Media Events & Conferences

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Mon 07/26/10 — Tue 07/27/10

11:00AM - 11:00AM


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The Huntley Hotel

1111 Second Street
Santa Monica CA 90401

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Dealmaker Unplugged is an invite-only event bringing together the most influential people in the entertainment and gaming space.  No panels, no bloggers, no press, no tweeting. The day's conversations are off the record, allowing all of us to share, learn and network in a valuable way.


Tim Chang
Norwest VP
Greg Clayman
MTV Networks
Debbie Landa
Dealmaker Media
Dana Settle
GreyCroft Partners
Mark Silva
Real Branding
Chad Stoller

Day 1 - July 26, 2010 6:00PM - 9:00PM

OPENING NIGHT GAMING CHALLENGE | Bodega Wine Bar | 814 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA
Day 2 - July 27, 2010 8:30AM - 6:00PM

UNPLUGGED EVENT | The Huntley Hotel |1111 Second Street, Santa Monica, CA

The Huntley Hotel, Santa Monica, CA
Special Hotel Room Rate: $209 plus tax (limited amount)
Reservations: call 310-394-5454 (ask for Dealmaker Media group rate)



* A4R4 Media, Inc., Matt Bostwick, CEO
* Bebo, Jessica Alter, Business Development and Product Strategy
* Boku, Mark Britto, CEO & Co-founder
* Boku, Paul McGuire, SVP Business Development
* Boku, Ron Hirson, SVP Product/Marketing & Co-founder
* Brickfish, Nichole Goodyear, CEO and Co-Founder
* Bunchball, Amy Richards, SVP of Product Marketing
* CAA, Michael Yanover, Head of Business Development
* CBS Interactive, Mike Marquez, EVP, Strategy & Corporate Development
* E! Entertainment/Comcast Entertainment Group, Will Marks, VP, Business Development
* EA, Robert Nashak, VP, EA Casual Studios
* EA, Rob Balahura, VP, The Sims Internet Group
* Facebook, Tim Kendall, Director of Monetization
* Fourthwall Studios, Elan Lee, Co-Founder
* Fourthwall Studios, Jim Stewartson, President
* Fox Interactive, Walter Delph, Strategic Development
* FremantleMedia, Olivier Delfosse, Director, Interactive Licensing and New Media, Americas
* FremantleMedia, David Luner, SVP, Interactive and consumer products
* GirlGamer, Mike Prasad, CEO and Founder   
* Greycroft Partners, Dana Settle, Partner
* Henkel/Dial Corporation, Tim Fuhriman, Marketing Director
* Hi5, Bill Gossman, CEO
* IGG, Kevin Xu, COO
* IMVU Inc., Cary Rosenzweig, CEO
* K2 Network Inc., Joshua Hong, CEO
* Machinima, Allen DeBevoise, CEO
* Marvel Entertainment, Andreea Enache-Thüne, VP Games & Digital Distribution
* Mattel, Peter Marx, VP Technology and Production
* Mattel, Cynthia Neiman, VP Marketing
* McCann Worldgroup, Marc Ruxin, EVP, Chief Innovation Officer
* Microsoft, Mark Turner, Director, Studio Relationships & Strategy
* Microsoft, Dean Carignan, Director, Advertising Business Strategy, Entertainment & Devices Division
* Microsoft, Scott Kerfoot, Senior Director West Region D&PE
* Microsoft, Kevin Boyle, Director of Platform Strategy
* Microsoft, Shaina Houston, West Region Business & Group Marketing Management
* Monkey Gods LLC, Jason Kay, Chief Business Monkey
* MTV Networks, Jeff Yapp, EVP
* MTV Networks, David Bergantino, VP, Premium Games Production
* MTVN/AddictingGames, Kate Connally, VP
* Myspace, Mike Jones, COO
* Myspace, Jason Oberfest, SVP Business Development
* myYearbook, Geoff Cook, CEO
* Netflix, Kelly Merryman, Director of Content
* ngmoco, Neil Young, CEO
* NHN, Philip Yun, CEO
* Nokia, Nicki Purcell, Head of Digital Marketing, North America
* Norwest Ventures, Tim Chang, Principal
* Offerpal Media, Anu Shukla, Founder & CEO
* Paramount Digital Entertainment, Matt Candler, VP Interactive Development
* Paramount Pictures, John Kavanagh, SVP Interactive / Head of Games
* Paramount Pictures, Ajay Dugar, Executive Director
* Peanut Labs, Ali Asghar Moiz, Founder & COO
* Playdom Inc, Sean Phinney, VP Business Development
* Playdom Inc, Rachel Thomas, VP Marketing
* Playfish, Sebastien de Halleux, COO & Co-Founder
* Raptr Inc., Dennis Fong, CEO
* R/GA, Chris Colborn, Chief Experience officer
* RockYou, Ro Choy, Chief Revenue Officer
* RockYou, Shawnee Swarengin, Senior Director, Sales
* Rustic Canyon, Nate Redmond, Partner
* Sapient, Alan Wexler, President North America,
* Sapient Nitro, Chris Clarke, CEO
* SGN, Shervin Pishevar, CEO
* SK Telecom Ventures/Cyworld, Patrick Chung, Managing Director
* Slide Inc., Kevin Freedman, CFO
* Sometrics Inc., Ian Swanson, CEO
* Sony Pictures Television, Spencer Hunt, VP Game Production & Digital Product Development
* Sparkplay Media, Matt Mihaly, CEO and Creative Director
* Super Rewards, Adam Caplan, President
* Tapulous, Bart Decrem, Founder & CEO
* The Electric Sheep Company, Sibley Verbeck, CEO
* Three Rings, Daniel James, CEO
* Trion World Network, Lars Buttler, CEO
* United Sample, Matt Dusig, CEO
* United Sample, Gregg Lavin, President / Co-Founder
* Vivaty, Keith McCurdy, CEO
* Warner Music Group, Nikke Slight, SVP Global Product Development
* William Morris/Endeavor, Greg Johnson, SVP Executive Creative Director & Head of Digital
* Work at Play, David Gratton, CEO
*  Xbox Live Primetime, Manuel Bronstein, Director,
* XPD Media Inc, Robin Chan, Founder
* Yahoo!, Sam Pullara, Chief Technologist
* Zynga, Robert Goldberg, VP of Business Operations
* Zynga, Mark Pincus, CEO

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