One of the many guests taking part in this year's GamesBeat 2013 two-day conference is Mark DeLoura, the former video game executive and technologist who went to Washington to work for the Obama Administration. DeLoura is senior advisor on digital media for the White House Office of Science and Technology. When he was in the games industry he worked in executive roles at such companies as Sony, Nintendo, Google, Ubisoft, and THQ.
During GamesBeat 2013, DeLoura will take part in a fireside chat to discuss the Obama administration’s interest in games and apps for education, health and fitness, second-language learning, crowdsourced citizen science, and more. He'll also answer questions about how federal agencies are using video games and video game technologies, and the challenges related to developing games for civic use. More importantly he'll give us an indication of the administrations opinions on the effects of violent media and what – if anything – they might think needs to be done.
You can learn more about DeLoura's GamesBeat 2013 fireside chat here.