Schedule

8:30AM

Breakfast + Networking

9:30AM

Welcome + Streamlabs Keynote with Intel

10:35AM

Panel

Technology Trends Shaping the Future of Gaming & Streaming

Moderator:

Jason Wilson | VentureBeat

Guests:

Mike Chan | VP of Mobile Software, Razer

Erik Joiner | Director of Consumer Marketing, ASUS

Thadeous Cooper | Head of Community and Influencer Marketing, ASTRO Gaming

Arthur Chang | Segment Business Development Manager, Intel

While the media and entertainment industry was one of the first sectors of business to navigate digital disruption, its transformation is far from over. Anticipating the ways in which current technology trends will influence the gaming industry, livestreaming, and culture at-large can help us stay on the bleeding-edge of tomorrow’s world. Join us for an hour of incredible insights from the people on the front-lines at Razer, ASUS, & ASTRO.

11:10AM – Break

11:25AM

Presentation

YouTube, Balancing a VOD and Live Gaming Community: A Conversation with Ryan Wyatt

Ryan Wyatt | Head of Gaming, Youtube

Gaming has been an integral part of YouTube since the beginning of YouTube. While many platforms are focusing solely on Live Gaming, YouTube balances a Gaming community of 200M daily logged-in Gamers consuming Gaming content every single day on YouTube, and those users are consuming both VOD and Live. Join us as YouTube discusses their unique strategy to the Live Gaming space and the launch of their new destination on YouTube.

11:55AM

Panel

Real-Time Influence, Participation, & Interaction: The New Way to Watch Live Video

Moderator:

Dean Takahashi | VentureBeat

Guests:

Andy Lunique | Developer Relations, Discord

Jacob Navok | CEO, Genvid Technologies

Amir Shevat | VP of Development Experience, Twitch

Richard Fox | Program Manager, Mixer

Nick Miller | Product Manager, Facebook

What if you could chat with Daenerys Targaryen while you were watching her in The Game of Thones? What if John Oliver could thank you on screen for renewing your HBO Subscription? The real-time nature and audience-participation of live-streaming is undoubtedly one of the most significant and impactful characteristics of this new form of media. Platforms offer a conduit for this connection. We’ll speak with 5 technologists who help forge the connections between audience and viewer, and get their take on why it matters.

12:30PM – Lunch

1:30PM

Fireside Chat

Sports Broadcasting Delivering Experiences Through Livestreaming: A Conversation with Ryan Spoon

Ryan Spoon | Senior Vice President, Social Content & Digital Video ESPN

Moderator:

Murti Hussain | Co-founder, Streamlabs

As Senior Vice President, Social Content at ESPN, Ryan Spoon oversees the creation of original content for ESPN’s digital and social channels, helping define off-platform content strategy and managing the execution for ESPN social accounts. He was appointed to this role in September 2017.

1:55PM

Panel

Investments in Livestreaming & Esports: the Next Frontier

Moderator:

Clinton Foy | Crosscut Ventures

Guests:

Benjamin Grubbs | CEO, Next 10 Ventures

Ben Mathews | VC, Bessemmer Venture Partners

Jeff Lu | Investor, Battery Ventures

Stephanie Zhan | Partner, Sequoia Capital

2:30PM – Coffee Break

3:00PM

Panel

Traditional Sports vs Esports: How the NBA, MLS, and the World are Starting to Embrace a New Type of Athlete

Moderator:

Ben Fischer | Sports Business Journal

Guests:

Dan Dinh | COO, TSM

Tomi Kovanen | Business Development, Immortals

Lang Whitaker | General Manager, Grizz Gaming

Kevin Chou | Chairman, Gen.G

Delane Parnell | CEO, PlayVS

By 2019, it is estimated that 427 million people worldwide will be watching eSports. The billion dollar question is: “Where do eSports go from here?” Now a dominant force in the video game industry, game developers actively design with eSports in mind. Will they continue to be dominated by MOBA, FPS, and RTS games? Will we continue to see reports of viewership roughly 85% male and 15% female? Will the majority of viewers remain 18 and 34? Join us in a conversation with 5 representatives from the eSports industry, perhaps no one in the world would be as well-equipped to speak on this topic.

3:40PM

Panel

Breaking Barriers: How Gaming & Streaming are Becoming Diverse, and Who's Leading the Charge

Moderator:

Julie Muncy | Wired

Guests:

Mary J Lee | ASMR Streamer

Tanya DePass | I Need Diverse Games

Asif Khan | Games for Change

Maryam Sabour | Strategic Consultant & Founder of XR Portal

4:20PM - 6:00PM

Wine + Networking

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