Schedule

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

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Welcome from Emcee
Kahlief Adams
Kahlief Adams Riot Games, DEI Program Manager
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Opening Remarks
Dean Takahashi
Dean Takahashi GamesBeat, Lead Writer
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The Facebook Gaming Perspective
Rick Kelley
Rick Kelley Meta, VP, Global Gaming
Dean Takahashi
Dean Takahashi GamesBeat, Lead Writer
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Harnessing Cross-Play across Instant Games
Andrew Mo
Andrew Mo Meta, Product Lead
Jens Abke
Jens Abke LOTUM, Co-founder & CEO
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M&A Crystal Ball: Where Do We Go From Here?
Hemal Thaker
Hemal Thaker Goldman Sachs, Global Head of Gaming and Interactive Entertainment Investment Banking
Affan Butt
Affan Butt Aream & Co., Founding Partner
Chris Petrovic
Chris Petrovic FunPlus, Chief Business Officer
Jenna Hardy
Jenna Hardy Gearbox, CFO
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The Balance between New Players and Loyal Fans
Laura Keren
Laura Keren Playtika, VP Marketing
Peleg Israeli
Peleg Israeli Meta, Director of Global Gaming, Creative Shop
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Audience-Driven Games
Oliver Messenger
Oliver Messenger Meta, Director of Product Management
Jacob Navok
Jacob Navok Genvid Technologies, CEO
Matthew Ball
Matthew Ball EpyllionCo, Managing Partner
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App Monetization Strategies for 2022
Scott Koenigsberg
Scott Koenigsberg Zynga, CPO
Rina Hahm
Rina Hahm Meta Audience Network, Head of NA-West
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The Social Impact of Games: Virtual Roundtable
Simay Dinc
Simay Dinc Recontact Games, Co-founder
Susanna Pollack
Susanna Pollack Games for Change, President
Cristina Amaya
Cristina Amaya Latinx in Gaming, President & Co-Founder
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Why Brand Building is a Must for Game Companies
Willem Dinger
Willem Dinger Unilever, Global Director of Sponsorships
Brian Colbert
Brian Colbert Meta, Head of Gaming, Americas
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Reaching More Players via Inclusive Game Design
Tara Voelker
Tara Voelker Microsoft, Xbox Game Studios Accessibility Lead
Osama Dorias
Osama Dorias WB Games Montréal, Senior Game Design
Laura Teclemariam
Laura Teclemariam Netflix, Director of Product Innovation, Animation
Renee Gittins
Renee Gittins IGDA, Executive Director
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Diversity and its Role in Building Engaged Audiences
Thrive Gaming
Thrive Gaming Facebook Creator
Bre Eazyy
Bre Eazyy Facebook Gaming Creator
Luis Olivalves
Luis Olivalves Meta, Director of Global Gaming Creator Partnerships
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Building the Metaverse
Jason Rubin
Jason Rubin Meta, VP Metaverse Content
Dean Takahashi
Dean Takahashi GamesBeat, Lead Writer

