Day 2

GamesBeat 2016


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9:30 am to 10:30 am Expo at Palos Verdes Foyer and GamesBeat Expo

10:30 am to 10:35 am

Welcome address by Bryan Pray, emcee

10:35 am to 10:45 am

GamesBeat welcome by Dean Takahashi, lead writer for GamesBeat

10:45 am to 11:05 am

An analyst’s view of gaming’s future. Keynote by Michael Pachter, managing director at Wedbush Securities

11:05 am to 11:35 am

Crafting the perfect game platform. Panelists: Zvi Greenstein, general manager of GeForce at Nvidia; Sinjin Bain, CEO at MaxPlay; Hao Chen, senior software engineer at Amazon. Moderator: Kate Edwards, executive director at the International Game Developers Association.

11:35 am to 11:55 am

How marketing can open up creative and game design possibilities. Fireside chat between Lee Jones, head of global app advertising at Google and Matt Marshall, founder of VentureBeat.

11:55 am to 12:15 pm

Why Warner sees games as a key business pillar. Fireside chat between Dean Takahashi and David Haddad, president of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

Picnic lunch and expo 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm

Breakout sessions

1:30 pm to 2 pm

Catering to gaming’s super fans. Panelists: Phil Westerland; Jeremy Kenyon; Jeff “SuiJeneris” Chau. Moderator: Maarten Noyons, CEO of the International Mobile Gaming Awards. Palos Verdes 6

1:30 pm to 2 pm

How influencers are changing game marketing. Panelists: Meghan Camarena, CEO at Strawburry17; Noah Whinston, CEO of The Immortals. Moderator: Perrin Kaplan, principal at Zebra Partners. Palos Verdes 7

1:30 pm Balancing monetization and engagement. Panelists: Tammy Levy, director of mobile product at Kongregate; Greg Canessa, senior vice president at GSN Games; Chris Heatherly, senior vice president at Disney Mobile Games. Moderator: David Pokress, senior vice president at AdColony. Palos Verdes 8

Networking break 2 pm to 2:15 pm

Breakout sessions

2:15 pm to 2:45 pm

The opportunities in esports. Panelists: Niccolo Maisto CEO of FaceIt; Todd Krieger, director of emerging technology at Deep Focus; Andy Swanson, vice president of esports at Twitch. Moderator: Jeff Grubb, news writer for GamesBeat. Palos Verdes 6.

2:15 pm to 2:45 pm

How to do a publishing deal. Mark Stanley, vice president at GameStop; Walter Driver, CEO of Scopely; David Jaffe, founder of Bartlet Jones Supernatural Detective Agency. Moderator: Ophir Lupu, head of games at United Talent Agency. Palos Verdes 7.

2:15 pm to 2:45 pm

How to revitalize your IP. Panelists: Nathan Stewart, global franchise director for Dungeons & Dragons at Wizards of the Coast;; Brian Fargo, CEO of InXile Entertainment; David Reid, CEO of MetaArcade. Moderator: Jason Wilson, managing editor for GamesBeat. Palos Verdes 8.

Networking expo, outdoor lawn games. 2:45 pm to 3:30 pm


3:30 pm to 4 pm: Creativity: What’s diversity got to do with it? Panelists: Megan Gaiser, co-CEO of Spiral Media Ltd. and principal at Contagious Creativity; Michael Condrey, cofounder at Sledgehammer Games’ Ru Weerasuriya, creative director at Ready At Dawn Studios. Moderator: Nicole Lazzaro, CEO of Xeo Design.

4:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Riding the Pokémon Go rocket. Fireside chat between John Hanke, CEO of Niantic Labs, and Paresh Dave, reporter for the Los Angeles Times.

4:30 pm to 5 pm

Tepid, hot, or just right? The state of gaming investments. Panelists: Chris Fralic, partner at First Round Capital; Clinton Foy, managing director & general partner at CrossCut Ventures; Dan Fiden, chief strategy officer at Funplus. Moderator: Martin Rae, president, The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences.

5 pm to 5:05 pm

Closing comments by Bryan Pray

5:05 pm to 6 pm Happy Hour in Expo
6 pm GamesBeat Fiesta. Palos Verdes Terrace.