LGC: Digital frontiersmen face the seasoned pros

LGC: Digital frontiersmen face the seasoned pros

By Rob Crossley

October 22nd 2010 at 2:00PM

Bosses of Bigpoint, Gaikai, PlayJam and Q Entertainment feature in stellar line-up at essential trade event

The rising stars of digital and social gaming will join giants of the traditional games space to discuss the future of the market at the London Games Conference at BAFTA on Thursday, November 4th.

Heiko Hubertz, CEO of social gaming giant Bigpoint will kick things off with a keynote address. New technologies and business models will be represented elsewhere by, amongst others, Gaikai founder Dave Perry and Spil Games’ Floris Jan Cuypers, evangelists of their respective crafts in cloud gaming and HTML5.

Traditional publishing powerhouses will have their say through Codemasters CEO Rod Cousens and Capcom Europe COO David Reeves.

There will be exclusive new market data courtesy of Screen Digest, whilst Eidos life president Ian Livingstone will present the Livingstone-Hope Skills Review, which has been commissioned by the government and charged with establishing the UK as the world’s number one destination for game production.

Q Entertainment’s Shuji Utsumi is flying over from Japan to be part of a panel chaired by former Sony Worldwide Studios boss Phil Harrison, discussing the impact of social networks, online play and cloud technologies.

Also set to attend are senior executives from Electronic Arts, IGN, Playfire, EleGameStop and Playfish.

To order tickets for LGC contact Jodie.Holdway@intentmedia.co.uk or call +44 (0) 1992 535646

The Full Schedule

Starting at 5pm, the London Games Conference offers a focused line-up of keynotes, panel discussions and anaylsis until 8.15pm. After that is our evening dinner and networking.

The full timetable is as follows:

5:00pm
Welcome
Stuart Dinsey, Managing Director, Intent Media

5:02pm
The Keys to International Success with Online Games
Heiko Hubertz
, Founder & CEO, Bigpoint

5:25pm
The Shape of Clouds to Come
Chairman: Phil Harrison, Co-Founder London Venture Partners
Shuji Utsumi, CEO, Q Entertainment
Ben Cousins, General Manager, Easy (EA)
John Earner, General Manager, Playfish Europe Studios
Floris Jans Cuypers, Business Development Director, Spil Games

6:05pm
The Evolution of Retail Alongside Digital Distribution and Online Gaming
Ben Keen, Chief Analyst, Screen Digest

6:20pm
Coffee

6:35pm
Different Ways to Play, Different Ways to Pay

Chairman: Michael French, Editor in Chief, MCV
Chris Petrovic, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Gamestop Digital Ventures
Ian Chambers, International Vice President, IGN
Simon Osgood, European Product Development Director, InComm
Rod Cousens, CEO, Codemasters

7:10pm
Sharpen Your Skills
Ian Livingstone
, Livingstone-Hope Skills Review

7:20pm
The New Power Base
Chairman: Johnny Minkley, Eurogamer TV
David Reeves, COO, Capcom Europe
Dave Perry, CEO, Gaikai
Jasper Smith, CEO, PlayJam

8:00pm
The Government and the Games Industry
Ed Vaizey
, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries

8:13pm
Closing Remarks
Stuart Dinsey
, Managing Director, Intent Media