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"Play and Earn": Transforming Games with the blockchain Economy (Presented by Wemade)

Sponsor Speaker: Henry Chang  (Wemade)

Location: Room 2000, West Hall

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass, All Access Online Only Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing

Format: Sponsored Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person/Virtual

Free-To-Play Summit: How Web 3.0 Can Transform Free to Play Games: A 'Habbo Hotel' Case Study

Summit Speaker: Mika Timonen  (Sulake)

Location: Room 2002, West Hall

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass

Topic: Free-to-Play

Format: Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person

Free-To-Play Summit: blockchain, NFTS, Play-To-Earn…Is It Real or a Farce?

Summit Speakers: Seth Sivak  (Proletariat Inc.), Lars Doucet  (Level Up Labs, LLC), Holly Liu  (PKO Investments & Kabam), Dave Ranyard  (Dream Reality Interactive), Katrina Wolfe  (Laguna Games)

Location: Room 2006, West Hall

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass, All Access Online Only Pass

Topic: Free-to-Play

Format: Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person/Virtual Livestream

A Digital Identity Fit for the NextGen Web (Presented by Perkins Coie LLP)

Sponsor Speakers: Charlyn Ho  (Perkins Coie LLP), Ankur Patel  (Microsoft), Zac Rich  (Meta), Tobias Batton  (EX POPULUS)

Location: Room 2000, West Hall

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing

Format: Sponsored Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person

blockchain and Games: What Every Developer Should Know (Presented by WAX)

Sponsor Speakers: David Kim  (WAX), Michael Rubinelli  (WAX)

Location: Room 3009, West Hall

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass, All Access Online Only Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing

Format: Sponsored Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person/Virtual

F*** Disruptive Ads: How to Monetize Without Losing Your Audience (Presented by Relentlo, Inc.)

Sponsor Speakers: Neil Tewari  (Relentlo), James Jiao  (Relentlo)

Location: Room 3022, West Hall

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing

Format: Sponsored Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person

blockchain Gaming: How Good Tech Empowers Players and Player Communities (Presented by Dacoco - Alien Worlds)

Sponsor Speaker: Sarojini McKenna  (Dacoco (Alien Worlds))

Location: Virtual GDC Platform

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass, All Access Online Only Pass

Topic: Programming

Format: Sponsored Session

Viewing Experience: Virtual

How Web3 Gaming Help Us Dream and Build A Brighter Tomorrow (Presented by The blockchain Game Alliance)

Sponsor Speaker: Sebastien Borget  (Blockchain Gaming Alliance)

Location: Room 3022, West Hall

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing

Format: Sponsored Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person

blockchain Gaming Centered Around MIR4 and WEMIX (Presented by Wemade)

Sponsor Speaker: Shane Kim  (Wemade)

Location: Room 3001, West Hall

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass, All Access Online Only Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing

Format: Sponsored Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person/Virtual

How Web3 Games Work (and Sadly Don't)

Speaker: William Robinson  (Alliance)

Location: Room 202, South Hall

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing, Design

Format: Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person

Future Strategy of a Successful blockchain Platform (Presented by Wemade)

Sponsor Speaker: Edgar Lee  (Wemade)

Location: Room 3001, West Hall

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass, All Access Online Only Pass

Topic: Programming

Format: Sponsored Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person/Virtual

The Sandbox Talks New Gaming Metaverse Values (Presented by The Sandbox)

Sponsor Speaker: Sebastien Borget  (The Sandbox)

Location: Room 3020, West Hall

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing

Format: Sponsored Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person

Changes in the use of NFTs in games (Presented by Wemade)

Sponsor Speaker: Arya Choi  (Wemade)

Location: Room 3022, West Hall

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass, All Access Online Only Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing

Format: Sponsored Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person/Virtual

Play to Earn Entertainment & Economy (Presented by Splinterlands)

Sponsor Speaker: Richard Adleta  (Splinterlands)

Location: Room 3020, West Hall

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass, All Access Online Only Pass

Topic: Production & Team Management

Format: Sponsored Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person/Virtual

Build NFTs & Metaverses into any Game with Web3Auth (Presented by Web3Auth)

Sponsor Speaker: Elisha John Koh  (Web3Auth)

Location: GDC Industry Stage, Expo Floor, South Hall

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass

Topic: Programming

Format: Sponsored Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person

Star Atlas: From Embedding Games into Industry to Embedding Industry into Games (Presented by Star Atlas)

