Digital Media Wire Announces Agenda, Speakers and Virtual Reality Innovation & Networking Lounge for LA Games Conference April 19th

Annual Industry Confab Brings Together Top Leaders from EA, Sony PlayStation, Twitch, Google, CAA, SGN, Nexon, Tencent, Gamevil, Seriously, Kabam, Ubisoft, Glu, Endemol, Lionsgate, Perfect World, OGA and many more at the W Hollywood.

Los Angeles, CA — March 30, 2016 — Digital Media Wire today announced the agenda and speakers for the 11th annual LA Games Conference ( to be held at the W Hollywood in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 19th.

The one-day event features 8 panels, 4 keynotes, 2 presentations, 1 roundtable and discussion groups as well as exhibits, demos and networking within the historic W Hollywood. This year, for the first time, the conference also includes a Virtual Reality Innovation and Networking Lounge, co-hosted by the Open Gaming Alliance, where attendees will meet with developers, investors and game and Hollywood execs, as well as see the latest demos from the industry’s up-and-coming VR/AR companies and interactive panel discussions. Also, through the support of a group of Supporting Partners including Google, Gamevil, Nexon, Seriously and SGN, the conference is providing scholarships to indie developers to participate in the event.

LA Games Conference attendees are the industry’s thought leaders and decision-makers from the gaming, entertainment and technology industries including company founders, investors, major and indie game publishers, developers, advertisers, mobile companies, media and more.

The event includes four keynote sessions as follows:

  • Keynote with Fredrik Loving, General Manager of DICE LA
  • Keynote Conversation with Jens Hilgers, Founding Partner of BITKRAFT/Founder & Board, ESL; Interviewed by: Joost van Dreunen, CEO & Co-Founder, SuperData Research
  • Keynote Conversation with Chris Heatherly, SVP/GM of Disney Mobile Games, The Walt Disney Company; Interviewed by: Michael Metzger, Media & Tech Investment Banker at Houlihan Lokey

Confirmed speakers include:

Jens Hilgers, Founding Partner & Investor, BITKRAFT / Founder & Board, ESL

Bill Wang, Corporate Vice President & Head of Global Investment, Perfect World

Dave Madden, SVP, Global Media Solutions, Electronic Arts

Jesse Sisgold, COO, Skydance Media

Andy Swanson Vice President, eSports & Events, Twitch

Adrian Sexton, President & COO, Endemol Beyond USA

Jonathan Pan, Co-Founder & CEO, Team Elemental

Jill Braff, General Manager, Ellen Digital Ventures

Catherine “Catrific” Valdes, YouTuber

Javon Frazier, EVP, Strategy & Business Development, Studio71

Matt Raub, Creative Director, Video Game Vertical, DEFY Media

Derek Douglas, Head of Games, Creative Artist Agency (CAA)

Dan Brody, VP of Business Development, Tencent

Larry Cutler, Former Head of Character Tech, DreamWorks Animation, Board of Advisors, Baobab Studios

Matthew Collado, Chief Content Officer, Littlstar

Eric Goldberg, Managing Director, Crossover Technologies

John Koller, Vice President, Marketing, Sony PlayStation

Chris Early, Vice President of Digital Publishing, Ubisoft

Peter Levin, President, Interactive Ventures & Games, Lionsgate

Teemu Huuhtanen, Co-founder & CEO, Next Games

Koh Kim, Head of Business Development, Mobcrush

Mike Vorhaus, President, Magid Advisors

Shanti Bergel, SVP, Business & Corporate Development, GREE

Josh Brooks, SVP, Brand Strategy & Marketing, SGN

Lina Chen, Co-founder & CEO, Nix Hydra

Joost van Dreunen, Co-founder & CEO, SuperData Research

Sunny Dhillon, Principal, Signia Venture Partners

Michael Cai, SVP Research, Video Games & Technology, Interpret

Chris Petrovic, SVP & Head of Corporate Strategy & Development, Kabam

Clinton Foy, Managing Director, CrossCut Ventures

Christine Lee, Vice President, Business, Immersv

Nanea Reeves, President & COO, TextPlus

Andy Kleinman, Founder & CEO, MobLabs

Albert Lai, Co-founder & CEO, Big Viking Games

Lawrence Koh, General Manager, Nexon M, NEXON

Ned Sherman, CEO & Executive Producer, Digital Media Wire

Event sponsors and media partners include: AdMob by Google, Nexon, SGN, Seriously, Gamevil, Sheppard Mullin, BlueStacks, Euro Vat Refund, Open Gaming Alliance, IGDA ,, WIGI, Gaming Business Review, Digital LA, Fusicology, NATPE, SAG-AFTRA, LA Tech Digest, WITI

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