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Thursday, October 8 • 9:05am - 9:40am
VIEW FROM THE TOP: The State of the Game Industry

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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 days across platforms? What emerging gaming platforms will be the most important in the years to come? How do you make money in this more and more complicated gaming universe with new digital platforms competing for the time and pocketbooks of consumers?

PANELISTS
Jeffrey Anderson, SVP, Strategic Planning & Business Development, GSN
Shanti Bergel, SVP, Business and Corporate Development, GREE International
Chris Early, VP, Digital Publishing, Ubisoft 
Moderator: Eric Goldberg, Managing Partner, Crossover Technologies

Moderators
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Eric Goldberg

Managing Director, Crossover Technologies
Eric is a 30-year veteran of the game, consumer online, and wireless data industries, serving in capacities ranging from game designer to executive. | Since 2002, Eric is or has been a board member of, advisor or consultant to AOL, AT&T Wireless, Centerscore, Digital Chocolate, Electronic Arts, Exponential Entertainment, Gaia Online, HipLogic, In-Fusio, Juice Wireless, Kayak (dba Blaze), Lifetime, LimeLife, Meredith, Mforma (dba Hands-On... Read More →

Speakers
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Jeffrey Anderson

SVP, Strategy & Business Development, GSN Games
Jeff oversees commercial and strategic partnerships for GSN Games’ mobile, social and web platforms. Previously, Jeff served as Senior Vice President, Social and Mobile Games at Majesco Entertainment and was founder/CEO of Quick Hit Inc. (acquired by Majesco in 2011). He was also President and CEO of Turbine (now part of Warner Brothers) and has held leadership positions with Electronic Arts and Viacom/Paramount.   Jeff is a... Read More →
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Shanti Bergel

SVP of Business & Corporate Development, GREE International
Shanti Bergel brings a career-long passion for Web and mobile entrepreneurship to his role as Senior Vice President of Business & Corporate Development at GREE. Building upon 20 years of experience, he is recognized as an expert on freemium monetization and digital distribution. Prior to joining GREE, Shanti oversaw publishing, international expansion, monetization, and corporate development at social game developer Playfish. He also led... Read More →
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Chris Early

VP, Digital Publishing, Ubisoft
Chris Early joined Ubisoft’s San Francisco office in February 2010 as vice president of digital publishing. Early spearheads Ubisoft’s digital publishing initiatives, where he oversees digital game commerce, operations and player engagement in North, South and Central America territories. Early brings an impressive breadth of experience with prior roles at Microsoft, most recently serving as the general manager for Windows Gaming... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 9:05am - 9:40am
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