Harai, author of 'Break from the Pack: How to Compete in a Copycat Economy, will be joined by a slew of other industry folks and journalists. Yes, game journalists:
Cammie Dunaway, executive vice president of sales and marketing, Nintendo of America, Inc
Jeff Bell, corporate vice president of global marketing, Interactive Entertainment Business, Microsoft
Peter Moore, president of EA Sport
Michael Pachter, managing director, research, Wedbush Morgan Securities
Jason Holtman, director of business development, Valve Software
N'Gai Croal, Newsweek
Daniel Sieberg, CBS News
Geoff Keighley, Spike TV
Brian Crecente, Kotaku.com.
Hey! I know that last guy! I sure hope everyone knows to not say anything around him, I hear he's a blogger.
NEW YORK, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- 1UP Network, the recognised leader
in print and online videogame content, announced today that celebrated
author, Dr. Oren Harari, will be headlining a stellar lineup of speakers at
the 11th Annual Electronic Gaming Summit. The Electronic Gaming Summit,
held May 19-21, 2008 in Napa, Calif., is the only event of its kind to
provide a platform for leading videogame industry influencers and top-level
executives to learn, network, and exchange ideas about the gaming culture
and its future.
The 2008 Electronic Gaming Summit boasts presentations from an array of
elite videogame industry and non-industry leaders, who through their vast
knowledge, experiences and business visions, will share invaluable insight
on hot-button gaming-related issues and trends. In addition to Dr. Harari,
author of 'Break from the Pack: How to Compete in a Copycat Economy,'
Summit speakers include such key business players as Cammie Dunaway,
executive vice president of sales and marketing, Nintendo of America, Inc.;
Jeff Bell, corporate vice president of global marketing, Interactive
Entertainment Business, Microsoft Corp.; Peter Moore, president of EA
Sports; Michael Pachter, managing director, research, Wedbush Morgan
Securities; Jason Holtman, director of business development, Valve
Software; Beth Simone-Noveck, professor of law, director, Institute for
Information Law and Policy, Democracy Design Workshop; Tanya Giles, senior
vice president, research and planning, MTV Networks Entertainment Group;
and a panel of prominent journalists that cover the gaming industry
including N'Gai Croal, Newsweek, Daniel Sieberg, CBS News, Geoff Keighley,
Spike TV, and Brian Crecente, Kotaku.com.
"From the inception of the Electronic Gaming Summit, this event has
been the gaming industry touchstone for uncovering key trends and
generating forward thinking," states Jason Young, CEO, Ziff Davis Media.
"This year's diverse lineup of speakers truly continues the prestigious
reputation of this event. Through their varied backgrounds and specialties,
their presentations will no doubt enlighten minds, open important dialogues
within the industry, and cultivate new ideas. I can't wait to hear what
this great group of minds has to say!"
The theme of this year's Electronic Gaming Summit is 1:1, exemplifying
what the focus is of this unique event, as it is defined in many different
ways -- the meeting of individuals face to face, the opportunity to have
direct, focused communication, and the current industry genesis as the
birth of the next-generation consoles translates into continuous growth and
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