ESPORTS TECH INVEST AGENDA

THE NYC VIDEO GAMING AND ESPORTS EVENT FOR INVESTORS
thursday, May 2, 2019

TIME

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

Event Registration - Opens, Coffee, Networking

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Conference


Morning

9:00 AM – 9:10 AM
Esports Introduction

Steve Garrow, Kayon Partners

 9:10 AM – 9:35 AM
THE STATE OF THE INDUSTRY, Fireside chat

Rahul Sood, Unikrn CEO sits down with Ben Fischer of the Sports Business Journal to discuss the state of gambling in esports and video games, block chain technology, the future of entertainment, and what it’s like bringing celebrity investors into your company.   These topics and more as this fireside chat gives the audience a chance to pose some thought provoking questions to these two knowledgeable industry experts.

9:35 AM – 10:05 AM
THE MONEY

Hear from a panel of seasoned investors – what’s worked and hasn’t been successful for them.  What are they looking at next and how do they view the landscape and dangers ahead.

 Matt Wang – Evercore
Kai Bond – Comcast Ventures
Scott Rupp – Bitkraft
Deepen Parikh - Courtside Ventures

 10:15 AM – 10:30 AM
NETWORKING BREAK

 10:35 AM – 11:00 PM
Apparel and Merchandising

Collette Gangemi of NYXL leads a discussion on one of the hottest areas in retail and esports.

 Collette Gangemi – NYXL
Trenton Pierson – We are Nations
David Siqueiros – Metathreads
Rachel Feinberg – Ateyo

 11:15 AM – 11:40 AM
The Amateurs

Are high school esports the next green field? Are women gamers the fastest growing group of players?  Where does gambling fit into this? Scholarships?

 Steve Jaworski – High School Esports League
Tyler Schrodt – Electronic Gaming Federation
Austin Woolridge – Players’ Lounge
Josh DeBonis – BumbleBear Games

 11:45 am – 12:10 PM
THE OPERATORS

Moderator Patrick Wixted

Mike Prindiville, CEO of Dignitas and Chris Park , CEO of GenG share their experiences of running an organization playing multiple titles around the world, emerging tech and media consumption, and the challenges ahead.

12:10 PM – 1:20 PM
LUNCH BREAK

 Hear from four singular, young and disruptive companies as they tell their stories to a seasoned and probing panel.

Afternoon

 1:25 PM – 1:40PM
Keynote Fireside chat

1:45 PM – 2:10 PM
THE MONETIZATION OF DATA

Someone’s making money out here.  Performance analytics tools for gamers?  Data for sponsors and streamers?   This panel highlights some interesting groups monetizing data.

 Shi Deng – Big Blue Esports
Jenn Dariani  - Online Performance Group
Wayne Mackey – Statespace
Sabina Hemmi – Elo Entertainment

 2:15 PM – 2:40 PM
MOBILE

Is this where all the attention should be? Coray Seifert from FTX leads a provocative panel on the possibilities.

Asi Burak,  Tilting Point 
Demetri Detsaridis,   Experiment 7
Coray Seifert, FTX Games

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Networking Break

 3:05 pm – 3:30pm
MEDIA

Is this where the big money will be made? Sam Asfahani from OS Studios moderates a group of media execs on the opportunities and challenges facing broadcasting and media rights.

3:40 PM – 4:00 PM
Fireside Chat

TBA

4:05 PM – 4:25 PM
CELEBRITY GRUDGE MATCH

Join the fun as these celebs stake their gaming credibility for charity

 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
NETWORKING RECEPTION & EXHIBITS   

Finish the day with more networking and final looks at some of the exhibited innovations. An opportunity to demo a variety of new tech products and services in the esports & video gaming arena.

THROUGHOUT THE DAY

The One-on-One Café will be open all day for quiet sit downs, serendipitous encounters, and business discussions.

 Meet and Discover – Around the venue, on stage, and from display booths, investors and guests will have the chance to meet and connect with the latest, dynamic, early stage growth companies disrupting the video gaming and esports industry.