The Gaming Society Conference @ LA (Invite Only)
350 S Grand Ave 32nd floor, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA
The Gaming Society is hosting a special
executive only conference for corporate and entrepreneurial thought
leaders in Los Angeles.
(If you are a senior
executive working in the gaming industry and you're looking for an
invite or chance to speak, feel free to request one from
Gaming conference will take place from 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm but by
purchasing this ticket will give you access to the full day!
What is the Gaming Society?
The Tech Society facilitates transactions among emerging technology
Founders/C-Suite, investors and service providers. The Tech Society owns
The Entrepreneurship Society, The Cannabis Society, The Blockchain
Society, The PropTech Society, The Gaming Society, and The Collective
The Tech Society creates, markets and executes 150+ emerging
technology conferences and hackathons annually in the USA, Canada, and
Europe with expansion planned for Asia in 2019.
The Gaming Society is dedicated to changing the
perception of eSports, and bringing more mainstream executive attention
by educating the marketplace. This exclusive invite-only conference will
be attended by eSports industry executives, entrepreneurs, influencers,
With our friends, partners, journalists, communicators and executives
from across the Gaming industry, we will be discussing Esports industry
news and trends. With the goal being to deliver vital, trustworthy
information and analysis in the most efficient way possible.
This will allow you to touch and feel what our Gaming Conferences are
all about. This conference will be hosted in a private space in Los Angeles.
Here's to getting deals done and building valuable lasting connections!
Keynote by XperielJohn Cutter leads product at Xperiel. Xperiel is creating a digital layer for existing virtual and physical infrastructure called the Real World Web. They provide the tools needed to connect technologies like AR,VR, and IoT to offer experiential content. Prior to Xperiel, he was at Google, led IBM Watson’s AR/VR Labs, and graduated from the University of San Diego.
Paul Dawalibi is The Esports Profit. He is also currently the CEO of Conquest and CEO of Obsidian Ventures. In his role at Conquest, he's building the world's first marketing and creative agency focused exclusively on the esports/gaming opportunity. It is the cornerstone of a broad thesis on the rise of esports, which is his current investment focus at Obsidian Ventures. The result willbe the creation, incubation and financing of dozens of esports businesses over the next 5 years. As an investor, operator andentrepreneur, Paul has invested across the technology spectrum over the last decade, founded and built companies, and always been ahead of the trends. He is an accomplished speaker, writer and is never afraid to speak his mind. Paul has recently launched thebusinessofesports.com, a blog and podcast focused on helping people to understand the massive esports opportunity. Paul is an MIT MBA, avid gamer, race car driver, and lover of all things tech/startup.
Riot Games was founded in 2006 by Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill with the intent to change the way video games are made and supported for players. In 2009, Riot released its debut title League of Legends to worldwide acclaim. The game has since gone on to become the most played PC game in the world and a key driver of the explosive growth of esports. Players are the foundation of our community and it’s for them we continue to evolve and improve the League of Legends experience. Riot Games is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA and has 23 offices worldwide.
Blizzard Entertainment is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software. After establishing the Blizzard Entertainment label in 1994, the company quickly became one of the most popular and well respected makers of computer games. By focusing on creating well-designed, highly enjoyable entertainment experiences, Blizzard Entertainment has maintained an unparalleled reputation for quality since its inception.
Stephen Ellis was a professional gamer in League of Legends, achieving 3rd at World Championships with many other accolades over 4 years of competing establishing a deep network throughout the esports and gaming industry. Afterwards, Stephen dipped into the start up world before joining Facebook in Partnerships, then Product-building out their live streaming and esports initiatives. Working with the likes of Supercell, Riot Games, Activision, et al.
David Fawcett is the founder of Epic and has 21 years of experience in Canadian capital markets, including 17 years managing money & several funds of differing strategies amassing an impressive track-record. Prior to founding Epic, Mr. Fawcett had worked for both Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and the Brendan Woodsinstitutional survey as a nationally-ranked analyst. David is also registered as an Advising Representative and Dealing Representative with the OSC.
Brandon Byrne is the CEO for the startup Opera Event, a platform for social media influencers. Opera Event is a technological solution for influencer to monetize and engage their audiences directly. Before Opera Event, Brandon was the CFO for Team Liquid and an executive at Curse, a PC technology and media company that was bought by Twitch.tv. An avid gamer, Brandon still plays World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Civilization, Xcom, Ark and Diablo III. He also serves as an advisor on the UC Santa Cruz board for games and playable media. Brandon has a bachelor’s degree from Pepperdine University in Business Management.
