ESPORTS TECH INVEST AGENDA

Thursday, May 2, 2019

TIME

1:00 — 1:30 PM
Event Registration

1:30 — 1:40 PM
Welcome Remarks

Dave Kantaros — Partner & Chair, Technology Industry Group, Foley & Lardner LLP
Jon Israel — Partner & Vice-chair, Sports Industry Group, Foley & Lardner LLP
Stephen Garrow — Managing Partner, Kayon Partners

 1:40 — 2:20 PM
Panel — In the Trenches, Esports Operators

Farzam Kamel — Partner, Sterling.VC / COO, NYXL (Overwatch League)
Chris Park — CEO, GenG / former EVP Global Marketing & Partnerships, MLB
Mike Prindiville —  CEO, Dignitas
 Moderator: Patrick Wixted — SVP, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment

2:20 — 3:00 PM
Panel — Esports and The New Media Model

Rishi Chadha — Head of Gaming Content Partnerships, Twitter
Ken Hershman — Partner, Electronic Sports Group / former President, HBO Sports
Nathan Lindberg — Sr. Director, Global Sponsorship Sales, Twitch
Moderator: Nicole Pike — Managing Director, Nielsen Esports

 3:00 — 3:30 PM
Fireside Chat — Big Picture: Where is Esports Headed?

Mike Sepso — Chairman & Co-Founder, Electronic Sports Group / Co-Founder, MLG / former SVP, Activision Blizzard
Interviewer: Ben Fischer — Writer, Sports Business Journal

 3:30 — 3:50 PM
Break

 3:50 — 4:30 PM
Panel — Venture Esports: Opportunities & Risks

Kai Bond — Principal, Comcast Ventures
Vasu Kulkarni — Managing Partner, Courtside Ventures
Scott Rupp — Partner, Bitkraft
Moderator: Matt Wang — MD & Deputy COO, Evercore

 4:30 — 5:10 PM
Panel — Esports M&A: Endemic Organizations & Franchise Leagues

Don Cornwell — PJT Partners / former MD Media & Entertainment, Morgan Stanley
Bobby Sharma — Founding Partner, Electronic Sports Group / Special Adviser, Foley & Lardner
Kyle Charters — Vice President, Inner Circle Sports
Moderator: Ben Fischer — Writer, Sports Business Journal

5:10 — 5:50 PM
Panel — Mobile Gaming: Ubiquity and Scalability

Asi Burak — SVP, Tilting Point
Andrew Paradise — CEO & Founder, Skillz
Coray Seifert — Developer Relations, FTX Games
Moderator: Michael Wall — Of Counsel, Industry Sports Group, Foley & Lardner LLP

5:50 — 6:00 PM
Closing Remarks

6:00 — 8:00 PM
Cocktail Reception