Oct 12 - 13, 2015
Grand Hyatt Union Square, San Francisco, CA

GamesBeat 2015: A Game of Thrones

What is GamesBeat?

Now in its seventh year, GamesBeat is bringing together over 500 top execs, investors, analysts, and entrepreneurs from the hottest companies to explore the gaming industry’s latest trends, growth opportunities, technical directions, and newest monetization opportunities. We’ll focus on the international explosion of gaming and what it takes to create a sustainable business by reaching and retaining your game’s users.

What will I learn?

This year’s theme is “Game of Thrones.” 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 before. 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.

Exclusive offer: Every GamesBeat attendee will receive a free copy of VB’s latest research report on mobile user acquisition — a $499 value.


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Speakers

Tim Sweeney

Tim Sweeney

CEO

Epic Games

Niccolo De Masi

Niccolo De Masi

CEO

Glu Mobile

Mark Skaggs

Mark Skaggs

SVP of Product Development

Zynga

Graeme Devine

Graeme Devine

Chief Creative Officer, VP Games, Apps & CR Experiences

Magic Leap

Brianna Wu

Brianna Wu

Head of Development

Giant Spacekat

Matt Wolf

Matt Wolf

Head of Global Gaming

The Coca-Cola Company

Owen Mahoney

Owen Mahoney

President & CEO

Nexon

Tommy Palm

Tommy Palm

CEO

Resolution Games

Dean Takahashi

Dean Takahashi

Lead Writer

VentureBeat

Emily Greer

Emily Greer

Co-founder & CEO

Kongregate

Chris Heatherly

Chris Heatherly

SVP/GM, Disney Mobile Games

The Walt Disney Company

Jessica Rovello

Jessica Rovello

Chairman & Co-founder

Arkadium

Jason Rubin

Jason Rubin

Head of Worldwide Studios

Oculus VR

Kate Edwards

Kate Edwards

Executive Director

International Game Developers Association

Chris Petrovic

Chris Petrovic

Head of Corporate Development & Licensing

Kabam

Megan Gaiser

Megan Gaiser

Founder & CEO

Contagious Creativity

Shintaro Asako

Shintaro Asako

CEO

DeNA West

Peter Levin

Peter Levin

President of Interactive Ventures & Games

Lionsgate

Jason Kay

Jason Kay

Venture Partner

AID Partners

Gordon Bellamy

Gordon Bellamy

Senior Advisor

iDreamsky

Amit Khanduja

Amit Khanduja

CEO

Reliance Entertainment

Anatoly Ropotov

Anatoly Ropotov

CEO

Game Insight

Blair Ethington

Blair Ethington

SVP, GM of Covet Fashion

CrowdStar

Phil Sanderson

Phil Sanderson

Managing Director

IDG Ventures

Sunny Dhillon

Sunny Dhillon

Principal

Signia Venture Partners

Jeff Grubb

Jeff Grubb

Writer

GamesBeat

Jason Wilson

Jason Wilson

Managing Editor

GamesBeat

Mike Minotti

Mike Minotti

Writer

GamesBeat

Martin Rae

Martin Rae

President

Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences

Rajesh Rao

Rajesh Rao

Founder

Dhruva Interactive / GameTantra

Eric Goldberg

Eric Goldberg

Managing Director

Crossover Technologies

Steve Peterson

Steve Peterson

Senior Editor

The Gamer Network

Michael Metzger

Michael Metzger

SVP

Houlihan Lokey

Mike Vorhaus

Mike Vorhaus

President

Magid Advisors

Maarten Noyons

Maarten Noyons

CEO & Founder

International Mobile Game Awards

Charles Manning

Charles Manning

CEO

Kochava

James Zhang

James Zhang

CEO

Spellgun

Michael Chang

Michael Chang

Managing Director

Mavent Partners

Dennis Fong

Dennis Fong

CEO & Founder

Raptr

Kristian Segerstrale

Kristian Segerstrale

COO & Executive Director

Super Evil Megacorp

Mark Rosner

Mark Rosner

CRO

AppLovin

David Baszucki

David Baszucki

CEO

ROBLOX Corporation

Jeff Hilbert

Jeff Hilbert

Founder, Co-CEO, Chief Strategy Officer

Digital Development Management (DDM)

