2018 Speakers

2018 Speakers

Allan Phang

Allstars Engagement & Internal Branding,
AirAsia People and Culture

Allen Lu

Business Development,
JLIN and CEO,
Team VGJ

Andrew Paradise

CEO and Co-Founder,
Skillz

Andrew Stalbow

Co-Founder & CEO,
Seriously

Ann Hand

CEO and Chairman,
Super League Gaming

Anthony Castoro

Anthony Castoro, former General Manager of H1Z1, 
Daybreak Games

Ari Segal

President & COO,
Immortals & LA Valiant

Arnold Hur

Chief Growth Officer,
KSV esports

Ben Cohen

Partner,
Umbrella Games

Ben Elliott

VP, Business Development & Licensing,
Warner Bros

Bernard Kim

President of Publishing,
Zynga

Bjorn Book-Larsson

VP, Product, HTC Viveport, Board Member,
VRChat

Bruce Vaughn

CEO,
Dreamscape Immersive

Careen Yapp

Senior Vice President of Global Business,
Mixed Dimensions

Carlos Figueiredo

Director, Community Trust & Safety,
Two Hat

Carter Rogers

Senior Analyst,
SuperData Research

Chang Kim

CEO & Founder,
Tapas Media

Chelsea Faso

Head of Licensing/343 Industries (Halo),
Microsoft

Chris Heatherly

EVP Games and Digital Platforms,
NBCUniversal

Chris Hewish

Executive Vice President of Interactive,
Skydance Media

Craig Donato

Chief Business Officer
Roblox

Dan Murray

President,
Skybound Interactive

Daniel Oberlerchner

Daniel Oberlerchner, Director of Content Operations,
Method EXP

Dave Madden

SVP, Global Brand Partnerships,
Electronic Arts

David Bloom

Media Strategist and Writer

Deepak Gupta

Chief Revenue Officer,
MZ

Dewey Hammond

Vice President, Games Research,
Magid Advisors

Dmytro Kustov

Chief Strategy Officer,
Elyland

Dustin Callif

Managing Partner,
Tool of North America

Eric Goldberg

Managing Director,
Crossover Technologies

Eric Gradman

Mad Inventor
Two Bit Circus

Eunice Shin

Managing Director,
Manatt Digital

Germaine Gioia

President,
Playlife Company

Gordon Bellamy

Visiting Scholar,
University of Southern California

Isabel Gan

Managing Director,
Puji Capital

J Goldberg

Head of Community,
Daybreak Game Company

Jalal Fattouh

Chief Strategy Officer,
Elyland

Jane Pinckard

Associate Professor of the Practice of Cinematic Arts, Interactive Media and Games division, School of Cinematic Arts,
University of Southern California

Javon Frazier

EVP, Strategy & Business Development,
Studio71

Jay Moore

Alchemist of Fun,
Convergence 4D

Joanna Popper

Global Lead, Virtual Reality Location Based Entertainment,
HP

John Linden

President,
Seismic Games

Jon Goldman

Managing Partner, Skybound;
Venture Partner, Greycroft

Jonathan Pan

Esports Instructor,
University of California, Irvine

Josh Austin

Josh Austin, VP Worldwide Licensing & Interactive,
Paramount Pictures

Josh Brooks

SVP, Brand Strategy & Marketing,
Jam City

Julia Sourikoff

Executive Producer AR/VR/360,
Tool of North America

Justin Pierce

Intellectual Property Division Chair,
Venable LLP

Kat Lo

Researcher University of California,
Irvine

Lisa Anderson

Vice President, Games,
The Walt Disney Company

Louisa Spring

CEO,
Vari Parks

Lydia Bottegoni

Senior Vice President of Story and Franchise Development,
Blizzard Entertainment

Malcolm CasSelle

CIO of OPSkins;
President of WAX

Margaret Moser

Professor, Interactive Media and Games division, School of Cinematic Arts,
University of Southern California

Marientina Gotsis

Associate Professor of Research, Interactive Media and Games division, School of Cinematic Arts,
University of Southern California

Mark van Ryswyk

Senior Vice President,
Glu Mobile

Michael Cai

President,
Interpret

Michael Frasier

Vice President, Business Development, International
InComm

Michael Metzger

Partner,
Drake Star Partners

Michael Salmon

Game Consultant,
Something Fishy Consulting

Michael Zhang

Founder & CEO, Firefly Games Inc.

Minard Hamilton

Managing Partner,
Driver Ventures

Morris May

Founder and CEO,
Specular Theory, Inc.

