Announcing Final Speaker Line-Up for NY Games Conference and Workshops, September 21-22, 2011


September 12, 2011    

Sony Computer Entertainment America to Keynote, Game Entrepreneurs from OMGPOP and Sifteo to be Spotlighted among 65 Speakers and 300 Senior Decision-makers from Leading Games, Media, Entertainment, and Tech Companies to Gather at NYC’s Most Prestigious Game Industry Event

New York, NY (September 9, 2011) - Digital Media Wire today announced keynotes, fireside chats, special presentations, speakers and final agenda for the highly anticipated NY Games Conference ( to be held at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City on September 22.

Keynote: The Evolution of Today’s Multi-Platform Game Market.

Philip Rosenberg, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA). SCEA is responsible for keeping PlayStation® growing and thriving in the United States, Canada and Latin America. In his role as senior vice president, Phil concentrates on developing new opportunities for growth, building strategic partnership initiatives and driving the company forward in its four-platform strategy.

Fireside Chat: Dan Porter is the CEO of OMGPOP, a social games developer for Facebook, iPhone and the web. OMGPOP is funded by Spark Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, Softbank and Rho Capital and has over 25 games released with millions of monthly players. Prior, Dan was the SVP Corporate Development for Richard Branson and The Virgin Group in North America where he led investments and sat on a number of Boards of Virgin Companies. Dan was also President of TicketWeb, the first online ticketing company, which he sold to Ticketmaster CitySearch. Dan will be interviewed by Mike Vorhaus, President, Magid Advisors

Special Presentation: David Merrill is President and co-founder of Sifteo. Sifteo represents a talented group of technology developers and visionaries, committed to changing the way we interact with computers. Dave will discuss how they are inspired by the importance of play, and how it can help us connect, learn and grow.  He is an expert in cutting-edge human-computer interaction, producing multiple award-winning interfaces and technologies that reinvent how people use computers, and his work has been featured at TED, MOMA, the Discovery Channel and Wired.

These individuals join a top caliber speaker group which include:

Eric Anderson, VP Content & Product Solutions, Samsung Electronics

Jeff Anderson, SVP of Social and Mobile Games, Majesco Entertainment

Jay Baage, Event Director, NYGC

Matthew Bellows, CEO, Yesware

Theo Bergquist, CEO, Gamersgate

Jack Buser, Director, Playstation Network

Nathan Camarillo, Executive Producer, Freeverse/ngmoco

Michael Cai, Vice President of Video Games, Interpret

Frank Cartwright, SVP of Product and Platform Dev., K2 Network / GamersFirst

Joe Ciarallo, Director of Communications, Buddy Media

Ted Cohen, Managing Partner, TAG Strategic

Mark Collins, VP Business Development/Content Acquisition, MXP4

Matt Costello, President and Creative Director, Polar Productions, Ltd.

Adena DeMonte, Director of Marketing, Badgeville

Michael Doron, VP, The Americas, Click and Buy

Tom DuBois, Executive Producer, Games, OnLive

Chris Early, VP, Digital Games, Ubisoft  

Christopher Erb, VP, Marketing, EA Sports

Owais Farooqui, SVP Digital Publishing, Atari

Ethan Fassett, SVP of Product, OpenFeint

Mark Friedler, Partner, Worlds and Games LLC

James G. Gatto, Partner, Intellectual Property, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Jeff Gomez, CEO, Starlight Runner Entertainment

Eric Goldberg, Managing Director, Crossover Technologies

Brad Hargreaves, Founding Partner, General Assembly

Volker Hirsch, Director, Business Development, Research In Motion (RIM)

Gene Hoffman, CEO, Vindicia

Matt Hulett, Chief Gamer, GameHouse (Real Networks)

Teemu Huuhtanen, EVP, Sulake Corporation (Habbo)

Ori Inbar, CEO and Co-Founder, Ogmento

Marshall Jensen, Manager Member, DMW Hexagon, LLC

Alex. St. John, CEO, Hi5

Daniel Kayser, Founder/EIC, Host/Writer, Host/Producer –

Michael Klotz, Director of Digital Games, The NPD Group, Inc.

