2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Future of Games: Trends and Growth Opportunities

Sunday, March 15
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Long Center
AT&T Education Room
701 W Riverside Dr

We’re not in pong-land any more. Gaming has grown from the basement, to the living room, and beyond. Where will it go next? Industry experts will talk about the challenges game developers face today, about the merging of gaming into the larger entertainment industry, and where the gaming landscape is heading into tomorrow. Games are everywhere. What started on dedicated devices (think Pong) expanded to PCs, then consoles, and beyond to an expanding range of computers and devices: an open gaming ecosystem. From games played in transit, to games played in stadiums and the explosion of mobile games to eSports; the industry has grown and the way games are played and consumed is changing. As a result of this wild growth, the market for games has become as diverse as their consumers. This panel will discuss the trends, growth opportunities, and growing pains of this ever-exciting interactive medium.


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Christian Svensson


Svensson Consulting

Christian Svensson actively provides assistance to developers and publishers in all areas of the mobile, console, PC and VR gaming businesses.

Christian Svensson was the Corporate Officer and Seni...

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Drew Johnston

Sr Dir Technical Sales Games

Digital River

Drew is an experienced technology leader with long history managing teams running the gamut of independent games studio manager/developer, Chief Operations Officer (COO) for a visual simulation com...

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Matt Ployhar

Pres PC Gaming Alliance


· Matt Ployhar has been in the Tech industry for 19+ years. Starting in ‘96 at Microsoft, Matt made his mark as a Tech Evangelist in the SideWinder Gaming Devices group. In late ’99 he t...

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Free and open to the public. ***Admission subject to venue capacity and age restrictions.
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