Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event. 

Doki Tops, CEO of Utomik

Above: Doki Tops, CEO of Utomik

Image Credit: Utomik

We’re going to keep our Twitch livestream going during break times at our GamesBeat 2015 event on Monday and Tuesday. Gordon Bellamy, visiting scholar at the University of Southern California and adviser to Ninja Metrics, will be the emcee for what we are calling GamesBeat Online. Bellamy is a lively guy and he will have his own personal showtime to do fireside chats and highlight some interesting game people. More details to come on how to view it.

Here’s the schedule:

Beth Kindig talks about global markets at GamesBeat University

Above: Beth Kindig talks about global markets at GamesBeat University

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Monday Oct. 12

12:30 p.m. to 12:50 p.m.: Mikhael Naayem, CEO of Fuel Powered. Fireside chat on “Liberate the Engineers.”

12:50 p.m. to 1:10 p.m.: Wanda Meloni, executive director and secretary of the Open Gaming Alliance. A fireside chat on “The Business of Games and What the OGA Can Do for You.”


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January 25 – 27, 2022

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Tuesday Oct. 13

11:20 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.: Daniel Bernstein, vice president at The Corum Group. Solo talk on “How to sell your company.”

11:40 a.m. to noon: Beth Kindig, Personograph. Fireside chat on “Winter is coming.”

Noon to 12:20 p.m.: Simon Thorpe, senior product manager at Authy (a Twilio company). Solo talk on “Using Authy to improve Minecraft security.”

12:20 p.m. to 12:40 p.m.: Bryan Mashinter, Backflip Studios. Fireside chat on “Backflip to the future: a rapid look ahead at mobile.”

12:40 p.m. to 1 p.m.: Nicole Lazzaro, CEO of XEO Design. Fireside chat on “Design Leadership for VR.”

Nicole Lazzaro

Above: Nicole Lazzaro

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1 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.: Theresa Duringer, cofounder of Temple Gate Games. Fireside chat on “Tackling VR as an Indie Dev.”

1:20 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.: Anthony Jacobson, Machinima. Fireside chat on “YouTube Influencer Marketing 101: Game launches.”

1:40 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Doki Tops, CEO of Utomik. Solo talk on “Unleash gaming, win the war and claim the throne ”

2 p.m. to 2:20 p.m.: Greg Essig, Mobcrush. Fireside chat with Stewart Rogers on “New voices for a new generation”

Theresa Duringer shows off Cannon Brawl

Above: Theresa Duringer shows off Cannon Brawl

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There’s still time to register to attend in person at our GamesBeat 2015 event, located at the Grand Hyatt Union Square in San Francisco. You can sign up for it now.

Gaming has many kingdoms: mobile, console, PC online, geographic, and more. In each of these powerful realms, companies are fighting to grow fast, to come out on top, and to cross boundaries to rule more than one empire. Playing the competitive game, making alliances, prepping for new platforms like augmented and virtual reality, and surviving the incredibly fast change in gaming right now is more difficult than ever. It’s more complex than the fantasy world of Westeros in HBO’s Game of Thrones … and it’s happening right in front of us all.

At GamesBeat 2015, we’ll dissect how these kings and queens are battling for gaming supremacy and growth. We’ll find out who’s leading and how they are winning.

Mikhael Naayem, CEO of Fuel Powered.

Above: Mikhael Naayem, CEO of Fuel Powered.

Image Credit: Fuel Powered

We’ve screened our speakers for bold ideas, transparency, global strategies, creativity, and diversity. Our speakers show that gaming has become a global and diverse business with many intricacies and strategies. This year, we’ll have as many as 105 speakers and many well-known moderators over the course of two days.

Thanks to the following industry leaders for supporting GamesBeat 2015: Game Insight as Featured Partner; Microsoft  as Platinum Partner; RockYouAppLovin, Intel, and Samsung as Gold Partners; TrialPay and Authy (a Twilio company) as Silver Partners, and PlayPhone, Fuel Powered, Utomik, Glispa, and Bluestacks as Event Partners.

Our GamesBeat 2015 advisory board:

  • Ophir Lupu, head of video games at United Talent Agency
  • Jay Eum, managing director at TransLink Capital
  • Phil Sanderson, managing director at IDG Ventures
  • Sunny Dhillon, partner at Signia Venture Partners
  • Reinout te Brake, CEO of GetSocial
  • Mike Vorhaus of Magid Advisors


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