Schedule

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

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Opening Remarks
Dean Takahashi
Dean Takahashi GamesBeat, Lead Writer
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Building Socially-Focused Virtual Worlds
Matthew Ball
Matthew Ball EpyllionCo, Managing Partner
Anna Sweet
Anna Sweet Bad Robot Games, CEO
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Tanya Watson Bad Robot Games, COO
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How Do We Keep the Metaverse Cool?
Kim Libreri
Kim Libreri Epic Games, Chief Technology Officer
Dean Takahashi
Dean Takahashi GamesBeat, Lead Writer
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Reimagining the Way People Come Together
David Baszucki
David Baszucki Roblox, Founder and CEO
Dean Takahashi
Dean Takahashi GamesBeat, Lead Writer
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How Brands Can Prosper in the Metaverse
Cathy Hackl
Cathy Hackl Futures Intelligence Group, Chief Metaverse Officer & CEO
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Video Games and the Metaverse: How We Will Build it Together
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Anastasia Staten ESA Foundation
Joanna Popper
Joanna Popper HP, Global Head of XR, Go-to-Market
Jessica Lindl
Jessica Lindl Unity, Vice President of Social Impact
Raffaella Camera
Raffaella Camera Epic Games Unreal Engine, Head of Brands & Advertisers Solutions
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Creating Massive Digital Spaces
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Brendan Greene PlayerUnknown Productions
Dean Takahashi
Dean Takahashi GamesBeat, Lead Writer
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Rewards and Brands in the Metaverse
Nicholas Longano
Nicholas Longano Scuti, Founder & CEO
Gabrielle Heyman
Gabrielle Heyman Zynga, Head of Global Brand Partnerships
Seven Volpone
Seven Volpone Subnation, Co-founder & CEO
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Real World Regulations in the Metaverse: What Do You Need to Prepare For?
Chris Hewish
Chris Hewish Xsolla, President
Evan Kaylin
Evan Kaylin GRILLA, Founder, CEO
James Gatto
James Gatto Sheppard Mullin, Blockchain and Fintech Team Leader / Games Team Leader
Emily Stonehouse
Emily Stonehouse Linden Lab, Chief Compliance Officer
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Bringing the Metaverse to the Tabletop
Jeri Ellsworth
Jeri Ellsworth Tilt Five, Founder and CEO
Dean Takahashi
Dean Takahashi GamesBeat, Lead Writer
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The Metaverse: The Past & Future
Phillip Rosedale
Phillip Rosedale High Fidelity, CEO & Founder
Brad Oberwager
Brad Oberwager Linden Lab, Chairman of the Board
Ina Fried
Ina Fried Axios, Chief Technology Correspondent
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Planning for Inclusion of New Voices in the Gaming Metaverse
Jace Hall
Jace Hall HiDef, Founder, Chief Creative Officer
Rick Fox
Rick Fox HiDef, Founder, Chief Business Development Officer
N'Gai Croal
N'Gai Croal Hit Detection, Founder & CEO
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Putting Gamers and Their Rights at the Center
Mike Wagner
Mike Wagner Star Atlas, CFA, CEO
Miko Matsumura
Miko Matsumura gumi Cryptos Capital, General Partner
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How to Run a Metaverse Economy
Dirk Lueth
Dirk Lueth Upland, Co-Founder
Cathy Hackl
Cathy Hackl Futures Intelligence Group, Chief Metaverse Officer & CEO
Yat Siu
Yat Siu Animoca Brands, Chairman of the Board
Tommaso DiBartolo
Tommaso DiBartolo University of California Berkeley
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The Ethics of the Metaverse
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Kent Bye Voices of VR
Micaela Montegna
Micaela Montegna Harvard University and Women in Gaming of Argentina
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Jules Urbach Otoy, CEO
Kate Edwards
Kate Edwards Geogrify, CEO
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Closing Session
Dean Takahashi
Dean Takahashi GamesBeat, Lead Writer
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Thursday, January 27, 2022

