Unity and the Future of Gaming
John Riccitiello has seen a lot the last 20 years in gaming. He is currently CEO of the biggest gaming tech company, Unity. He previously was CEO of EA, a senior advisor to Oculus before the FB sale, founder/partner at Elevation Partners, and created and ran the digital operation at EA in the late 90’s and early 2000, as President and COO of EA. John has seen numerous console cycles and he built a successful strategy at EA around mobile and digital games and services. John will look broadly at where gaming is going, the future of Unity, and opportunities in the interactive industries.
Featuring John Riccitiello, CEO, Unity Technologies, interviewed by Mike Vorhaus, CEO, Vorhaus Advisors
This panel of investors discusses the current climate for investment and M&A in the games ecosystem. How have games revenues been impacted since the “stay at home” orders? How has coronavirus changed the way investors are evaluating opportunities already in their pipelines as well as new opportunities? Are there opportunities now (investment or M&A) that didn’t exist prior to the outbreak? For new investments, how do investors take into account what might happen in 1 to 2 years?
Shanti Bergel, Managing Director, Transcend
Sam Englebardt, Managing Partner, Galaxy Interactive
Jon Goldman, General Partner, GC Tracker and Board Partner, Greycroft
Phil Sanderson, Managing Director & Co-Founder, Griffin Gaming Partners
Shara Senderoff, President, Raised In Space
Moderator: Ned Sherman, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips
Industry leaders discuss the current state of the digital game industry as the business adjusts to the current climate. What does it take to make a successful digital game these days? What trends are emerging in the current climate? How is digital game development changing as studios WFH?
Rishi Chadha, Global Head of Gaming Content Partnerships, Twitter
Chris Early, SVP of Partnerships & Revenue, Ubisoft
Chris Enock, VP of Publishing, Riot Games
Ryan Maloney, Industry Manager, Facebook Gaming
Julie Shumaker, VP of Advertiser Solutions, Unity
Moderator: Andreea Enache, Head of Global Business Development & Strategy, Blind Squirrel Entertainment
From Console to Cloud: the Future of Gaming on Smart Devices
The gaming industry is on the verge of transformation. This year promises to deliver the next generation of gaming consoles, smart devices, and cloud platforms against a backdrop of the fastest connection speeds, realistic graphics, and brilliant displays. Game play will never be the same. How are industry leaders staying ahead of consumer trends and making smart investment decisions to deliver more engaging, connected experiences for the gaming community around the world? Samsung Ads will moderate this panel of industry leaders from Samsung and Liquid Advertising to explore how content and technology meets marketing and monetization to build the gaming community of the future.
Chris Gillette, VP, Media, Liquid Advertising
Mike Lucero, Director Product Management, Gaming, Samsung
Moderator: Nick Barrionuevo, Gaming Partnerships Lead, Samsung Ads