VCON offers online social focus at GDC

VCON offers online social focus at GDC

By Rob Crossley

February 19th 2010 at 3:56PM

David Perry, John Smedley and EAâ??s Nanea Reeves to keynote

A full-day event dedicated to online, social and games-as-a-service will be integrated into this year’s Game Developers Conference.

The second day of GDC will be presenting VCON, a unique event that will discuss the industry's disruptive move into emerging service-based business models.

Gaikai CEO David Perry, Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley, and EA’s Global Online COO Nanea Reeves are set to offer keynotes at the key event.

Speakers will include an appearance from RedOctane co-founder Kai Huang, marking his first appearance since Activision shuttered the studio.

Organisers Live Gamer have revealed its most recent speaker list, which can be found below.

Keynotes
David Perry, CEO & Founder, Gaikai.com
Nanea Reeves, SVP & COO, EA Global Online
John Smedley, President, Sony Online Entertainment

Speakers
Howard Marks, CEO, Acclaim
Patrick Chun, SK Telecom, Cyworld
David Cole, President, DFC Intelligence
Kai Huang, Founder, Guitar Hero
Vili Lehdonvirta, Researcher, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology
M. Lee Clancy Jr., SVP Product Management and GM of Direct Revenue, IMVU
Mitch Davis, CEO & Co-Founder, Live Gamer
Andrew Schneider, President & Co-Founder, Live Gamer
Bill Grosso, CTO & SVP of Product, Live Gamer
Susan Wu, CEO, Ohai
Dennis Fong, CEO, Raptr
Brandon Beck, CEO, Riot Games
Atul Bagga, Vice President Equity Research, ThinkEquity
Daniel James, CEO, Three Rings