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Women in Gaming Breakfast
Debbie Bestwick
Debbie Bestwick Team17, CEO
Tiffany Wang
Tiffany Wang Spectrum Labs, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer
Andrea Rene
Andrea Rene What's Good Games, Co-founder & Host
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Welcome from Emcee
Andrea Rene
Andrea Rene What's Good Games, Co-founder & Host
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Opening Remarks
Mike Minotti
Mike Minotti GamesBeat, Reviews Editor
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An Open or Closed Metaverse? - And the Opportunity for Start Ups vs Incumbents
Sir Ian Livingstone CBE
Sir Ian Livingstone CBE Hiro Capital, General Partner
Luke Alvarez
Luke Alvarez Hiro Capital, Managing General Partner
Marc Petit
Marc Petit Epic Games, General Manager, Unreal Engine
Kuleen Nimkar
Kuleen Nimkar Solana Labs
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Blockchain Powering the New Metaverse Economy
John Burris
John Burris Together Labs, Chief Strategy Officer
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Why Traditional Advertising Won’t Work in the Metaverse
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Samuel Huber Admix, Founder & CEO
Michele Landis
Michele Landis Accessible360, Co-founder & CRO
Dean Takahashi
Dean Takahashi GamesBeat, Lead Writer
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Curbing Toxicity in the Metaverse
Tiffany Wang
Tiffany Wang Spectrum Labs, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer
Rachel Kaser
Rachel Kaser GamesBeat, Writer
Laura Higgins
Laura Higgins Roblox, Director of Community Safety and Civility
Rachel Franklin
Rachel Franklin Electronic Arts, SVP of Positive Play
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Transacting in the Metaverse
Chris Smith
Chris Smith BIG Esports, Founder
Josh Marcus
Josh Marcus Rumble Gaming, COO
Dean Takahashi
Dean Takahashi GamesBeat, Lead Writer
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From the Metaverse to the Simulation/Matrix
Rizwan Virk
Rizwan Virk Play Labs at MIT, Executive Director
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How to Enable Massive Virtual Worlds
Herman Narula
Herman Narula Improbable, Founder
Dean Takahashi
Dean Takahashi GamesBeat, Lead Writer
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Enter a User-Led, Reality-Based Metaverse
Urho Konttori
Urho Konttori Varjo, Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer
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Metaverse Development - Infrastructure and Investment Trends
Wes Levitt
Wes Levitt Theta Labs, Head of Strategy
Ibrahim AlSuwaidi
Ibrahim AlSuwaidi DCM, Investment VP
Marc Thom
Marc Thom Sony Innovation Fund, Venture Capital Senior Investment Manager
Nick Birnbaum
Nick Birnbaum Alpha Sigma Capital, Partner and Head of Research
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A Metaverse for Enterprises: Non-Gaming Industrial Virtual Worlds
Nivedita Ojha
Nivedita Ojha Autodesk, Vice President of Platform and Data Strategy
Richard Kerris
Richard Kerris NVIDIA, Vice President of Omniverse Development Platform
Marc Petit
Marc Petit Epic Games, General Manager, Unreal Engine
Dean Takahashi
Dean Takahashi GamesBeat, Lead Writer
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Finding Your Place and Your Meaning in the Metaverse
Benjamin Charbit
Benjamin Charbit Darewise Entertainment, Co-Founder
Dean Takahashi
Dean Takahashi GamesBeat, Lead Writer
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GamesBeat Crew Podcast
Mike Minotti
Mike Minotti GamesBeat, Reviews Editor
Jeff Grubb
Jeff Grubb GamesBeat, GamesBeat Editor
Rachel Kaser
Rachel Kaser GamesBeat, Writer
Dean Takahashi
Dean Takahashi GamesBeat, Lead Writer
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Closing Remarks
Dean Takahashi
Dean Takahashi GamesBeat, Lead Writer
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