LA Games Conference Agenda & Speakers Announced for May 10 Event

Annual Industry Confab Brings Together Top Leaders From Sony, Twitch, Ubisoft, NBCUniversal, Google Play, Facebook, Disney, MLG and Many More at the W Hotel in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - May 03, 2017) - Digital Media Wire today announced the agenda and speakers for the 11th 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 Wednesday, May 10.

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 two keynote sessions as follows:

  • Keynote conversation with Richard Marks, Head of PlayStation Magic Lab, Sony Interactive Entertainment; Interviewed by Ashley Esqueda, Senior Editor, CNET TV, Host, Tomorrow Daily
  • Keynote conversation with Jon Radoff, CEO, Disruptor Beam and Dan Murray, President, Skybound Interactive; Interviewed by Ned Sherman, Counsel/Director, Manatt Digital & Founder, Digital Media Wire

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Lisa Anderson, Vice President, Kids & Casual Games, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media
  • Brent Bushnell, CEO, Two Bit Circus
  • Brooks Brown, Global Director VR, Starbreeze Studios
  • Josh Burns, Gaming Industry Consultant
  • Michael Cai, VP Research, Video Games & Technology, Interpret
  • Jacob Carlson, Digital Media Strategist- Consulting Manager, Manatt Digital
  • Lina Chen, Co-Founder & CEO, Nix Hydra
  • Kimberly Culp, Counsel, Venable LLP
  • Bo Daly, Co-Founder & CBO, Super Evil Megacorp
  • Enrico D'Angelo, VP of Free-to-Play Products, Activision Publishing
  • Derek Douglas, Head of the Games Department, Creative Artists Agency
  • Chris Early, Vice President of Digital Publishing, Ubisoft
  • Ashley Esqueda, Senior Editor, CNET
  • Javier Ferreira, President & COO, Scopely
  • Javon Frazier, EVP, Strategy & Business Development, Studio71
  • Isabel Gan, Director, Strategic Development & M&A, Mattel
  • Joe Gatdula, Director Integrated Marketing, DEFY Media
  • Jim Gatto, Social Media & Games Team Co-Leader, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Eric Goldberg, Managing Director, Crossover Technologies
  • Chris Heatherly, EVP of Games & Digital Platforms, NBCUniversal
  • Teemu Huuhtanen, CEO, Next Games
  • Spencer Hunt, Vice President of Games & Interactive Entertainment, Skydance Media
  • TQ Jefferson, Executive Producer, Skybound Interactive
  • Bin Jeong, CEO, Pinkfong USA
  • Damon Lau, Co-Founder & CEO, Everyday Influencers
  • Bruce Lazurus, CEO, Media Audits International
  • Christine Lee, Vice President, Global Business Development, Immersv VR
  • Gilbert Lee, Partner, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
  • Mike Lee, Head of Partnerships, Everyday Influencers/Press X
  • Ophir Lupu, Head of Video Games, United Talent Agency
  • Richard Marks, Research Fellow, Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Jamil Moledina, Games Strategic Lead, Google Play
  • Dan Murray, President, Skybound Interactive
  • Ali Nazer, Head of Global Gaming Strategy, Facebook
  • Imari Oliver, Vice President, Sales & Global Partnerships, Esports, WME | IMG
  • Chris Petrovic, SVP, Corporate Development & Business Development, Zynga
  • Stan Press, Managing Director, Digital & Gaming, Magid Advisors
  • Jon Radoff, Founder & CEO, Disruptor Beam
  • Steven Roberts, Executive Chairman, ESL - Turtle Entertainment
  • John Robinson, VP, Business Development, Nexon
  • Anatoly Ropotov, CEO, Game Insight
  • Johannes Saam, Senior Creative Developer, Framestore
  • Chrissie Scelsi, U.S. General Counsel, Wargaming (USA)
  • Ned Sherman, Counsel/Director, Manatt Digital / Founder, Digital Media Wire
  • Andrew Stalbow, CEO & Co-Founder, Seriously
  • Mari Takahashi, On-Camera Talent & Producer, Smosh Games, DEFY Media
  • Richard Taub, Sr. VP Broadcast & Digital Services, Media Audits International
  • Kent Wakeford, COO, Kabam
  • Margaret Wallace, CEO, Playmatics
  • Bill Wang, President, Overseas Business, 360 Games
  • Cynthia Woll, Creative Consultant, Game Design and Production
  • Sarah Xie, Manager, Mobile Apps Partnership, Google
  • Bill Young, Head of Strategic Partnerships & Sponsorships, eSports, Twitch
  • Marshall Zelaznik, Global Head of Business Development, Major League Gaming
  • Isaac Zucca, Branded Content Strategist, Twitch

Support for the 2017 LA Games Conference is provided by: Media Audits International, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP, Game Insight, Sheppard Mullin, Nix Hydra, Venable LLP, Variety, SAG-AFTRA, The VR/AR Association, WITI, Fusicology, Pocket Gamer Connects, IGDA, Women in Games International, Westside Digital Mix, Innovation & Tech Today, Events for Gamers, CelebrityAccess, Gaming Business Review and Akupara Games.

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Contact Information:

Media Contact:
Joanna Frandsen
JSA Strategies