GamesBeat Summit 2021

Digital Only: April 28 – 29, 2021

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Join the GamesBeat community at our 12th annual executive summit

Dean Takahashi and the GamesBeat team return to the digital stage for GamesBeat Summit 2021, hosted online this April 28-29, 2021. Bringing together industry leaders for the 12th annual executive summit, the GamesBeat team aims to support content surrounding building inclusion, mental health, next-gen updates, and major industry changes post-IDFA.

GamesBeat Summit is the most intimate gaming event in the industry. Senior-level attendees return again and again knowing they’ll engage in genuine conversations, networking, and deal-making that come out of the Summit every year. Stay tuned for more announcements of this year’s theme, our amazing speaker line-up, and more!

Quality Content

The latest in the gaming industry the latest content.

Virtual Roundtables

Learn from your peers connect on the topics that matter most with those facing similar challenges.

Community Connections

Network from a distance register for an invitation to connect virtually with peers and prospects. 

Industry Knowledge 

Executive-level conversations the only gaming event on the map for gaming leaders on the forefront of advancement. 

Become a Speaker

GamesBeat Summit’s speaking platform is for gaming industry leaders with interesting perspectives on the future of the industry. If you have a story to share we want to hear it.

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Become a Sponsor

Present your thought leadership and company hosted by gaming’s top media brand. Learn more about the various sponsorship opportunities.

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Digital VIP Experiences

Women in Games Breakfast

Women have made incredible roads in gaming, but there is still a lot of ground to cover and battles to be won. The GamesBeat Summit event is placing special emphasis on diversity, hosting a follow-up Women in Games Breakfast.

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Diversity & Inclusion In Games

GamesBeat Summit 2021 is excited to bring more diverse groups to the gaming conversation. This event will be a digital meet-and-greet for this diverse audience.

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Virtual Roundtables

Following the success of Virtual Roundtables at GamesBeat Summit 2020, VentureBeat is excited to bring executive-level networking and curated leads generation to this year’s GamesBeat Summit 2021.

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Past GamesBeat Speakers

Mike Morhaime

Co-Founder
Blizzard Entertainment

Nonny de la Peña

CEO & Founder
Emblematic Group

Owen Mahoney

CEO
Nexon

Jenova Chen

Co-founder
Thatgamecompany

Mari Takahashi

Co-founder
Smosh Games

Stanley Pierre-Louis

President & CEO
ESA

Josh Yguado

Co-Founder & President
Jam City

Jennifer Bonine

CEO
Pink Lion AI

Frederic Descamps

CEO & Co-founder
Manticore Games

Tina Amini

Editor-in-Chief in Games
IGN

Mike Frazzini

VP of Games
Amazon Games

Keisha Howard

CEO & Founder
Sugar Gamers

John Smedley

Studio Head
Amazon Games

Nika Nour

Executive Director
IGDA Foundation

Matthew Ball

Managing Partner
Epyllion Industries

Kellee Santiago

Head of Developers Relations
Niantic

Gary Whitta

Screenwriter
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Michael Chang

SVP Corporate Development, NCSOFT West

Danny Bilson

Chair, Interactive Media, Games Division
USC

Andrea Rene

Host, Producer, & Writer
What’s Good Games

GamesBeat Summit Advisory Board

  • David Hoppe, Gamma Law

  • Kat Jones, Motiv PR

  • Mike Vorhaus, Vorhaus Advisors

  • Don Daglow, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Foundation

  • Peter Levin, Griffin Gaming Partners

  • Jim Ying, CVCapital

  • Sibel Sunar, Fortyseven

  • Perrin Kaplan, Zebra Partners

  • James Zhang, Concept Art House

  • Lisa Cosmas Hanson, Niko Partners

  • Michael Chang, NCSoft

  • Ivan Fernandez Lobo, GameLab

  • Hendrik Lesser, Remote Control Productions

  • Eric Goldberg, Crossover Technologies

  • Brandon Sheffield, Necrosoft Games

  • Lauren OBrien, VentureBeat

  • Megan Piedal, VentureBeat

  • Alex Olshonsky, VentureBeat

  • Divya Erram, Niantic

  • Sam Englebardt, Galaxy Interactive

  • Christina Yku, Advisor

  • Christopher Hermanowicz, NTT DOCOMO Ventures

  • Zsuzsa James, Consulate General of Finland in Los Angeles

  • Elizabeth Olsen, Advisor

  • Michael Metzger, Drake Star Partners

  • Joe Minton, Digital Development Management

  • Kris Soumas, Verizon

  • Justin Berenbaum, Xsolla