LA Games Conference 2018 Speakers Announced

LA Games Conference Agenda & Speakers Announced for May 8th Event

Annual Industry Confab Brings Together Top Leaders from NBCUniversal, Blizzard, Super League Gaming, EA, Zynga, Twitter, and Many More at the W Hotel in Hollywood

Digital Media Wire today yesterday announced the agenda and speakers for the 12th annual LA Games Conference, a one-day event focused on the future of games and connected entertainment. The conference will bring together leaders and decision-makers in Hollywood and gaming at the W Hotel in Los Angeles on Tuesday, May 8th.

The event will feature panels, keynotes, and roundtable discussions on topics including virtual and augmented reality, esports, influencer marketing, global markets and Hollywood and games, as well as opportunities specific to the City of Los Angeles as it further solidifies its status as a media-tech center and growth hub for game development.

The conference includes keynote sessions as follows:

Keynote conversation with Bernard Kim, President of Publishing, Zynga; interviewed by Stephanie Chan, Reporter, VentureBeat

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Shiraz Akmal, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, SPACES Inc.
  • Sinjin Bain, SVP, Global Head of VR/AR, Method EXP
  • Lydia Bottegoni, Senior Vice President, Story and Franchise Development, Blizzard Entertainment
  • Bjorn Book-Larsson, VP, Product, HTC Viveport, Board Member, VRChat
  • Josh Brooks, SVP, Brand Strategy & Marketing, Jam City
  • Michael Cai, President, Interpret
  • Dustin Califf, Managing Partner, Tool of North America
  • Malcolm CasSelle,CIO, OPSkins, President, WAX
  • Anthony Castoro, GM, Daybreak Games
  • Rishi Chadha, Head of Gaming, Twitter
  • Ben Cohen, Partner, Umbrella Games
  • Carlos Figueiredo, Director, Community Trust & Safety, Two Hat Security
  • Michael Frasier, Vice President, Business Development, International, InComm
  • Javon Frazier, EVP, Strategy & Business Development, Studio71
  • Eric Goldberg, Managing Director, Crossover Strategies
  • J Goldberg, Head of Community, Daybreak Game Company
  • Jon Goldman, Managing Partner, Skybound, Venture Partner, Greycroft
  • Eric Gradman, CTO & Mad Inventor, Two Bit Circus
  • Deepak Gupta, Chief Revenue Officer, Machine Zone
  • Minard Hamilton, Managing Partner, Driver Ventures
  • Dewey Hammond, Vice President, Games Research, Magid Advisors
  • Ann Hand, CEO and Chairman, Super League Gaming
  • Chris Heatherly, EVP Games and Digital Platforms, NBCUniversal
  • Chris Hewish, Executive Vice President, Interactive, Skydance Interactive
  • Arnold Hur, Chief Growth Officer, KSV eSports
  • Bernard Kim, President of Publishing, Zynga
  • Chang Kim, CEO and Founder, Tapas Media
  • Paul Kim, Managing Partner, ICO’s
  • John Linden, President, Seismic Games
  • Dave Madden, SVP, Global Brand Partnerships, EA
  • Yvette Martinez-Rea, COO, ESL
  • Morris May, CEO, Specular Theory, Inc.
  • Michael Metzger, Partner, Drake Star Partners
  • Jay Moore, Alchemist of Fun, Convergence 4D
  • Dan Murray, President, Skybound Interactive
  • Jonathan Pan, Esports Instructor, University of California, Irvine
  • Andrew Paradise, CEO, Skillz
  • Rick Phillips, President of Games Publishing & Licensing, FoxNext Games
  • Joanna Popper, Global Head of Virtual Reality for Location Based Entertainment, HP
  • Nanea Reeves, CEO and Co-Founder, TRIPP
  • Carter Rogers, Senior Analyst, SuperData Research
  • Michael Salmon, Game Consultant, Something Fishy Consulting
  • Ted Schilowitz, Futurist, Paramount Pictures
  • Ari Segal, President & COO, Immortals & LA Valiant
  • Tony Sheng, Product Lead, Decentraland
  • Ned Sherman, Counsel/Director, Manatt Digital
  • Julia Sourikoff, Executive Producer, AR/VR/360, Tool of North America
  • Louisa Spring, CEO, VARI
  • Andrew Stalbow, CEO & Co-Founder, Seriously
  • Mark van Ryswyk, SVP, Glu Mobile
  • Bruce Vaughn, CEO, Dreamscape Immersive
  • Margaret Wallace, CEO, KijiCo
  • Dan Winters, Head of Business Development, Amazon Digital Games, Amazon
  • Careen Yapp, Senior Vice President of Global Business, Mixed Dimensions
  • Michael Zhang, CEO, Firefly Games

Support for the 2018 LA Games Conference is provided by: Jam City, Glu Mobile, Venable, USC Games, Esports Ad Bureau, IGDA, Game Audio Network Guild, Digital LA, Innovation & Tech Today, SAG-AFTRA, Variety, Branded, M2 Research, eTech Rentals, Westside Digital Mix, VCI Events, Fusicology, Women in Games International, Parks Associates, EventBrowse, E4G, ProductionHUB

For complete agenda, registration and event details, please visit http://www.lagamesconference.com .

 

And if you’re in the area and want to cover is for Coaching for Geeks please contact Robin and see about getting a press pass and briefing – robin at coachingforgeeks dot com


Robin Bates – And I say, what the hell am I doing drinking in L.A. at twenty-six? (I won’t be, that’s why I need someone to do press for me).


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We do lots of conventions too, whether on stage or for our con survival guide.

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