Transacting in the Metaverse


Chris Smith
BIG Esports, Founder

With twelve+ years’ experience in gaming, esports & technology, Chris is the founder & director of BIG Esports. Chris’ experience is wide-ranging, coming from his history in semi-professional play, community and national event coordination, game commentary, community management, business development, consultancy and PR and marketing across esports, gaming, influencers, and blockchain gaming. Past & present clients include: Razer, Fox Sports, HOYTS, JBHIFI, NVIDIA, ASUS, Intel, AMD.

Josh Marcus
Rumble Gaming, COO

Josh is the Chief Operating Officer of Rumble Gaming and Managing Partner of MKM Law, Canada’s first law firm and management agency dedicated to esports and content creation. Josh represents organizations and individuals across the esports industry on topics related to business strategy and implementation, sponsorship and partnership arrangements, monetization strategies, and determining paths to profitability. Josh advises his esports clients on legal issues ranging from corporate governance, brand protection, sponsorship and player negotiations, and immigration. His practice is a blend of advising startups and industry investors in their growth and acquisition of esports organizations, and representing his clients’ interests through litigation. In his spare time, Josh is an avid camper, gamer, and reality TV buff.

Dean Takahashi
GamesBeat, Lead Writer
Evan Heby
Tipalti, Senior Marketing Manager

Evan is a data-driven marketing professional with extensive experience in both sales and business development. He constantly works on creating alignment between marketing, sales, business development, and product to help tackle key business initiatives and inform strategic decision making. Before taking a role with Tipalti in July 2020, Evan worked at Oracle NetSuite for over five years, where his final role was Head of Services Industry Marketing. Evan graduated from Colgate University with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature & Environmental Studies. 

The metaverse opens countless new ways for brands to advertise, monetize, and evangelize their products. Transacting in the metaverse will rely on a mix of new and existing technologies, combined with modern infrastructures to facilitate payments, e-wallets, trading, and more. Join our session to learn about: 

  • Innovative businesses leading the shift to the digital world
  • Integrating your back-office to support new revenue streams
  • Facilitating payments to partners
  • Predictions for how commerce unfolds