VentureBeat revealed the line-up of speakers that are set to participate in GamesBeat 2013, taking place October 29-30 at the Sofitel Hotel in Redwood City, California. This year, GamesBeat will be a standalone event covering a variety of topics related to the game industry - as indicated by the diversity of its speakers.
This year's speakers (so far) are Bing Gordon, partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; Clive Downie, CEO of DeNA West; Tony Bartel, president of GameStop; Tim Merel, managing director at Digi-Capital; Kevin Chou, cofounder and CEO at Kabam; Rick Thompson, founding partner at Signia Venture Partners; and Brock Pierce, managing director of Clearstone Global Fund. GamesBeat's Dean Takahashi will serve as the master of ceremonies and moderator during the event. More speakers are to be announced.
This year's event will tackle a number of trending issues including an analysis of the upcoming slate of next-generation consoles; how alternate console platforms are affecting the big three console makers; how to better monetize content; how to enable better mobile game discovery among users; how social casino games may change online gambling and real-world casinos; cultural issues and gaming; the business of digital distribution and used games; how to find investment opportunities for games; breaking into international markets; and a whole lot more.
You can learn more about GamesBeat 2013 here.