Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRIV), the revenue growth experts in global cloud commerce, will host and sponsor the Monetization Track at the 2013 Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2013, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in room West 3018 of the Moscone Center. Senior executives representing some of the game industry’s largest brands will discuss and answer questions about some of the most pressing and challenging issues they are facing. Digital River’s Monetization Track will feature three interactive sessions that explore the critical components necessary to “make play pay” and maximize game profits. Attendees will walk away with global market intelligence, tips for using new devices to drive future growth, insights into the unification of gaming and toys, as well as a deeper understanding of how payment options can impact sales potential. The impressive line-up of sessions and industry leaders includes:
- 2013 Game Changers: How Will Devices Impact Your Future Growth?Panel moderated by Joost van Dreunen, Ph.D., co-founder and CEO, SuperData Research. Panelists include Christian Svensson, corporate officer and senior vice president, Capcom USA; Chris Early, vice president of digital publishing, Ubisoft; and Matt Ployhar, senior product planner, Software & Services Group, INTEL Corp.;
- Wanna Bet? The Future of E-Sports and Gambling in GamingPanel moderated by Michael Pachter, managing director, equity research, Wedbush Securities. Panelists include Roxanne Christ, partner, Latham & Watkins; Wim Stocks, executive vice president, Virgin Gaming; and Paul Thelen, CEO and founder, Big Fish; and
- Games and Toys: Creating the Perfect UnionPanel moderated by Kris Graft, editor-in-chief, Gamasutra.com. Panelists include Jordan Weisman, CEO and founder, Harebrained Schemes; David Merrill, president and co-founder, Sifteo; and Ken McDonough, regional director, GameStop.