For Immediate Release
NEW YORK, Aug. 27 -- Digital Media Wire today announced the speakers and agenda for the highly-anticipated NY Games Conference http://www.nygamesconference.com 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
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, NYCGameIndustry.com, Nordic Game, Mary&Margaret, International Game Developers Association (IGDA), Casual Games Association, Terpin Communications, SocialRadius.
For complete agenda, registration and event details please visit: http://nygamesconference.com
Other prominent Digital Media Wire events include LA Games Conference, Future of Television East&West, Digital Music Forum East&West, Future of Film and Digital Media Conference East and West. For more information, visit http://www.dmwmedia.com.
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