Nanea Reeves

CEO & Co-Founder,
TRIPP

Ned Sherman

Counsel/Director, Manatt Digital;
Founder, Digital Media Wire

Oleksandr Sakhnevych

Chief Technology Officer,
Elyland

Paul Kim

Managing Director,
ICO's,
Blockchain Industries

Phil Greenspan

Developer Strategy,
Oculus

Richard Lemarchand

Associate Professor in the USC Games program, Associate Chair, Interactive Media and Games division, School of Cinematic Arts,
University of Southern California

Rick Phillips

President,
Publishing and Licensing,
FoxNext Games

Rishi Chadha

Head of Gaming,
Twitter

Robert Nashak

Chief Operations Officer
Survios

Ryan Pulliam

CMO, Co-Founder
Specular Theory, Inc.

Shiraz Akmal

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer,
SPACES,

Stephanie Chan

Reporter,
VentureBeat

Ted Schilowitz

Futurist,
Paramount Pictures

Tony Sheng

Product Lead,
Decentraland Foundation

Yvette Martinez-Rea

Chief Executive Officer,
ESL North America

Past Keynotes & Fireside Chat Speakers Included

Allen DeBevoise

Managing Partner, Third Wave Digital
(formerly CEO, Machinima)

Ashley Esquesda

Senior Editor,
CNET

Barry Cottle

CEO, Scientific Games Interactive
(formerly Chief Revenue Officer, Zynga)

Ben Feder

President, International Partnerships (North America), Tencent Games
(formerly CEO Take-Two Interactive)

Bernard Kim

President of Publishing,
Zynga

Chris DeWolfe

CEO and Co-Founder,
Jam City

Craig Donato

Chief Business Officer
Roblox

Dan Murray

President,
Skybound Interactive

David Perry

CEO & Co-Founder, VYRL.co
(formerly CEO, Gaikai, Acquired by Sony)

David Roberts

SVP, GM PopCap, Electronic Arts
(formerly CEO, PopCap Games- Acquired by EA)

Frank Gibeau

CEO, Zynga
(formerly President, EA Labels, Electronic Arts)

John Pleasants

CEO, Brava Home Inc.
(formerly CEO, Playdom- acquired by Disney)

Jon Radoff

CEO & Founder,
Disruptor Beam

Jonathan Anastas

Chief Marketing Officer, LiveXLive & Slacker Radio (formerly Vice President, Global Brand Marketing, Head of Digital and Social Marketing - Activision)

Josh Yguado

President and Co-Founder,
Jam City

Kristian Segerstrale

CEO, Super Evil Megacorp
(formerly Supercell Investor/Past Board Member; Playfish (now EA) & Glu Mobile Co-Founder)

Lars Buttler

Co-Founder & CEO, AI Foundation
(formerly CEO, Trion Worlds)

Mikko Setala

EVP, Rovio Entertainment Ltd. (formerly President - Rovio Animation Company)

Min Kim

Co-Founder, Bonfire Studios
(formerly CEO, Nexon America)

Owen Mahoney

CEO,
Nexon

Randy Shaffer

Senior Sales Director U.S.- Xbox, Verizon Media
(formerly West & Central Region Sales Director, Xbox Advertising - Microsoft)

Richard Marks

Research Fellow,
Sony Interactive Entertainment

Rob Pardo

Design and Operations, Bonfire Studios
(formerly Game Designer/Former CCO - Blizzard Entertainment)

Stephanie Chan

Reporter,
VentureBeat

Ted Schilowitz

Futurist,
Paramount Pictures

Tony Bartel

Former COO, Gamestop
(formerly President, Gamestop)

Past Speakers Included

Ann Hand

CEO and Chairman,
Super League Gaming

Bin Jeong

CEO,
Pinkfong USA

Chris Heatherly

EVP Games and Digital Platforms,
NBCUniversal

Chrissie Scelsi

U.S. General Counsel,
Wargaming

Craig Donato

Chief Business Officer
Roblox

Glenn Walcott

President - Double Down Interactive (acquired by IGT)

Joanna Popper

Global Lead, Virtual Reality Location Based Entertainment,
HP

Josh Brooks

SVP, Brand Strategy & Marketing,
Jam City

Lisa Anderson

Vice President, Games,
The Walt Disney Company

Lydia Bottegoni

Senior Vice President of Story and Franchise Development,
Blizzard Entertainment

Mitch Lasky

General Partner, Benchmark Capital (and former CEO, JAMDAT, acquired by EA)

Nanea Reeves

CEO & Co-Founder,
TRIPP

Owen Mahoney

CEO,
Nexon

Rick Phillips

President,
Publishing and Licensing,
FoxNext Games

Rishi Chadha

Head of Gaming,
Twitter

Yvette Martinez-Rea

Chief Executive Officer,
ESL North America

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