaders, family offices and Fortune 500 stakeholders worldwide for his expertise, vision and insights. He has worked extensively with virtually every AAA gaming publisher studio and has a close network across the gaming industry that is second to none.
Kirk YamataniChief executive officer
CEO of Generation, Kirk showcases 15+ years as a successful entrepreneur, business executive and infectious leader of expert technology teams. For the past 7 years, Kirk led a variety of expert technical teams at IBM, wherein he was responsible for assisting North American Fortune 500 clients with a wide array of technical initiatives and services. Mr. Yamatani’s teams have led hundreds of enterprise clients through positive transformational journeys, using cutting edge technologies such as IBM Cloud, Blockchain, Watson AI (artificial intelligence), Machine Learning, Analytics and Data solutioning. He has received multiple awards for his achievements including IBM’s prestigious People’s Choice Award. Mr. Yamatani is a frequent keynote speaker featured at Family Office events and seminars for his expertise with cutting edge technologies, esports, gamification and transformational leadership. He is also an advisor to a variety of government offices and considered an expert resource for transformative digital strategies.
Henry InesGeneration Co-founder
Co-founder of Generation, Henry has 20+ years of collective experience as a C-level executive, VC, corporate finance advisor, and tech entrepreneur. He is currently CEO & founder of Chainparency, a blockchain company focused on transparent and responsible supply chains; serves on the Steering Committee for the GoChain Foundation; and is co-founder of the Zeromint NFT Marketplace. Henry also spent 10+ years working as a VC in Silicon Valley and Asia. He began his career at Price Waterhouse before transitioning to focus on sell-side corporate finance advisory while at PricewaterhouseCoopers Securities (PwCS) and M&T Bank. He currently serves as an advisor to startups, is an appointed member of the Penn State Smeal College Board of Visitors and is a blockchain expert resource for the Asian Productivity Organization (APO) in Tokyo. Henry holds an MBA from Duke University and a BS in Finance from the Pennsylvania State University.