Metta Sport is an esports-focused international media, marketing & distribution agency. Metta Sport connects key elements of the sports, media & entertainment ecosystem providing growth strategy for leagues, federations, conferences, teams and rights owners. Metta Sport also conducts media rights negotiations with TV, OTT, digital and mobile platforms worldwide. Other services include consulting services for brands regarding esports marketing & sponsorship, capital raising, M&A counsel and private equity due diligence. Metta Sport has sucessfully negotiated over $50mm in media rights fees on behalf of partners. They were the founding partner of the award-winning GIRLGAMER Esports Festival and Metta Sport created new international exposure and revenue for WWE, Pac-12, ESL, DreamHack and StarLadder.
Ceo Wimmer brings a wealth of insight and experience to the CayRay Group. Most recently Ceo was the SVP of GlobalMarketing Partnerships for the UFC, Ultimate Fighting Championship including Inbev(Bud Light), Monster Energy, Harley Davidson, Doritos, Reebok, Toyo Tires, Fram Filters, EA Sports, Microsoft and more. Prior to the UFC, Ceo was VP of Learfield Sports helping to build out and run their national sales for their 100+ college sports properties. He also worked at Team Services as their VP and was the VP and GSM for the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) in the Washington D.C./Baltimore. Before MASN, Ceo helped to lead in the creation and management of the Fox Cable Sports Networks as VP of Network Sales. He also was instrumental in the development of the unwired MLB, NBA, and NHL networks for Fox Sports Net and development of the Foxsports.com website.
Lindsay McCormick is a broadcaster, journalist, and entrepreneur originally from Houston, Texas. She has hosted live events for The Super Bowl, broadcasted for Mayweather/Pacquiao and ESPN’s The Basketball Tournament and written for the pages of Newsweek,Esquire, and ESPN The Magazine. Her entrepreneurial efforts have centered around augmented reality, including a partnership with ePlay Digital Inc., and the launch of Big Shot Basketball, an AR game that allows users to build their fantasy team while taking selfies with their favorite NBA players. She currently is a judge/investor on Entrepreneur's "Elevator Pitch" show. Lindsay can also be seen on the big screen opposite Shemar Moore playing a talk show host in the romantic comedy, “The Bounce Back.”
Josh Lawler is an equity partner at Zuber Lawler & Del Duca LLP. Josh's practice focuses on finance, mergers & acquisitions, securities law and technology transactions. Josh has a particular focus on distributed ledger technology including blockchain protocol. Outside of the distributed ledger technology space, Josh's clients include private equity groups, public and private companies, fundless sponsors, family offices and sellers of large assets. He also leads the firm’s New Technology Groupwith a particular emphasis on Blockchain (distributed ledger), artificial intelligence, robotics, biotechnology, nanotechnology, virtual/augmented reality, internet of things, cybersecurity, and related Josh Lawler, Equity Partner at technologies.
Faisal Rashid provides strategic counseling to early, mid and late-stage private companies across a variety of sectors, advising his clients on day-to-day corporate matters as well as assisting clients in negotiating and managing financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions. He also provides ongoing advice to his clients on general corporate compliance,SEC reporting and governance issues. During law school, Faisal was Senior Editor of the Yale Journal on Regulation and selected as a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics. Prior to joining Fenwick & West, Faisal was a corporate associate with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in Palo Alto, CA and New York, where he represented companies such as American International Group, Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Goldman Sachs, Skype, Inc., and UBS.
Joseph Schenck focuses his practice on representing technology
companies in commercial transactions involving intellectual property.
Joseph has extensive experience with intellectual property transactions
including acquisitions, outsourcings, mergers and secured financings in
the areas of software, SaaS, mobile platform products and other
information technology assets. Prior to joining Fenwick & West, Joseph was an associate in the
intellectual property and litigation practice groups of a leading
international law firm. He also was a programmer analyst for the United
States Air Force, receiving an Achievement Medal from NATO for the
creation of software to automate flight planning operations. During law school, he served as member of the
Fordham International Law Journal, Fordham Moot Court and Trial Advocacy Team.
Mark Thomas is a serial entrepreneur with experience founding tech startups and other businesses. Most recently, he was the Co-Founder & CEO of Reesio, a VC-backed startup within real estate technology that was acquired byRealtor.com in 2015. Mark does everything for ZenSports except coding, including Product Management, User Experience Design, Marketing, PR, Sales, Recruiting, HR, Finance, and Accounting.
Trevor Doerksen has been at the intersection of media and technology since he first started making snowboarding films and then as executive producer of a national science television series. His graduate research into content repurposing has lead to multi-million dollar research projects, a chapter in a widely published textbook, and the founding of Mobovivo, then ePlay Digital (EPY:CSE). ePlay is the creator of the Big Shot Augmented Reality Sports, Esports and Entertainment games. A serial entrepreneur,Trevor has been awarded entrepreneur of the year, named one of the 50 Most Influential People, and has been featured in the New York Times, Mobile World Congress, Hollywood Reporter, and the Wall Street Journal.