Sponsor Speaker: Michael Wagner  (Star Atlas)

Location: Virtual GDC Platform

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass, All Access Online Only Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing

Format: Sponsored Session

Viewing Experience: Virtual

Why the Game Skins You Bought Aren't Really Yours: How Building Games on the blockchain Is Different and Other Considerations (Presented by Harmony)

Sponsor Speaker: Peter Abilla  (Harmony)

Location: Room 2024, West Hall

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing

Format: Sponsored Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person

'SKYWEAVER': Learnings from Launching a Trading Card Game on Web3

Speaker: Philippe Castonguay  (Horizon Blockchain Games)

Location: Room 209, South Hall

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Design, Production & Team Management

Format: Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person

A Journey of Bridging Gaming with blockchain and NFTs (Presented by LUCKMON)

Sponsor Speaker: MC Tang  (LUCKMON)

Location: Room 3022, West Hall

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing

Format: Sponsored Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person

Culture Legos: blockchain Gaming and the Metaverse, Powered by Polygon (Presented by Polygon Studios)

Sponsor Speaker: Brian Trunzo  (Polygon Studios)

Location: Room 2011, West Hall

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing

Format: Sponsored Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person

GameFi Across Massive Games (Presented by Wemade)

Sponsor Speaker: Woo-june Chung  (Wemade)

Location: Room 3001, West Hall

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass, All Access Online Only Pass

Topic: Programming

Format: Sponsored Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person/Virtual

Women in Games in LATAM: Where Are We Standing?

Speakers: Micaela Mantegna  (Berkman Klein Center at Harvard), Maria Jazmin Giolito  (Game Audio Latam & Independent), Vania Catorceno  (Jalasoft), Renata Rapyo  (Rogue Snail), Sandra Castro Pinzón  (Timba Games), Margarita C. Pino Yancovic  (Foton Games), Diana Rodríguez Aparicio  (Big Monster Games), Sol Sánchez  (Somber Pixel), Shirley McPhaul-Castro  (Puerto Rico Science Technology & Research Trust)

Location: Room 2005, West Hall

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass

Topic: Advocacy

Format: Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person

Health and Wellness in the Metaverse (Presented by OGLife)

Sponsor Speaker: Brandon Sivret  (Original Gamer Life)

Location: Room 2011, West Hall

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Plus Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass

Topic: Design

Format: Sponsored Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person

Abilla, Peter

Title: Head of Community and Partnerships

Company: Harmony

Peter Abilla has been a marketing and growth leader for several leading blockchain projects including Oasis, ThunderCore and Mainframe. Previously he held leadership roles in operations at eBay and Amazon. He is interested in speaking with small to medium game publishers interested in the promise of NFT's and games utilizing the blockchain. Peter holds a Master's in operations research from The University of Chicago and a Bachelor's in Philosophy and Mathematics from Brigham Young University. And he has a town hall level 13 in Clash of Clans.

Borget, Sebastien

Title: Co-Founder & COO

Company: The Sandbox

COO AND Co-Founder, The Sandbox, Sebastien Borget is President of The Blockchain Game Alliance and is featured in countless summits, interviews and industry opinion media coverage.

Castonguay, Philippe

Title: Director of Product

Company: Horizon Blockchain Games

Chang, Henry

Title: CEO

Company: Wemade

With over 26 years of experience in the game industry, he is one of the most successful CEOs in South Korea. He started his career at Nexon in 1996, when the game industry itself was still in its infancy. After Nexon, he continued his career as the CFO of Neowiz, the Head of Strategic Planning Division of Neowiz Games, and the CEO of Neowiz Mobile. At Neowiz, he successfully sealed many M&A deals and contributed to the company's overall growth. He joined Wemade in 2013 as the Head of Strategic Planning Division and was appointed CEO in 2014, which is the role he's been devoted to ever since. With the new P&E (Play-and-Earn) paradigm, he is now committed to bolstering well-made games through the integration of blockchain technology and servicing them on WEMIX, the global blockchain gaming platform.

