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How games, sci-fi, and tech create real-world magic

GamesBeat Summit 2017

Berkeley, CA | May 1 & 2, 2017

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Gary Whitta

Chairman & CEO

Roberts Space Industries

Screenwriter, 

Rogue One

CEO

Oblong Industries 

& Science Advisor Minority Report

Chris Roberts

John Underkoffler

Video games, science fiction, and real-world technology are in an accelerated inspiration cycle and it shows no sign of slowing down. We see this trend creating tremendous opportunity for everyone in the ecosystem and invite you to join us to learn more, connect with your peers and make deals.

Join the thought leaders

GamesBeat Summit continues to be one of the most prestigious insider events for the game industry. An invitation-only gathering, it brings together only senior business leaders – including publishers, developers, company execs, entertainment industry execs, and investors – to discuss and debate trends and strategies in a peer-to-peer setting.

Bill Young

Head of Strategic Partnerships & Sponsorships

Twitch

Violet Blue

Journalist & Advisor

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Tim Sweeney

CEO

Epic Games

Sean Lee

Chief Corporate Development Officer

Wargaming

Charles Hudson

Venture Partner

SoftTech VC 

& Managing Partner

Precursor Ventures

Jamil Moledina

Games Strategic Lead

Google Play

Guy Bendov

CEO

Side-Kick

Jim Ying

Senior Advisor

CV Capital

Mike Minotti

Community Manager

GamesBeat

Dean Takahashi

Lead Writer

VentureBeat

Adam Gazzaley

Professor in Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry 

UC San Francisco

Ted Price

CEO 

Insomniac Games

Ernestine Fu

Co-Founder & Executive Chairman

Blackstorm Labs

Owen Mahoney

President & CEO

Nexon

Tej Tadi

Founder, CEO

MindMaze

Asi Burak

CEO

Power Play

Becky Ann Hughes

VP & GM

Glu Mobile

Asra Rasheed

Executive Producer

Disney

2017 Speakers

Kathy Astromoff

VP Developer Success

Twitch

Bob Gardner

Game Developer Evangelist

Intel

Amy Jo Kim

Game Designer, Architect, Coach

Rob Reid

Author

After On

Amitt Mahajan

Managing Partner

Presence Capital

Laszlo Kishonti

Founder & CEO

AImotive

Rami Ismail

Cofounder Vlambeer

Margaret Wallace

Chief Executive Officer

Playmatics

Megan Gaiser

CEO

Principal, Contagious Creativity 

John Hanke

Founder, CEO

Niantic, Inc.

Ralph Osterhout

CEO

Osterhout Group

John Underkoffler

CEO

Oblong Industries 

& Science Advisor Minority Report

Paul H. Müller

CTO & Co-Founder

Adjust

Rod Chong

C. Commercial Officer

Slightly Mad Studios

Justin Bailey

Founder & CEO

Fig

Andrew Paradise

Founder & CEO

Skillz

Akshay Khanna

VP Strategy

Philadelphia 76ers

Ellen Lyse Einarsen

Game Lead

The Future Group AS

Gary Whitta

Screenwriter

Rogue One

Chris Roberts

Chairman & CEO

Roberts Space Industries

Richard Hilleman

Director, PMT

Amazon Game Studios

Greg Richardson

Chairman

Team Dignitas

Thomas Geffroyd

Brand Content Director

Ubisoft

Raheel Hasan

Cofounder & CEO

1APP

James Gwertzman

Founder

PlayFab

Kim Pallister

Director

Intel Virtual Reality Center of Excellence

Ravi Belwal

Business Development Leader

Steve Peterson

CEO & Founder

ImagiGames

Robin Hunicke

Co-Founder

Funomena

Lewis Ward

Research Director, Consumer Markets

IDC

Zain Jaffer

Founder

Vungle

Glen Schofield

Studio Head & Founder

Sledgehammer Games

Micheal Condrey

Studio Head & Founder

Sledgehammer Games

Tim Chang

Managing Director

Mayfield Fund

Tom Emrich

Partner

Super Ventures

Eliot Peper

Author, Editor

Scout

James Zhang

Founder & CEO

Concept Art House

Deanna Terzian

President

Curriculaworks,

Tutorworks

David Jagneaux

Games Editor

 UploadVR

Brandon Lee

Consul General of Canada

Lisa Hanson

Managing Partner & Founder

Niko Partners

Austin Grossman

Novelist, 

Game Designer

Bo Daly

CBO & Co-Founder

Super Evil Megacorp

David Von Dorman

CEO

 Gazillion

and more...

Intersection of sci-fi, games, and tech


Creating a culture of inspiration and creativity


Monetization: How to acquire and retain your user base


Deals: Follow the money


Esports and building community


Emerging markets for games


Platforms: Where to place your bets? VR, AR, and more


Diversity and the expanding ecosystem

2017 Topics

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This year, GamesBeat Summit moves to the Claremont Hotel & Resort in Berkeley, just a 20-minute drive from downtown San Francisco. The Claremont is one of America’s iconic luxury hotels, overlooking San Francisco Bay and offering 22 acres of landscaped gardens and extensive networking areas. Its close proximity to San Francisco offers out-of-town guests excellent access to all the city offers for leisure or business, but is just far enough away from downtown to provide a perfect retreat setting. Check out our special event + hotel package when you register.

2017 Venue

Thank you to our 2016 sponsors

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2017 Sponsors

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