Los Angeles, CA (April 20, 2010)– Digital Media Wire today announced that LA Games Conference ( http://www.lagamesconference.com) to be held at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills on April 26, 2011, will feature many of today’s most successful, multi-platform companies representing the latest emerging business models shaping the gaming industry as it intersects with other forms of media and entertainment.
The event also includes two separate workshops for media and marketing executives trying to navigate this new space on the day before the conference on April 25, 2011, also at the SLS Hotel. The Transmedia workshop ( http://www.digitalmediawire.com/workshops/transmedia) will be co-hosted with Starlight Runner Entertainment’s CEO and Co-Founder Jeff Gomez. The Gamification workshop ( http://www.digitalmediawire.com/workshops/gamification) will be co-hosted by Bunchball and Badgeville.
Some of the most compelling and innovative speakers and companies across the gaming landscape will be appearing at the Conference:
Tony Bartel, President of GameStop Corporation. Ranked 255 on the Fortune 500 annual listing of public companies, GameStop is the world’s largest video game and entertainment software retailer. The company operates more than 6,500 retail stores worldwide, as well as GameStop.com and EBgames.com. Game Informer magazine, a leading multi-platform video game publication, is also an important part of the GameStop family.
Jack Buser, Director of PlayStation®Home for Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA). PlayStation®Home is a social gaming network where gamers can meet friends and play games. From originals like the 50-level tank combat shooter Sodium One to immersive spaces packed with games and exclusive content, PlayStation®Home provides players with a rich and dynamic gaming experience only possible on the PlayStation®3.
Adam Boyes, President, Beefy Media, strategic partner with The Weinstein Company's recently formed TWC Games division. Adam Boyes is a 15 year game industry veteran who has specialized in Production and Business Development. He has held positions such as Executive Producer at Midway and most recently he ran the Product Development group at Capcom US. At the helm, he delivered the most successful digital games initiative of the industry. Adam has more recently founded a company, Beefy Media, which specializes in working with large IP holders to bring their properties to fruition in the video gaming space in a high quality fashion. With a team of highly experienced producers, he recently announced a strategic consultancy with The Weinstein Company to form TWC games and bring their fantastic properties to the little screens.
Adam Levenson launched OmniMedia Music in 2011, a unique combination of composer talent agency and music production company for interactive media and the performing arts. Adam’s prolific career spans more than 18 years of experience in the video games industry having contributed to dozens of best-selling titles as an audio director, music producer, and music director. Combined with his many years of success as a recording musician, live performer, and orchestral percussionist, his diverse entertainment industry experience makes Adam uniquely qualified to collaborate with both musical creatives and project managers.
These companies and executives join over 300 decision-makers, creatives, analysts, press and leading professional gamers. Speakers include:
Phil Alberstat, Partner, Fuel Industries Inc.
Jay Baage, Event Director, LA Games Conference
Mari Baker, President&CEO, PlayFirst
Kraig Baker, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Tony Bartel, President, GameStop
Gordon Bellamy, Executive Director, IGDA
Danny Bilson, EVP, Core Games, THQ
Adam Boyes, President, Beefy Media
Jack Buser, Director of PlayStation®Home, Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA)
Michael Cai, Vice President of Video Games, Interpret
Maria Casey, Senior Manager of Business Development, Arkadium
Lee Clancy, SVP, Product Management&GM, Direct Revenue, IMVU
Geoff Cook, CEO, myYearbook
Mike Crouch, Director of Public Relations, Nexon America
Ethan Daniel, Chief Marketing Officer, TDVision Systems
Kurt Davis, VP of Business Development, Boku
Olivier Delfosse, VP, Interactive, Mobile&Digital Content, FremantleMedia Enterprises, Americas
Michael Doron, Vice President, ClickandBuy
Clive Downie, VP, Marketing, ngmoco:)
Ranah Edelin, COO, Raptr
Phil Eisler, General Manager of 3D Vision, NVIDIA
Hussein Fazal, CEO, AdParlor
John Fletcher, Analyst, SNL Kagan
Josh Fraser, VP, Business Development, Rightscale
Mark Friedler, Partner, Worlds and Games LLC
Eric Goldberg, Managing Director, Crossover Technologies
Jeff Gomez, CEO, Starlight Runner Entertainment
Mike Goselin, VP, Product Development, Hangout Industries
Grady Hannah, Director, Business Development, Darkworks S.A.
Gene Hoffman, CEO, Vindicia
Teemu Huuhtanen, EVP, Business Dev. and Communications, Habbo
Keith Katz, VP of Monetization, OpenFeint
Michael Klotz, Games Business Senior Manager, The NPD Group
Stefan Lampinen, Managing Director and Founder, SPELTJANST
JJ Lechleiter, Senior Director, Game Studio, Hands-On Entertainment
Adam Levenson, Executive Director, OmniMedia Music
Peter Levin, Co-Founder, Geek Chic Daily
Esther Lim, Digital Strategist, The Estuary, LLC
Ophir Lupu, Games Agent, Creative Artists Agency
Michael Marchetti, SVP&COO of EA Interactive, Electronic Arts
Carlos Melcer, SVP, BD, MasterImage 3D
David Min, Principal, Steamboat Ventures
Jay Moore, Co-Founder&Dir. of Business Development, BitRaider
Peter Nielsen, Media&Games Product Manager, Nokia
Michael Pachter, Managing Director, Equity Research, Wedbush Securities
Kelly Perdew, CEO, Fastpoint Games
Brock Pierce, Co-Founder and Chairman, Revenue APEX
Chethan Ramachandran, CEO and Co-Founder, Turiya Media
Nanea Reeves, Chief Strategy Officer, Gaikai
George Ruiz, SVP and Head of New Media, International Creative Management
Albin Serviant, CEO, MXP4
Ned Sherman, CEO&Publisher, Digital Media Wire
Greg Short, President&CEO, EEDAR
Steve Sims, VP of Client Services, Badgeville
John Spinale, VP of Games and Media, OnLive
Alex St. John, President&CTO, Hi5
Tim Steudler, Corporate Alliances and Business Development, Activision
Matt Story, Director, Denuo
Ian Swanson, CEO&Co-Founder, Sometrics
Rick Thompson, CEO&Co-Founder, Wild Needle
Jason Turner, VP, Gaming and Live Events, Endemol Worldwide Brands
Rob Uhrich, Senior Director, PaymentOne
Mike Vorhaus, President, Magid Advisors
John Welch, VP, Publishing&GM, Making Fun, a News Corp. division
Bill Young, Managing Director, EA Ready, Electronic Arts
Event sponsors and media partners include CEA, PaymentOne, PlayStation®Home, ClickandBuy, Vindicia, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, RightScale, OpenFeint, MXP4, boku, Management Signals, Playnomics, EEDAR, Bunchball, Badgeville, Starlight Runner Entertainment, Served Fresh Media, AFTRA, EMF, Mashable, Digital LA, WITI, WIGI, E3 Expo, ProductionHUB, Consumer Electronics Society, Eventful, TechZulu, Mary-Margaret Network, IGDA, BoogarLists, Parks Associates, TAG Strategic, Fusicology, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Young Upstarts, Terpin Communications, SocialRadius and PRNewswire.
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Other prominent Digital Media Wire events include NY Games Conference, Future of Television Forum, Digital Music Forum East&West, Digital Media Insider, and Digital Media Conference East and West.
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