Chung, Woo-june

Title: Department Head

Company: Wemade

Over 16 years of experience in the game industry as a technical director, server engineer, client engineer, game designer, creative director and startup founder. Started his career with the MMORPG genre on PC platforms, including Kingdom of the Winds (NEXON) and TalesWeaver (NEXON). Later, as a lead game systems designer, he participated in developing AAA MMORPG such as ArcheAge (XLGames) and Civilization Online (XLGames in partnership with 2K Games). He founded a startup company to dive into the mobile game industry, and raised funds from KAKAO Ventures. As an owner and programmer, he had released a unique strategy game Bugmon Defense (VALCON) and attracted over 200K players globally without any paid campaigns. After winding up his first startup, he joined a couple of IP-based mobile RPG projects including Super String (Factorial Games, a PEARL ABYSS subsidiary) as a game director and Tera Hero (RedSahara Studio, a KRAFTON subsidiary) as the lead game designer. Later he joined GRAVITY NEOCYON to lead all development projects as a technical director and executive producer. He directed and released more than 40 apps within the hyper casual game genre and produced other development projects including Ragnarok V: Returns, Ragnarok: The Lost Memories and Paladog Tactics. Finally, he joined WEMADE as a technical director as well as a backend engineer for development of blockchain games. At WEMADE, he is currently participating in development of the WEMIX platform and GameFi services while directing the blockchain game project, Cryptornado. He has often switched his development positions between engineer and director throughout his career.

Ho, Charlyn

Title: Partner

Company: Perkins Coie LLP

Perkins Coie LLP Partner Charlyn Ho counsels clients on legal issues related to technology and privacy, including those affecting e-commerce sites, mobile devices and applications, artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML), virtual reality (VR), mixed reality (MR) and augmented reality (AR) platforms, cloud services, enterprise software, cryptocurrency platforms and Internet of Things devices. Charlyn provides strategic advice and counseling to all types of technology companies throughout their lifecycle, from startup to established enterprises. Charlyn is the co-lead of the firm's Immersive Technology industry group. Charlyn also maintains an active pro bono practice, which includes assisting senior citizens in drafting wills and estate planning documents and participating in immigration legal clinics in Washington, D.C. Charlyn currently provides pro bono representation to an international nonprofit organization that seeks to leverage a blockchain-based biometric identity technology to help global refugees and displaced persons establish legal status.

John Koh, Elisha

Title: COO

Company: Web3Auth

Elisha manages Operations at Web3Auth and oversees marketing, community support and business development to push the adoption of decentralised ecosystems and applications. Prior to Web3Auth he has served as a marketing and community advisor to multiple blockchain projects and hosted panels at multiple blockchain conferences.

Kim, David

Title: Head of Games Publishing, WAX Studios

Company: WAX

WAX Studios was created by the founders of WAX Blockchain with a mission to showcase, highlight and promote the potential of games leveraging the WAX Blockchain. As Head of Games Publishing, David oversees business development and marketing. He is a 20-year game industry veteran who was previously the Head of Interactive Games for Sony Pictures Consumer Products and prior to that at 20th Century Fox. On the game publishing side, he has held publishing and brand marketing positions at Autumn Games, Vivendi Games, THQ and Titus Interplay.

Kim, Shane

Title: Wemix Department Managing Director

Company: Wemade

Shane contributed to creating a gaming platform built on Korea's renown, first-generation social media service, Freechal. Furthermore, while he was at NHN - known for their dominant search engine, Naver, and gaming platform, Hangame - he oversaw the platform service division as the Head of Game Marketing and Publishing. Shane also led numerous gaming and platform projects at Netmarble and Wemade, where he played a leading role in a joint venture with Kakao Games as one of Kakao's early investors. Now, as CEO of WEMIX and Vice President of Wemade, he is exploring the blockchain platform with aspirations of taking the gaming industry to the next level.

Lee, Edgar

Title: Director

Company: Wemade

Over 20+ years of experience in the game industry as a game developer, game platform developer and CTO. As the Laboratory Leader of Platforms at Wemade, he is currently participating in the development of the WEMIX platform - one of the most successful gaming platforms in the blockchain industry. He desires to make WEMIX an essential platform for game developers interested in blockchain. He long served as CTO in the game sector of NHN, one of Korea's largest IT companies, and was in charge of game development and game platforms. He worked as the head of the game platform business center and created and serviced a commercial game platform for game developers. The game platform created is serviced as the Korean cloud product - adopted and used by many game companies and is also sold on the AWS MarketPlace. He has gained various global experiences by working in Korea for 16 years, Japan for 2 years and in China for 2 years. While in Japan, he worked as a CTO for NHN Hangame Fukuoka. Some notable sessions he had are as follows: - Speaker at G-Star (the Famous Korea Game Festival) in 2016 - "Why GamePlatform is needed for Global Game Market." - Speaker at Unite Seoul 2018 - "How to Service your game for Global Business with Gamebase." - Speaker at NHN Forward 2019 - "How to Service your game for Global Business with Gamebase."

