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

Chief Technology Officer
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

Dean Takahashi

Dean Takahashi

Lead Writer for GamesBeat at VentureBeat

Imran Sarwar

Director of Design
Formerly Rockstar Games

Don Bellenger

Game Director & Co-Founder
The Beauty Cult

David Kim

VP of Business Development & Marketing
wdny.io

Brooks Brown

Gary Yamamoto

CEO & Co-Founder
Finch Technologies

Presenting Sponsors

Enjin
Denuvo

Upgrade your free ticket to include:

– Exclusive access to speaker Q&A rooms after each session
– Exclusive access to in-person cocktail reception November 9 in San Francisco 
– Exclusive access to virtual round table discussions
– GamesBeat membership

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

Past attendees include

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