Stanley Kwon, Director of Industry Products, CBS Interactive

Alex LeMay, CEO/Founder/Chief Creative Director, The Shadow Gang

Chris Lee, Publishing VP, En Masse Entertainment

Katharine Lewis, Deputy Head of FremantleMedia Ventures, FremantleMedia North America

Precious Manchepalli, Senior Program Manager – Games, HSN

Gavin McConnon, Co-Founder, boxPAY

Greg Ovalle, EVP, Billing Revolution

Michael Pachter, Managing Director, Equity Research, Wedbush Securities

Roger Pavane, SVP, PaymentOne

Andrew Pedersen, Vice President & General Manager, Social Games, Tagged

Billy Pidgeon, Senior Analyst, M2 Research

Andrew Schneider, Co-Founder & President, Live Gamer

Mihir Shah, President and Chief Executive officer, Tapjoy

Ned Sherman, CEO & Publisher, Digital Media Wire

Julie Shumaker, SVP & GM of Media, RockYou

Neal Sinno, VP of Business Development, Arkadium

Aaron Smith, Interactive Media Planner, Wieden+Kennedy

Elliot Solomon, VP, Business Development, Omek Interactive

Sean Spector, Co-Founder and SVP of Business Development and Content, GameFly

Nick Stam, Technical Marketing Director, NVIDIA

Reuben Steiger, Managing Partner, IPG Media Lab

Wade Tinney, CEO & Co-Founder, Large Animal Games

Kevin Tucker, Producer, Badgeville

Sean Vanderdasson, SVP, Game Service, Wildtangent

Mike Vorhaus, President, Magid Advisors

David Wilson, Divisional VP & GM, Cloud Gaming, GameStop

Dan Yang, SVP, Strategy and Business Development, MTV Networks Entertainment Group

Charles Yim, Strategic Partner Development, Google

Event sponsors and media partners include Admob by Google, Arkadium, Click and Buy, PaymentOne, MXP4, RightScale, boxPAY, OpenFeint, Davis Wright Tremaine, Vindicia, Badgeville, Pillsbury, WildTangent, Buddy Media, Starlight Runner Entertainment, RSG, Served Fresh Media, Canadian Music Week, Parks Associates, Fusicology, Game Recruiters, Gamify, BoogarLists,  Mary-Margaret Network,, Mashable,, and TAG Strategic.

On September 21, 2011, the day before the conference, DMW will also produce two exclusive workshops:

Social Media Management, produced with Buddy Media: We are in the midst of a massive shift online from a search and intent-based world to a social, people-based world. The last three years were about the consumer side of social platforms, as we watched Facebook, Zynga and Twitter grow exponentially. The next three years will about the enterprise side of social, and how companies engage and grow their businesses by tapping into these massive platforms. The world's best brands trust Buddy Media for Facebook & Social Media Marketing. In this exclusive 4 hr workshop you will learn how to manage your brand on Facebook, focusing on the three C's: content, community and of course, commerce. This workshop will be led by Greg Roth, Vice President, Buddy Media University

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Transmedia, produced with Starlight Runner Entertainment: This 4-hour event unique in the world, delivering practical, how-to transmedia training led by leading cross-platform producer and strategist Jeff Gomez, CEO of Starlight Runner Entertainment. He will teach his signature transmedia development process to business and ad agency executives, content producers, marketers and creators which has been used for such blockbusters as Hasbro’s Transformers, Mattel’s Hot Wheels,  Microsoft's Halo, Coca-Cola's Happiness Factory, Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean Tron Legacy and James Cameron's Avatar.

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The workshops will take up to 30 attendees each and require separate registration from the conference.

For complete agenda, registration and event details please visit:

Digital Media Wire also announced that Served Fresh Media, which specializes in social media promotion and reporting for conferences, expos, festivals and other large scale events, will provide pre-event buzz and a team of Social Media Reporters who will cover the event in real-time for the online audience with original content including YouTube “snack-sized” video interviews with guest speakers, candid photos, live-blog posts, play-by-play tweets and Facebook updates for all to share.

Other prominent Digital Media Wire events include LA Games Conference, Future of Television East, Digital Music Forum East&West, Future of Film and Digital Media Conference East. For more information, visit


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