On May 1, join the most influential decision-makers in the digital media industry at Digital Media Wire's Annual LA Games Conference to network, do deals, and share ideas about the future of games and connected entertainment!
Held in the iconic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, LA Games Conference (LAGC) is a favorite among game, media and investment leaders for the high energy, focused environment for networking, meetings and deal-making. Featuring two tracks with fireside chats, roundtables, panels and presentations on digital game investment, creation, distribution, marketing and monetization, the event brings together many of the elite in the industry for top sessions and power networking.
2014 LA Games Conference Agenda:
Keynotes from Kristian Segerstrale (Initial Capital/Supercell/Playfish/GluMobile), Owen Mahoney (Nexon America) and Owen O'Donoghue (Facebook)!
Supercell Investor/Past Board Member; Playfish (now EA) & Glu Mobile Co-Founder, Kristian Segerstrale has been at the forefront of the rapidly transforming game industry since 2001. He is co-founder and partner at Initial Capital, a seed stage investor that led the seed round of Supercell where he served on the board. Prior to that he served as Electronic Arts’ EVP of Digital, after he co-founded, ran and sold social gaming pioneer Playfish to EA for $400M in 2009. He is also co-founder of mobile gaming pioneer Macrospace – today Glu Mobile (Nasdaq: GLUU). The keynote conversation features Kristian and Magid Advisors' President Mike Vorhaus.
Owen Mahoney was appointed President & Chief Executive Officer of Nexon in March 2014. Mr. Mahoney joined Nexon in 2010 and served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer until 2014, responsible for managing the Company’s finances, global operations, investments and strategic alliances. Under his leadership, Nexon successfully completed its $1.2 billion initial public offering on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, and formed strategic partnerships with high-profile developers and publishers around the world. The keynote conversation features Owen and Magid Advisors' President Mike Vorhaus.
Facebook's North America Casino Team Head, Owen O'Donoghue, has worked in the online and IT industry for 6 years. He began his career in Microsoft as an account manager looking after day to day dealings with Microsoft’s top business partners in the Irish market. Owen joined Facebook in September 2010 and works with leading gaming and gambling companies in Europe to drive success on the Facebook platform. The keynote conversation features Owen and Bees and Pollen's CEO Alan Avidan
2014 LA Games Speakers Include:
Jonathan Anastas, VP, Global Brand Marketing, Head of Digital & Social Media, Activision
Jeff Anderson, SVP, Strategic Planning & Business Development, GSN
Alan Avidan, CEO, Bees and Pollen
Paulus Bannink, Creative Technical Director, Zoic Studios
Michael Bolcerek, SVP of Business Development, Integrity, Aristotle International
Bjorn Book-Larsson, CEO, Reloaded Games
Ari Brandt, CEO & Co-Founder, MediaBrix
Bryan Buskas, SVP, Sales - Performance Advertising, AdColony
Michael Cai, Senior Vice President of Games and Digital, Interpret
Liam Callahan, Director, Games Industry Analyst, NPD
Steve Carlin, Global Head of Gaming Strategy, Facebook
Mariel Cartwright, Lead Animator, Lab Zero
Ben Chen, SVP, Global Developer Relations & Business Development, SponsorPay
Jenova Chen, Founder & Creative Director, thatgamecompany
Matt Cohen, Director of Business Development, Machinima
Amy Cotteleer, Founder and Chief Creative Officer, A Squared Group
Susan Cummings, Executive Producer, Doctor Who: Legacy
Ian Dallas, Creative Director, The Unfinished Swan
Sunny Dhillon, Senior Associate, Signia Venture Capital
Chris Donahue, Co-Founder, Elevate Partners
Walter Driver, Co-Founder & CEO, Scopely
Ian Flood, Gameplay Programmer, Yacht Club Games
Chris Early, VP, Digital Publishing, Ubisoft
Jason Enriquez, Director, Business Development & Global Communications, Glu Mobile
Oscar Fonrodona, Chief Marketing Officer, Akamon Entertainment
Steve Fowler, Head of Global Marketing, ArenaNet
Clinton Foy, Venture Partner, CrossCut Ventures
Tracy Fullerton, Associate Professor, USC School of Cinematics Arts/Director, USC Game Innovation Lab
Marc Graser, Senior Editor, Variety
Adam Gutterman, Director of Game Design and Monetization, Unity
Bob Heubel, Developer Evangelist, Haptics, Immersion Corporation
Anthony Jacobson, Head of Business Development, Skillz Inc
Andy Kleinman, Chief Business Officer, Scopely
John Koller, VP, Marketing - Home Consoles & Handheld Platforms, Playstation (Sony Computer Entertainment America)
Christina Lee, Associate Director, Nexon America
Kyu Lee, President, GAMEVIL USA
Peter Levin, Managing General Partner, York Ventures
James Liu, Founder, BoxCat
Brian Lovell, CEO, RED Interactive Agency
Owen Mahoney, CEO, Nexon North America
Michael Marchetti, Former CEO, Buffalo Studios (acquired by Caesars Interactive) and Founder and CEO, Hello Studios
Jean Mathews, Consultant, Strategy & Business Development, iMAGINATE
Nate Nanzer, Vice President, Frank N. Magid Associates
Owen O'Donoghue, North America Casino Team Head, Facebook
Miguel Oliveira, Team Lead, Thralled
Manish Patel, Partner, Highland Capital Partners
Matthew Patrick, Senior YouTube Channel Manager, Defy Media
Chris Petrovic, Head of Corporate Development & Strategic Partnerships, Kabam
Michael Powers, VP & GM, GameSpot, Giant Bomb, Ongamers, CBS Interactive
Brandon Quartararo, Vice President, Digital Capital Advisors
Jon Radoff, Founder & CEO, Disruptor Beam
Phil Ranta, VP, Talent Operations, Fullscreen
Erin Reynolds, Creative Director & Lead, Nevermind / Founder & Creative Director, Flying Mollusks
Michael Ritter, SVP, Business & Corporate Development, SGN
Kristian Segerstrale, Co-Founder, Initial Capital, Former Board Member, Supercell, Co-Founder, Playfish (acquired by EA), Co-Founder, GluMobile (NASDAQ)
Jamison Selby, Director, Monkey King Games and Chair, IGDA LA Chapter
Mikko Setala, Executive Vice President, Rovio Entertainment
David Siemer, Managing Director, Siemer & Associates
Rizwan Virk, Co-Founder, Midverse Studios
Mike Vorhaus, President, Magid Advisors
Steve Wadsworth, President, CEO & Board Member, Tapjoy
Jon Walsh, CEO, Fuse Powered
Dmitri Williams, CEO, Ninja Metrics
Spencer Yip, Director & Founder, Yummy Yummy Tummy
Michael Zhang, CEO, ZQGame
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