Each year, the most influential decision-makers in the digital entertainment industry gather at Digital Media Wire’s Annual LA Games Conference to network, do deals, and share ideas about the future of games and connected entertainment. The 2017 event will be held on May 10.


Held in the iconic W Hollywood Hotel, LA Games Conference is a high end favorite among game, media and investment leaders for the high energy, focused environment for networking, meetings and deal-making. Topics include VR/AR, eSports, Global Markets and Hollywood & Games.


LA Games Conference features two tracks with fireside chats, roundtables, panels and presentations on digital game investment, creation, distribution, marketing and monetization. The event brings together many of the elite in the industry for top sessions and power networking.


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2017 Speakers

Day 1
10 May 2017

Welcome & Opening Remarks 2017

PRESENTER Ned Sherman, Chairman, Digital Media Wire
Ned Sherman

View from the Top: The State of the Game Industry

Industry leaders discuss the current state of the game industry as the business continues its transition towards a digital future. What does it take to make a successful game these...
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Javier Ferreira
Eric Goldberg
Kent Wakeford
Chris Petrovic

Keynote Conversation with Phil Rosenberg, Sony Interactive Entertainment

KEYNOTE CONVERSATION Phil Rosenberg, SVP, Global Partner Development & Relations, Sony Interactive Entertainment Interviewer: Michael Pachter, Managing Director of Equity Research, Wedbush Securities  
Michael Pachter
Philip Rosenberg
11:00 - 11:30

Networking Break

PANEL: Virtual and Augmented Reality for Games & Entertainment

This panel of VR and AR leaders will discuss the latest developments for games and entertainment. The panel will focus on what is available in the market today. What are...
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Brooks Brown
Rob Auten
Christine Lee
Jamil Moledina

PANEL: Monetizing Games through Free to Play

This panel will discuss free to play and freemium models for games. What works? What doesn’t? What’s the right mix in deploying free to play? PANELISTS Bin Jeong, CEO, Pinkfong...
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Josh Burns

PANEL: The Opportunity of eSports for Brands, Agencies & Marketers

This panel will discuss best of brand activations of eSports teams, leagues, competitive gamers and streamers. What is the opportunity for brands, agencies and marketers? PANELISTS Mike Lee, Director of...
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Mike Lee
Bill Young
Joost van Dreunen

PANEL: Creativity Rules: Making Successful Games for Mobile Platforms

This panel will discuss how to make a successful game for iOS, Android and emerging mobile platforms. How important is creativity? What are the the metrics that matter when judging...
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Cynthia Woll
Margaret Wallace
Lina Chen
12:45 - 14:00

VIP/Speakers Luncheon (invite-only)

Games & Entertainment Industry Leadership Roundtable

This panel of leading game and entertainment executives will discuss the future of the game business as it intersects with entertainment. What kind of deals are being done?  How is...
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Chris Early
Chris Heatherly
Teemu Huuhtanen
Philip Rosenberg

Keynote Conversation with Jon Radoff, Disruptor Beam and Dan Murray, Skybound Interactive

KEYNOTE CONVERSATION Dan Murray, President, Skybound Interactive Jon Radoff, CEO, Disruptor Beam Interviewer: Ned Sherman, Chairman, Digital Media Wire
Jon Radoff
Dan Murray
Ned Sherman
15:10- 15:50

Networking Break & Meetup Discussion Groups

PANEL: Winning in China: Finding Success in the Chinese Market

With hundreds of millions of active smartphones and tablets in the market, the Chinese market presents a huge opportunity for game businesses. This panel will discuss the opportunities and challenges...
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Michael Cai

PANEL: The Power of Influence: Influencer Marketing & User Acquisition

This panel will discuss how games companies are using influencer marketing for user acquisition of games and gaming content. Topics include how to find the right influencer mix for your game, the...
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Mari Takahashi
Javon Frazier
Chrissie Scelsi

PANEL: The Video Ecosystem for Games & Game-related Content

This panel will discuss the video ecosystem for games and game-related content by looking at content creators, Twitch streamers, and YouTubers to talent agencies to brands to games. What are...
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PRESENTATION: Legal Issues for Games Businesses

This session is presented by the law firm of Sheppard Mullin. Jim Gatto is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group, Co-Team Leader of the firm’s Digital Media Industry...
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Jim Gatto

PANEL: The Future of eSports

Providing a potent mix of real-life spectatorship and digital entertainment, today the worldwide phenomenon of competitive gaming today counts over 200 million spectators annually (SuperData Research) and presents a unique,...
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Steven Roberts
Stan Press

PANEL: Hollywood & Games

This panel brings together a mix of companies and executives from the film and games industries to share ideas about relationship between games and the film industry and how to...
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TQ Jefferson
Spencer Hunt
17:45 - 18:45

Closing Reception


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399.00 USD

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