Day 3

GamesBeat 2016

League of Legends draws huge audiences, and many want to participate in related fantasy sports.

Above: League of Legends draws huge audiences, and many want to participate in related fantasy sports.

Image Credit: League of Legends

9:30 am to 10:30 am Breakfast and expo


10:35 am to 11:10 am

Lightning Rounds: Lessons for Game Developers. Speakers: David Levitt, CEO of Pantomime; Omar Siddiqui, CEO of Kiwi; Brendan Wilson, cofounder, System Era; Jay Mattis, cofounder High Horse; Dima Veryovka Co-Founder of Colabee Studios. Moderator: Stewart Rogers, director of marketing technology at VentureBeat.

11:10 am to 11:30 am

Changing the way you do business. Fireside chat between Kent Wakeford, chief operating officer of Kabam, and Dean Takahashi

11:30 am to 11:50 am

How to make esports more mainstream. Fireside chat between Mike Sepso, senior vice president of Media Networks at Activision Blizzard. Jeff Grubb, news writer for GamesBeat.

11: 50 am to 12:10 pm

Making games accessible — The Blizzard way. Fireside chat between Gio Hunt, executive vice president of corporate operations, Blizzard Entertainment, and Mike Minotti, staff writer and community manager at GamesBeat.

Lunch and expo 12:10 pm to 1:25 pm


1:25 pm to 1:55 pm

Going East or Going West. Panelists: Daniel Cho, chairman of Innospark; Roy Liu, general manager of Linekong USA; James Zhang, CEO of Concept Art House and Spellgun. Moderator: Jason Wilson, managing editor of GamesBeat

1:55 pm to 2:15 pm

Riot North America on building an ecosystem: Community, partnerships, and a lasting sport. Fireside chat between Sean Haran, director of business development and publishing at Riot Games and Taylor Cocke, writer at Yahoo esports

2:15 pm to 2:35 pm

Gaming’s past and future. Fireside chat between Tom Kalinske, chairman of Gazillion, and Dean Takahashi.

2:35 pm to 2:45 pm

Closing comments by Dean Takahashi