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

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Welcome from Emcee
Kahlief Adams
Kahlief Adams Riot Games, DEI Program Manager
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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
Tanya Watson
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
Lindsey McInemy
Lindsey McInemy formerly Anheuser-Busch InBev, Head of Technology and Innovation
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Video Games and the Metaverse: How We Will Build it Together
Joanna Popper
Joanna Popper HP, Global Head of XR, Go-to-Market
Raffaella Camera
Raffaella Camera Epic Games Unreal Engine, Head of Brands & Advertisers Solutions
Anastasia Staten
Anastasia Staten ESA Foundation, Executive Director
Jasmine Roberts
Jasmine Roberts Google, Software Engineer
Clorama Dorvilias
Clorama Dorvilias Meta/Oculus VR, Product Manager
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Feeling the Metaverse
Sly Lee
Sly Lee Emerge, Co-founder & Co-CEO
Isaac Castro
Isaac Castro Emerge, Co-founder & Co-CEO
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Creating Massive Digital Spaces
Brendan Greene
Brendan Greene PLAYERUNKNOWN Productions, Director
Dean Takahashi
Dean Takahashi GamesBeat, Lead Writer
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There Are No Wimps in the Metaverse
Nicole Lazzaro
Nicole Lazzaro XEODesign, President and Founder
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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
Jillian Rothman
Jillian Rothman Warner Music Group, Senior Director, New Business & Ventures
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
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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Virtual Roundtable: Making the Metaverse Accessible
Michele Landis
Michele Landis Accessible360, Co-founder & CRO
Bell Beh
Bell Beh BuzzAR, Co-founder & CEO
Paula Jones
Paula Jones Blind Chihuahua, Founder & CEO
Emilie Joly
Emilie Joly Zoe Immersive, CEO
Isaac Castro
Isaac Castro Emerge, Co-founder & Co-CEO
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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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The Metaverse: The Past & Future
Phillip Rosedale
Phillip Rosedale High Fidelity, CEO & Founder
Brad Oberwager
Brad Oberwager Linden Lab & Tilia, 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 Uplandme, Inc., Co-founder & Co-CEO
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
Kent Bye
Kent Bye Voices of VR
Micaela Mantegna
Micaela Mantegna Harvard University, Berkman Klein Center Affiliate
Jules Urbach
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 (Off Main Stage, Invite Only)
Debbie Bestwick
Debbie Bestwick Team17, CEO
Tiffany Xingyu Wang
Tiffany Xingyu Wang Spectrum Labs, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer
Andrea Rene
Andrea Rene What's Good Games, Co-Founder & Host
Laura Naviaux Sturr
Laura Naviaux Sturr Amazon Games, Head of Business Operations & Player Experience
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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
Marc Petit
Marc Petit Epic Games, General Manager, Unreal Engine
Luke Alvarez
Luke Alvarez Hiro Capital, Managing General Partner
Kuleen Nimkar
Kuleen Nimkar Solana Labs
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DAOs and the Path to the Open Metaverse
Ryan Gill
Ryan Gill Open Meta, CEO
Chase Chapman
Chase Chapman DAO Contributor
Sarah Austin
Sarah Austin Qglobe, Co-Founder
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Why Traditional Advertising Won’t Work in the Metaverse
Samuel Huber
Samuel Huber Admix, Founder & CEO
Michael Liu
Michael Liu Carat, SVP, Head of Innovation
Doug Rosen
Doug Rosen Nickelodeon / ViacomCBS, SVP, Strategy, Business Development & Digital Products
Dean Takahashi
Dean Takahashi GamesBeat, Lead Writer
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Launching NFT Games in the Open Metaverse: Decentralized Gaming Guilds as a Channel Strategy
Sébastien Borget
Sébastien Borget Sandbox, Co-founder and COO
Andrew N. Green
Andrew N. Green Yield Guild Games, Advisor
Nicolas Gilot
Nicolas Gilot Ultra.io, Founder & CEO
Bozena Rezab
Bozena Rezab GAMEE, CEO & Co-Founder
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Curbing Toxicity in the Metaverse
Tiffany Xingyu Wang
Tiffany Xingyu Wang Spectrum Labs, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer
Rachel Kaser
Rachel Kaser GamesBeat
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
Evan Heby
Evan Heby Tipalti, Senior Marketing Manager
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Breakout Session A: Presence and Agency in the Metaverse
Louisa Spring
Louisa Spring Sam Immersive, CEO
Stephanie Llamas
Stephanie Llamas VoxPop, Founder and Chief Analyst
Jessica Ochoa Hendrix
Jessica Ochoa Hendrix Killer Snails, CEO & Co-founder
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Why The Plumbing Behind The Metaverse Matters
William King
William King Subspace, Co-Founder & CTO
Kumail Jaffer
Kumail Jaffer Gather.Town, Co-Founder & CTO
Dean Takahashi
Dean Takahashi GamesBeat, Lead Writer
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How Blockchain Gaming Will Go Mainstream
Jerome Collin
Jerome Collin SuperTeam Games, CEO
Kuleen Nimkar
Kuleen Nimkar Solana Labs
Chris Akhavan
Chris Akhavan Forte, Chief Business Officer
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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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Gamesbeat Crew Podcast
Dean Takahashi
Dean Takahashi GamesBeat, Lead Writer
Mike Minotti
Mike Minotti GamesBeat, Reviews Editor
Jeff Grubb
Jeff Grubb GamesBeat, GamesBeat Editor
Rachel Kaser
Rachel Kaser GamesBeat
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Closing Remarks
Dean Takahashi
Dean Takahashi GamesBeat, Lead Writer