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Games/Interactive

2019 Agenda

  • MONDAY FEB 04
  • TUESDAY FEB 05
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Venice/Peninsula
SPEAKERS:

Candice Mudrick

Senior Client Director,
Newzoo

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Venice/Peninsula
Industry leaders discuss the state of the games industry as the business continues its transition towards a multi-platform future. What does it take to make a successful game these days across platforms? What emerging platforms will be the most important in the years to come? How do you acquire and retain users and make money in this increasingly complicated gaming universe?

PANELISTS
:

Casey Dickinson, CEO, FTX Games
Chris Petrovic, SVP & Head of Corporate Strategy, M&A and Business Development, Zynga Inc.
Casey Dickinson

CEO,
FTX Games

Chris Petrovic

SVP & Head of Corporate Strategy, M&A and Business Development
Zynga Inc.

Jessica Rovello

CEO,
Arkadium

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Venice/Peninsula
How Games Are Transforming The Rest Of The Entertainment Industry 

PRESENTERS:
Carter Rogers, Principal Analyst, SuperData, a Nielsen Company
Carter Rogers

Principal Analyst,
SuperData, a Nielsen Company

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Venice/Peninsula
This panel brings together a mix of companies and executives from the TV, film and games industries to share ideas about the relationship between games and the TV and film industries and how to create new business opportunities at the intersection of these two exciting media industries.

PANELISTS:

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Venice/Peninsula
This panel of leading game and entertainment executives and investors will discuss the future of AR/VR/MR for the game and entertainment industries. What investments are being made by VCs? What are brands, movie studios and media companies doing in AR/VR/MR? What’s happening with mixed reality location-based experiences? What does the future hold? 

PANELISTS:
Ewan Johnson, Chief Creative Officer, Arcturus Studios

Ewan Johnson

Chief Creative Officer,
Arcturus Studios

Albert Kugel

Strategy Director,
Giant Spoon

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Venice/Peninsula
SPEAKERS:
Jason Lake, CEO & Founder, Complexity Gaming 
Jason Lake

CEO & Founder,
Complexity Gaming

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Venice/Peninsula
Providing a potent mix of real-life spectatorship and digital entertainment, today the worldwide phenomenon of competitive gaming counts over 200 million spectators annually and presents a unique, new avenue in the entertainment market. This panel will discuss best of brand activations of eSports teams, leagues, competitive gamers and streamers. What is the opportunity for brands, agencies and marketers?

PANELISTS
:
Damon Lau, Head of Esports, United Talent Agency
Andrew Paradise, CEO & Founder, Skillz Inc.
Peter Trinh, Managing Director, International and Independent Film | Esport Groups, ICM Partners
Damon Lau

Head of Esports,
United Talent Agency (UTA)

Andrew Paradise

CEO & Founder,
Skillz Inc.

Peter Trinh

Managing Director, International and Independent Film | Esport Groups
ICM Partners

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Venice/Peninsula
Competitive gaming tournaments have been packing stadiums and drawing record viewers online for some time, and are increasingly becoming part of the network and cable television mix. What do the next few years look like for the growth of Esports programming in television broadcast? How are esports rights deals likely to evolve? What is the opportunity for shoulder and behind the scenes content? When will we see the first mainstream cross-over talent? What is the expected esports monetization mix in the years to come?

PANELISTS:

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Venice/Peninsula
Kids always played video games, but never before did the industry have so many kids growing up playing in online multiplayer game environments like Roblox and Minecraft. In Roblox and Minecraft, kids can create, learn, socialize, and play, and the diversity of content included in these two games makes them very engaging. What are some of the interesting behavioural patterns that might enlighten game development for the future generation? When these kids grow up, what are their expectations? This panel will attempt to address these important questions.

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