Sharkey confirmed as LGC speaker

Sharkey confirmed as LGC speaker
Michael French

By Michael French

August 11th 2011 at 11:53AM

Former Undertones singer to discuss adapting to the digital market at prestigious London event

Influential music industry figure Feargal Sharkey has joined the London Games Conference speaker roster.

The former Undertones lead vocalist and current head of record industry trade body UK Music, will deliver an address on lessons that the music industry has learnt during the digital transition. 

He will talk about the mistakes and the triumphs that got the music industry to where it is today and the prerequisites that an industry likes games must have if it is going to be successful in talking to legislators, major corporations and the member companies themselves.

He joins a list of luminaries set to talk in November. Other speakers include GameStop’s Mike Mauler, Valve’s Jason Holtman, Sega’s John Clark and digital security expert Prof Peter Sommer.

London Games Conference takes place at the Royal Society of Medicine and is organised by MCV and Develop publisher Intent Media.

“Feargal grows a line-up of influential speakers that are experts in digital distribution and connectivity and will be at LGC to help the trade improve its understanding of how games will evolve in the connected era,” said Intent Media MD Stuart Dinsey. 

“LGC is the only event that looks at how the industry is changing around online content and how everyone – publisher, retailer, developer and consumer – is affected.”

London Games Conference starts at 4pm on November 10th. The focused conference will be followed by networking and dinner.

Passes cost £229 before the early bird deadline of September 30th. Contact Hannah.Short@intentmedia.co.uk or call 01992 535 646 to book your space.

Sponsorship opportunities are available – contact Lucy.Hall@intentmedia.co.uk to find out more.

You can keep up with all the latest LGC info on Twitter – @londongamesconf.