Games and Media Industry Leaders to Gather at NY Games Conference, September 30, 2009

For Immediate Release

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 -- Digital Media Wire today announced the speakers and agenda for the highly-anticipated NY Games Conference to be held in New York City on September 30.

The most influential decision-makers in the digital media industry will gather at NY Games Conference to network, do deals, and share ideas about the future of games and connected entertainment. Now in its 3rd year, the event features lively debate on timely cutting-edge business topics surrounding online, mobile, console and social games. Participants are from the top publishers, developers, advertising, investment firms, social networks, technology providers and content companies.

The themes for this year's event include digital distribution, social and connected gaming and game monetization.

"We've seen terrific interest in this event from the games industry itself, as well as professionals in other areas of media and entertainment looking to learn from what the games industry has done to become the favorite medium of the millennial generation," says Jay Baage, Event Director, NY Games Conference. "A big topic of conversation at the event this year will be the fact that sales of video games are actually dropping off a bit in the last few months after years of explosive growth. The games industry is now facing many of the same issues as the music and film industries, which have been struggling as distribution moves from sales of plastic discs to digital distribution."

Confirmed speakers for the event include:

Masaaki Maeda, President&CEO, NTT DOCOMO USA

Ben Feder, CEO, Take-Two Interactive Software

Jill Braff, SVP, Global Publishing, Glu Mobile

Jason Oberfest, SVP of Business Dev., MySpace

Nanea Reeves, SVP, EA Online Group

Susan Choe, Founder&CEO, Outspark

Eric Goldberg, Managing Director, Crossover Technologies

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

Kyu Lee, President, Gamevil

David Reitman, VP, Content&Ent. Practice, Switch and Data

Adam Caplan, President, Super Rewards

David Freeman, CEO, The Freeman Group

Eric Zimmerman, Co-Founder&Chief Design Officer Gamelab

Ned Sherman, CEO and Publisher, Digital Media Wire

Jay Baage, VP of Content, Digital Media Wire

Anu Shukla, Founder and CEO, Offerpal Media

Jay Eum , Co-Founder&Managing Director, TransLink Capital

Dan Jansen, CEO&Co-Founder, Virtual Greats

James Green, CEO, Giant Realm

Michael Chang, CEO&Co-Founder, Greystripe

John Bates, MMO Evangelist, Entropia Universe / MindArk

Tom Akel, Supervising Producer, MTV Networks

Sebastien de Halleux, Co-Founder&COO, Playfish

Sanjay Sarathy, SVP, Marketing, Vindicia

Mike Vorhaus, President, Magid Advisors

Jonathan Epstein, President&CEO, Double Fusion

Hill Ferguson, VP Product Management&Marketing, Zong

Brandon Van Slyke, Game Designer,

Vicarious Visions (Activision Blizzard)

Peter Blacklow, President, WorldWinner, EVP, Digital, GSN

Anders Evju, VP, Bus Dev&Partner Relations, Americas, Oberon Media

Andrew Sheppard, Executive Producer, Interactive Media, hi5 Networks

Fernando Paiz, Executive Producer, Turbine

Martyn Brown, Studio Director, Team17

Billy Pidgeon, Research Manager, Consumer Markets: Games, IDC

Robert Driscoll, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

John Vechey, Co-Founder and Head of Social Games Studio, Popcap Games

Cindy Cook, Former Chief Strategy Officer and CMO, Vivendi Games

Alex Bubb, Senior Partner Manager, Games and Media, Nokia

Michael Worosz, Vice President of Business Development,

CBS Interactive -- Games and Music

Michael Klotz, Games Business, Senior Manager, The NPD Group

Robert Levitan, CEO and Co-Founder, Pando Networks

Chris Petrovic, GM, Digital Media GameStop

Kenny Rosenblatt, CEO and Co-Founder, Arkadium

Matthew Bellows, VP Sales, Vivox

Tom Dusenberry, Founder, Dusenberry Entertainment

Director&Advisor, Robonica

Event sponsors and media partners include Oberon Media, OfferPal Media, Outspark, SuperRewards, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Zong Mobile Payments, Vindicia, Parks Associates, New York - Tokyo, PR Newswire-MultiVu, Entertainment Consumers Association, GameX Industry Summit, ScreenBurn at SxSW, Women in Music, NYC Makes Games,, Nordic Game, Mary&Margaret, International Game Developers Association (IGDA), Casual Games Association, Terpin Communications, SocialRadius.

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