Exploring emerging markets, new gaming leaders,
and the next big trends

November 9 – 10, 2021

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About the Summit

Waves of hype always crash into the game industry, but we never know if they’re going to get our feet wet or be tidal waves that change the whole industry. GamesBeat Summit Next will examine the next big opportunities in a disciplined way with the industry’s thought leaders.

We will focus on the emerging parts of gaming that could turn into the next big market. Our major subthemes will focus on key areas and how they will grow in the post-pandemic world. Those subthemes include esports, user-generated content and the creator economy, influencers and the upheavals in marketing, nonfungible tokens and cryptocurrency, emerging markets, and the changing infrastructure of games.

Hear from c-level leaders across emerging markets:

Emerging Markets

Non Fungible Tokens (NFTs)
Blockchain
Cryptocurrency
AR/VR

New Gaming Leaders

The Creator Economy
User-Generated Content
Esports & Professional Players
Influencers & Upheavals in Marketing

Next Big Trends

Changing Games Infrastructure
International Markets
Dealmaking & Financial Trends


Hear from the growing list of gaming leaders including:

Strauss Zelnick

Chairman & CEO
Take-Two

Dan Sturman

CTO
Roblox

Mike Sepso

CEO & Co-Founder
Vindex

John Hanke

CEO
Niantic

Yat Siu

Co-Founder & Chairman of
Animoca Brands,
Founder & CEO
Outblaze

Anna Sweet

CEO
Bad Robot Games

Jack Attridge

Creative Director & Co-Founder
Flavourworks

Dr. David Washington

Founder, Chief Impact Officer
HiDef

Salone Sehgal

General Partner
Lumikai

Gabby Dizon

Co-Founder
Yield Guild Games

Sarah Bond

Corporate Vice President / Xbox
Microsoft

James Zhang

CEO, Concept Art House
Partner, Fifth Era

Eve Crevoshay

Executive Director
Take This

Kevin Chou

Founder
SuperLayer

Mari
Takahashi

Founder
Rebel Atom Production

Amy Jo Kim

Founder & CEO
Game Thinking

Anat Shperling

CEO
Toya

Jon Middleton

CEO
Nifty Games

Amy Wu

Partner
Lightspeed Venture Partners

David Levitt

Co-founder, President, & CEO
Pantomime Corporation

Tim Sweeney

CEO & Founder
Epic

Roham Gharegozlou

Roham
Gharegozlou

Co-Founder & CEO
Dapper Labs

Keisha Howard

Founder
Sugar Gamers

Chris Mellisinos

Creator of Smithsonian’s The Art of Video Games exhibition

John Linden

CEO
Mythical Games

Cordel Robbin-Coker

Co-Founder and CEO
Carry1st

Jacob Navok

Co-Founder & CEO
Genvid Technologies

Jay Chi

Founding Partner
Makers Fund

Theron James

CEO & Creative Director
Wildseed Games

Peter Moore

Unity Sports Executive & Board Member at Nifty Games 

Brian Bowman

CEO
Consumer Acquisition

Jeff Zirlin

Co-Founder
Sky Mavis

Steeve Huin

Chief Marketing Officer
Irdeto

Denis Dyack

CEO
Apocalypse Studios

Uri Marchand

CEO & Co-Founder
Overwolf

Witek Radomski

Co-Founder & CTO
Enjin

Rizwan Virk

Founder, Executive Director
Play Labs @ MIT

Jessica Lindl

VP of Social Impact
Unity

Nick Tuosto

Managing Director
LionTree

Matthew Ball

Managing Partner
EpyllionCo

Mitch Zamara

Lead Game Designer
Million on Mars

Piers Kicks

Senior Associate
BITKRAFT Ventures

Maria Kochmola

GP & Managing Partner
The Games Fund


Michael Lewis

VP of Direct to Consumer
Take-Two Interactive Software

Jon Brence

Director for Strategic Partnerships
Twitch

Joseph Kim

CEO
LILA Games

Franco DeCesare

Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer
Emerge

Sarah Buxton

COO
Gala Games

Gary Yamamoto

CEO & Co-Founder
Finch Technologies

Dean Takahashi

Dean Takahashi

Lead Writer for GamesBeat at VentureBeat

Carolin Krenzer

CEO & Co-Founder
Trailmix

Sébastien Borget

Co-Founder & COO
The Sandbox

Lars Doucet

Co-Founder
Level Up Labs

Chris LoVerme

CEO
SpacePirate Games

Imran Sarwar

Director of Design
Formerly Rockstar Games

Austin Woolridge

Co-Founder & CEO
Players’ Lounge

Andrzej Mazur

Founder
Enclave Games

Doron Nir

President & Founder
StreamElements

Don Bellenger

Game Director & Co-Founder
The Beauty Cult

David Kim

VP of Business Development & Marketing
wdny.io

Shahar​ ​Sorek

CMO
Overwolf

Robby Yung

CEO
Animoca Brands

Wanda Meloni

CEO & Principal Analyst
M2 Insights

Jason Brink

President of Blockchain
Gala Games

Oscar Navarro

VP Mergers & Acquisitions
Ubisoft

Morgan McGuire

Chief Scientist
Roblox

Patrick Cozzi

CEO
Cesium

Mike Vorhaus

CEO
Vorhaus Advisors

Emily Greer

Founder & CEO
Double Loop Games

Brendon Kim

VP, Managing Director, Global Head of Investments
Samsung Next

Chris Hewish

President
Xsolla

Mike Frazzini

VP Amazon Games
Amazon Game Studios

Josh Williams

CEO
Forte

Ron Williams

COO
Subspace

Jon Radoff

CEO
Beamable

Geoff Keighley

CEO
The Game Awards Inc.

Phillip Koskinas

Anti-Cheat Lead
Riot Games

Charlie Fink

XR Consultant, Author & Columnist

Rick Hoeg

Attorney
Hoeg Law

Willim Cui

Vice President of Tencent Games
Tencent

Rev Lebaredian

VP of Simulation Technology & Omniverse Engineering
Nvidia

Jinsoo Jeon

VP, Head of Metaverse
SK Telecom

Miko Matsumura

General Partner Gumi Ventures
Gumi Cryptos Capital

Cathy Hackl

Futurist

Denise Pollock

Denise Pollock

Director, Trust & Safety
Together Labs

Rachel Kaser

News Writer
GamesBeat

Mike Minotti

Reviews Editor
GamesBeat

Jeff Grubb

GamesBeat Editor
GamesBeat

Tim Guhl

Vice President of Sales
Singel

Tammy McDonald

CEO
Axis Game Factory

Ninel Anderson

CEO
Devoted Studios

Jake Hawley

Founder & CEO
TLM Partners Inc

Presenting Sponsors

Enjin
Worldwide Asset Exchange
Denuvo
Nvidia
GBS Next 2021 Summary

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GamesBeat Summit 2021 Audience

Who we expect at GamesBeat Summit Next

Founder
CEO
CMO
CIO
CTO
CFO
Chief Commercial Officer
Head of Innovation
Head of Gaming
Investor

Chief Experience Office
Chief Gaming Officer
Director of Marketing 
Head of Digital Gaming
SVP, Strategy & Brand
Chief Digital Officer
Head of Sports, Media & Entertainment Investments
Director Digital Innovation
VP, Marketing 

Chief Strategy Officer
Head of UA
Head of Content Acquisition
VP, Gaming
Games Developer
Director, Marketing Data & Analytics
Chief Customer Officer
Director of Corporate Development
Game Producer
Game Designer

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