McKenna, Sarojini

Title: Co-Founder & CEO

Company: Dacoco (Alien Worlds)

Sarojini McKenna is a co-Founder of the breakthrough NFT Metaverse, Alien Worlds, one of the world’s most popular blockchain games. She has bridged traditional business practices with decentralized communities and concepts since the early days of cryptocurrency. Prior, she spent more than four years in M&A at Rothschild in London and has represented equity on Boards of Directors. Saro holds an MA Hons from Oxford University where she was a Mrs. JH McKeown scholar.

McPhaul-Castro, Shirley

Title: Cultural Heritage Innovation Technology & Research Assistant

Company: Puerto Rico Science Technology & Research Trust

Originally from San José, Costa Rica, Shirley has called Puerto Rico home for over twenty years now. She currently works as a Cultural Heritage Technology Specialist at the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where she focuses on project ideation and management. She holds two Master Degrees, one in Viking and Medieval Norse Studies from the University of Iceland, and a second one in Comparative Literature from the University of Puerto Rico. For her thesis in both degrees she chose to direct research towards reception, Popular Culture and video game design, focusing on the adaptation and remediation of myth and legend for one project, and gender theory/semiotics/character design for the second. She actively advocates for the development and study of videogames as social “game changers” and cultural artefacts. She has organized (and hosted) many talks about video games as “serious” tools, including a series of talks held at the University of Puerto Rico titled “ Videojuegos y Cultura” (Videogames and Culture). In addition, she is a founding member of the Puerto Rico Game Developers’ Association and hostess/producer of “Mujeres en Gaming Podcast” (Women in Gaming Podcast), where she interviews spanish-speaking women working in the video game industry. Her current research is geared towards the intersection and potential between videogames and blockchain technologies

Robinson, William

Title: Core Contributor

Company: Alliance

Will Robinson is a core contributor at Alliance, a decentralized autonomous organization focused on accelerating web3 founders. He is also the founder of dfdao, a guild of player-builders who work on Dark Forest a game played on a blockchain. Prior to joining Alliance, Will worked at Grant Thornton as a domain expert in blockchain risk assessment. Will holds a PhD in Game Studies from Concordia University.

Rubinelli, Michael

Title: GM, Head of Studio, WAX Studios

Company: WAX

Michael is a 25-year gaming industry veteran having started his career in the early 90s with Electronic Arts. While at EA as a producer of various sports titles, Mr. Rubinelli's main focus was overseeing the production of John Madden Football. In 1993, he garnered the "Rising Star" Award and in 1994 he was honored with the "Top Producer of the Year" and the "Fast Tracker" award. Currently, Mr. Rubinelli is the GM, Head of Studio, at Worldwide Asset Exchange (aka – WAX) Studios. WAX is the number one blockchain in the world based on daily transactions. He oversees development of all internal and external games in their play-to-earn gaming portfolio. Mr. Rubinelli has also worked at The Walt Disney Company, THQ, Take Two, Esports Mogul and P4RC in an executive capacity.

Tewari, Neil

Title: CEO

Company: Relentlo

As an energetic and driven entrepreneur, Neil Tewari is constantly looking for ways to shake things up, which inevitably led to him dropping out of UC Berkeley to co-found a revolutionary video game ad-tech startup: Relentlo. As the CEO, Neil has experience building a company from the ground up, and working with both games and brands to create new experiences within the gaming space. Previously, Neil cut his teeth working in software development for Microsoft Hololens. In the present, Neil has also co-founded and currently manages Gryphon Ventures, a firm dedicated to empowering early-stage blockchain startups with the capital they need to realize their vision.

Wagner, Michael

Title: Co-founder and CEO

Company: Star Atlas

Michael is a tech-savvy serial entrepreneur with a formal background in capital markets analysis, economics, and valuation methods. He has founded multiple companies centered around the emerging blockchain and cryptocurrency industry, the most recent of which is Star Atlas. Collectively, he possesses 10+ years in capital markets analysis, holds his Chartered Financial Analyst designation, 7+ years in blockchain, 24+ years in gaming, and 5+ years in executive leadership.