Richard Carleton was appointed CEO of the Canadian Securities Exchange in July 2011. During his tenure, Richard and the CSE team led a re-capitalization of the exchange in 2012-2013 and established relationships with key influencers in the Canadian securities industry and beyond. These efforts positioned the exchange to take a leading role in the provision of public capital to entrepreneurial companies; from 2014 on, the CSE set a series of records for new listings, capital raised by issuersand trading turnover. An early advocate for the cannabis industry, the CSE is now the global exchange leader in the listing of issuers in the space. Recognized by the Financial Post Magazine as one of Canada’s “25 Cannabis Industry Power Players”, and a recipient of the American Trade Association’s “Captain of Industry” Award in November 2018, Richard is a frequent speaker on early stage company finance issues around the world.
Dan Mitre has 16 years of experience in video game marketing, developer and player communications, and building large-scale communities for AAA franchises. Dan made a career out of his passion for gaming, connecting publishers and developers to players.
Justin J. Giangrande is Executive Vice President of VaynerSports, and oversees marketing, public relations, and brand partnerships for their athletes. He also oversees the Los Angeles office and produces all VaynerSports branded events. Justin draws from over 12years of in-depth experience in handling athlete marketing and endorsement deals. Prior to joining VaynerSports, Justin was co-founder and CEO of NCLUSIVE, a marketing and branding firm that focused on building strong brands for top athletes and celebrities, while also driving overall marketing and endorsement revenue.
J Moses Over the past 3 decades, J Moses has served as a producer, CEO, founder, corporate executive, investor, advisor, and board member in traditional and digital media,in the U.S., Europe and Asia. J currently serves on the Board of Directors of Take-Two Interactive (Nasdaq: TTWO), where he has been Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee since 2007. Additionally, J serves on the Advisory Boards of Simulmedia, Inc. and Flow Corp, Inc. J is the Principal of J Moses Projects where he mentors entrepreneurs in early stage digital ventures. J also advises digital media and entertainment businesses, in alliance with Borden J Moses, Advisor at Simulmedia Media Consulting.
Jason Sugarman With over 20 years’ experience, Jason Sugarman is a leader in the finance industry in the areas of asset-basedlending, private equity, and debt investments. He has been a principal investor and financier of all asset classes and has led real estate, financial services, and infrastructure investments both domestically and overseas. Jason is a co-owner of aXiomatic. aXiomatic is an entertainment and sports management company. Investors for the group include businessvpeople Peter Guber, Tony Robbins, sports Magic Johnson, Ted Leonsis, and technology Steve Case, Eric Lefkofsky. The CEO is Bruce Stein, a former CEO and COO of Mattel Toys, Sony Interactive Entertainment and Kenner Products (Hasbro). On September 27, 2016, aXiomatic announced that it had acquired controlling interest of esports team Team Liquid.
Erik Reynolds is a 20-year veteran of the video games, esports, tech and entertainment industries. Reynolds has worked with some of the most famous brands and talent to help them craft their public story, go-to-market strategy and deliver those narratives in an engaging and audience-friendly manner. From executive producing a TV special about 50 Cent and hiphop’s influence on video games for Spike TV, to scripting and shooting BTS materials for dozens of games including a very memorable day with Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, Burn Notice) for the THQ released Evil Dead: Fistful of Boomstick, Reynolds has leveraged every channel for storytelling to get the job done. Previous collaborators and represented brands include 50 Cent, Katy Perry, Mr. Miyamoto, Will Wright (The Sims, SimCity), League of Legends (Riot Games), Wizarding World of Harry Potter, The Legend of Zelda, Pokemon, and more than 100 other game/IP launches supported in his career generating billions in revenue for the companies he’s represented.
Roderick Alemania is the CEO of ReadyUp. An accomplished entrepreneur, Roderick has been at the forefront of industry transforming technology throughout his career. As the internet was transitioning to commercial use, Roderick helped to grow Infoseek from startup to publicly traded company, which was then purchased by Disney. As gaming shifted to the mass market, he was a key contributor for driving IGN’s value from $26MM to a $650MM acquisition by News Corp. At Vudu, he moved digital distribution to high definition formats (HD) when the industry was still in its infancy. At Six Apart, he helped to lead the development of the influencer marketing industry during the early days of blogs. And, at Tapjoy, he pioneered mobile advertising strategies for consumer brands.
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