Mark C. Stevens

Mark C. Stevens

Partner

Fenwick & West LLP

Perrin Kaplan

Perrin Kaplan

Co-founder & Principal

Zebra Partners

Kristan Uccello

Kristan Uccello

Developer Advocate - Games

Google

Kat Bailey

Kat Bailey

Senior Editor

USgamer

James Iliff

James Iliff

Co-founder & Chief Creative Officer

Survios

Michael Pachter

Michael Pachter

Research Analyst

Wedbush

Jay Cohen

Jay Cohen

General Manager

Wargaming America

Justin Hefter

Justin Hefter

CEO & Co-founder

Bandura Games

Chris Fralic

Chris Fralic

Partner

First Round Captial

John Koetsier

John Koetsier

VP, Research

VentureBeat

Shirley Lin

Shirley Lin

VP, Global Business Development

YeahMobi

Tim Merel

Tim Merel

Founder & Managing Director

Digi-Capital

AJ Glasser

AJ Glasser

Strategic Developer Relations Manager

Facebook

Daniel Bernstein

Daniel Bernstein

Vice President

Corum Group Ltd.

Seamus Blackley

Seamus Blackley

President

Innovative Leisure

Daniel Cho

Daniel Cho

Chairman of the Board & Co-founder

InnoSpark

Alex Kotowitz

Alex Kotowitz

General Manager

Blastworks

Ophir Lupu

Ophir Lupu

Head of Video Games

United Talent Agency

Richard Marks

Richard Marks

Director, PlayStation Magic Lab

Sony Computer Entertainment

Paul H. Müller

Paul H. Müller

Co-founder & CTO

adjust.com

Ian Sharpe

Ian Sharpe

CEO

Azubu

Gil Shoham

Gil Shoham

CEO & Co-founder

Supersonic

Michael Zhang

Michael Zhang

CEO & Founder

Firefly Games

Matt Zitzmann

Matt Zitzmann

CEO & Co-founder

Kamcord

Perry Tam

Perry Tam

CEO & Co-founder

Storm8

Mihai Pohontu

Mihai Pohontu

VP, Emerging Platforms

Samsung

Atul Bagga

Atul Bagga

VP & CFO - Asia

Zynga

William Rhys Dekle

William Rhys Dekle

Sr, Director of Worldwide Business Dev, First Party

Microsoft Game Studios

Greg Short

Greg Short

President

IEP

William Grosso

William Grosso

CEO

Scientific Revenue

Sinjin Bain

Sinjin Bain

CEO

MaxPlay

Jeferson Valadares

Jeferson Valadares

GM/VP of Product Dev.

BANDAI NAMCO

Patrick Walker

Patrick Walker

VP, Insights & Analytics

EEDAR

Katy Jo Meyer

Katy Jo Meyer

Sr. Business Program Manager

Microsoft

Justin Bailey

Justin Bailey

CEO

FIG / Double Fine

Keith Boesky

Keith Boesky

Principal

Boesky & Company

Rahul Sandil

Rahul Sandil

Head - Customer Acquisition & Engagement

Microsoft

Nancy Roberts

Nancy Roberts

General Manager, United States

glispa

Geoff Keighley

Geoff Keighley

Executive in Charge

MTV Networks

Amy Jo Kim

Amy Jo Kim

Co-founder

Shufflebrain

Peli Beeri

Peli Beeri

Founder & CEO

Bidalgo

Mitch Dyer

Mitch Dyer

Editor

IGN Entertainment

Scott Hartsman

Scott Hartsman

CEO

Trion Worlds

Ali Moiz

Ali Moiz

Founder

Vulcan

Jason Xu

Jason Xu

CEO & Chief Gamer

Battlefy

Justin Moravetz

Justin Moravetz

Tech Co-Founder / CTO

One Caring Team

Andrew Sheppard

Andrew Sheppard

Chief Operating Officer

Gree

Chris Kohler

Chris Kohler

Founder, Game|Life Channel on Wired.com

Wired

Geoff Robinson

Geoff Robinson

Player

StarCraft II

Alex Novosad

Alex Novosad

Co-Owner

GankStars

Kai Bolik

Kai Bolik

CEO and Co-Founder

GameDuell

Advisors

Ophir Lupu

Ophir Lupu

Head of Video Games

United Talent Agency

Jay Eum

Jay Eum

Managing Director

TransLink Capital

Phil Sanderson

Phil Sanderson

Managing Director

IDG Ventures

Reinout te Brake

Reinout te Brake

CEO

GetSocial

Sunny Dhillon

Sunny Dhillon

Principal

Signia Venture Partners

Mike Vorhaus

Mike Vorhaus

President

Magid Advisors

Agenda

Venue

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Oct 12 - 13, 2015
Grand Hyatt Union Square, San Francisco, CA