2019 Speakers

Aaron Berndtson

Head of Business Development,
FTX Games

Aaron Loeb

President of Studios,
FoxtNext Games

Aaron Pulkka

Head of Attractions,
Two Bit Circus

Alex Hertel

Co-founder & CEO,
Xperiel

Andrew Paradise

CEO and Co-Founder,
Skillz

Ariella Lehrer

President,
HitPoint Studios

Ashley Crowder

CEO & Co-Founder,
VNTANA

Bill Wang

CEO,
Giant Games

Bjorn Book-Larsson

VP, Product,
HTC Viveport,Board Member,
VRChat

Bonnka Lim

VP of Content Marketing & Partnerships,
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Bruce Vaughn

CEO,
Dreamscape Immersive

Casey Dickinson

CEO,
FTX Games

Catherine Silvestre

Executive Producer,
N3TWORK

Chris Early

VP of Partnerships and Revenue,
Ubisoft

Chris Enock

VP of Publishing,
Riot Games

Chris Heatherly

EVP Games and Digital Platforms,
NBCUniversal

Chris Hopper

Head of Esports for North America,
Riot Games

Chris Thomes

Vice President Marketing Strategy,
ABC Studios

Chrissie Scelsi

U.S. General Counsel,
Wargaming

Christina Lee Storm

VP of Business Operations, Strategy, and Emerging Technology,
DreamWorks Animation

Craig Donato

Chief Business Officer,
Roblox

Dane Smith

VP,
The Third Floor

Darion Lowenstein

Chief Marketing Officer,
Gamblit Gaming

David Bloom

Consultant and Columnist,
Tubefilter

Delilah Panio

Vice President, Capital Formation, Toronto Stock Exchange

Dennis Yi

Head of Business Development,
OGN Esports

Derek Douglas

Head, Games Department,
CAA

Eddie Lee

Founder,
Funktronic Labs

Eric Futoran

Co-Founder and CEO,
Embrace

Eric Goldberg

Managing Director,
Crossover Technologies

Felix LaHaye

Founder and CEO,
United Esports

Gabrielle Kessler

VP of Experiential,
Future Plc

Gordon Bellamy

Visiting Scholar,
University of Southern California

Grady Miller

VP of Strategy and Innovation,
National Research Group

Guy Constantini

VP of Global Interactive Marketing,
Skydance Media

Henry Lowenfels

Senior Vice President, Business Development,
Scopely

Ian Howe

CEO,
Skybound Games

Jake Zim

SVP, Virtual Reality,
Sony Pictures Entertainment

James Iliff

Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer,
Survios

Javier Ferreira

Co-CEO,
Scopely

Javon Frazier

EVP, Strategy & Business Development,
Studio71

Jeff Liboon

Co-Founder and President,
ESP Gaming

Jeff Patterson

Co-Founder & Head of Product,
Directly

Jennifer Dill

Senior Director of Global Business Operations, esports,
Turner Sports

Jeonghee Jin

CEO,
Pearl Abyss America

Jesse Divnich

Vice President of Research & Strategy,
Interpret

Jim Gatto

Social Media and Games Team Co-Leader, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Joanna Popper

Global Lead, Virtual Reality Location Based Entertainment,
HP

Joe Schaeppi

CEO and Co-Founder,
12traits

John Hwang

VP Operations,
Vespa USA

John Linden

President,
Seismic Games

Jon Goldman

Managing Partner, Skybound;
Venture Partner, Greycroft

Jon Penn

CEO,
National Research Group

Josh Burns

Founder,
DigitalDevConnect

Josh Swartz

Chief Operating Officer,
Popdog, Inc.

Josh Yguado

President and Co-Founder,
Jam City

Karl Zhao

VP of Engineering,
Cloudminds

Kate Wolff

SVP, Client Services,
RQ

Kent Wakeford

Co-Founder & Vice Chairman,
Gen.G

Kimberly Culp

Director,
Carr McClellan P.C.

Laura Naviaux Sturr

Chief Marketing Officer,
Robot Cache

Lee Rawles

VP Business Affairs,
Electronic Arts

Lester Chen

Head of Gaming, Americas,
YouTube

Lisa Anderson

SVP, Studio Operations,
Jam City

Mari Takahashi

Co-Founder,
SMOSH Games

Mary Ermitanio

Manager,
Manatt Digital and Technology

Matt Edelman

Chief Commercial Officer,
Super League Gaming

Matt McMahon

Senior Vice President of Business Development,
Seriously

Michael Cai

President,
Interpret

Michael Marina

VP, Digital,
Ayzenberg Group

Michael Masukawa

Manager of Strategy and Business Development,
Secret Location

Mike de la Cruz

Chief Business Officer,
Directly

Minard Hamilton

Managing Partner,
Driver Ventures

Nanea Reeves

CEO & Co-Founder,
TRIPP

Ned Sherman

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

Neville Spiteri

Co-Founder and CEO,
Wevr

Nicole Pike

Managing Director,
Nielsen Esports

Olivier Avaro

CEO,
Blacknut

Ralph Barbagallo

Founder,
FLARB LLC

Rikard Steiber

President, Viveport,
HTC Vive

Rishi Chadha

Head of Gaming,
Twitter

Rob Zakari

EVP Corporate Development - General Counsel,
Jam City

Ryan Pulliam

CMO, Co-Founder
Specular Theory, Inc.

Sabaa Rehmani

Co-Founder and President,
Denali Publishing LLC

Samir El Agili

President and CPO,
Tilting Point

Sarah Fuchs

Vice President & General Manager,
Glu Mobile

Seth Ladetsky

Senior Vice President of Sales,
Turner Sports

Shiraz Akmal

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer,
SPACES

Stan Kwon

Vice President,
PSB Research

Stephanie Barish

CEO and Founder,
IndieCade

Steven Haft

Head of Global Partnerships,
Consensys

Stuart Drexler

CEO,
Jago Studios

Susan Brazer

CEO,
LionShare Media

Taewon Yun

General Manager, Global Publishing,
Super Evil Megacorp

Tanya Zuger

VP of Product,
Arkadium

Ted Schilowitz

Futurist,
Paramount Pictures

Travis Boatman

Co-Founder and CEO,
Carbonated

William Quigley

CEO,
Clearstone Ventures, OPSkins, and WAX

Yuan Wang

Chief Product Officer,
Prasaga

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

SVP, Studio Operations,
Jam City

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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