2019 speakers

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Sam Asfahani

With several years of experience in gaming, Sam moved to New York in 2016 to build the NBA's strategy for the burgeoning esports…

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PETER J. FAVARO

Peter J. Favaro, Ph.D. is a psychologist technologist who has worn both hats in a rich and innovative career since the early 1980’s…

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JON OHLIGER

Jonathan Ohliger is the founder and CEO of VEEPIO, a mobile technology company that allows users to shop and monetize social media.

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JONATHAN YARBOR

Jonathan Yarbor is an experienced software engineer, startup CEO, and gamer.  Jonathan has spoken at several gaming and tech conferences…

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CHRIS CHANEY

Chris Chaney’s experience is underpinned by 10 years of success in the global sports and entertainment industry. As a former associate…

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CHARLES GALLANT

Leveraging a background in gaming, fine art, computer science, and robotics, Charles leads User Experience Design…

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YOSHIO OSAKI

As President/CEO of IDG - a leading research, consulting and analytics firm in the games/esports markets - Yoshio has been a…

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MELISSA YU

Melissa Yu is the cofounder and COO of Camelot. She leads product and marketing and can frequently be found talking to users. In her spare time, Melissa…

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JASON CHUNG

Jason Chung, is a faculty member at NYU's Tisch Institute for Global Sport where he developed and teaches New York City's…

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JON L. ISRAEL

Jonathan L. Israel is a partner and litigation attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he is the vice chair of the Sports Industry Team.

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NAEEM SHABIR

Naeem Shabir is a Law Graduate from the University of Manchester with a solid academic background. As an avid gamer…

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RYAN FAIRCHILD

Ryan Fairchild works with the top esports players and streamers in Fortnite, Dota 2, CS:GO, Call of Duty, the fighting game…

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LARS LIEN

Lars Lien is the CEO and co-founder of Luckbox, a pioneering and fully licensed esports betting platform preparing for launch in 2019.

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MICHAEL J. WALL

Michael J. Wall is of counsel and a business lawyer for Foley & Lardner LLP where he is a part of the Transactional & Securities Practice…