Carrie Heeter

Professor of Media and Information · Michigan State University

Carrie Heeter is an expert in meditation, cybermeditation, user experience design, and serious games.

Self-Regulation Meditation Research Online Learning User Experience Design Serious Games

Kimberly Young

Director, Masters in Strategic Leadership and Professor of Management · St. Bonaventure University

Founder and Director at Center for Internet Addiction Recovery

Teaching Higher Education Clinical Internet Addiction Internet Gaming Addiction

Peter Blacklow

President, WorldWinner and Executive Vice President, GSN Digital · GSN

Don't roll the dice with your conference speakers! Cash in with this digital gaming industry expert and mentor to internet-enabled startups

Online Gaming

Constance Steinkuehler

Professor of Informatics · UC Irvine

Constance Steinkuehler researches the cognitive and social aspects of multiplayer online videogames and esports.

Teenage Boys and Gameplay eSports Computer Gaming Multiplayer Online Videogames Parenting and Videogames

Louie Velocci

Partner, Advisory · KPMG

Seasoned and accomplished IT professional who has spearheaded forensic reviews of online gaming for both public and private sector clients

Cloud Computing Regulatory Compliance Assessment Green IT Operations Risk Management It Due Diligence and Integration/Separation

Mark Deppe

UCI Esports Director · UC Irvine

Mark Deppe's expertise is at the intersection of video games, esports, education, and industry

Public Relations Psychobiology eSports Video Games Operations Management

Patrick Markey, PhD

Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Patrick Markey, PhD, is an expert on how violent video games affect behavior and relationship issues.

Video Games Violent Video Games Online Interactions Body Image Romantic Relationships

Raf Keustermans

Co-Founder, CEO · Plumbee

Co-Founder, CEO at Plumbee

Social Games Social Gambling/Social Casino Gamification Mobile Gaming

Andrew Pearson

President · Intelligencia Limited

President at Intelligencia Limited

eSports prescriptive analytics Social Media Healthcare Analytics Caisno Marketing

Brad Szollose

CEO · Brad Szollose International

Cross-Generational Leadership Development. Customized Workshops, Training & Executive Coaching for Talent Development.

Millennials Generation Y Baby Boomers Generation X 21st Century Management

Karen Shackleford, Ph.D.

Doctoral Faculty - Media Psychology · Fielding Graduate University

Media violence; Fandom and the construction of meaning from media; Media, race and gender.

Media Psychology Media Effects Social Psychology Gender Race

Catherine Cook

Founder · MyYearbook

Young entrepreneur and experienced social media speaker

Synchronous Gaming Monetizing Mobile Female Entrepreneurship Young Entrepreneur Social Media Marketing

Richard Tunney

Professor and Head of Psychology · Aston University

Professor Tunney's research is on judgement and decision-making. He also researches behavioural addiction including gambling.

Decision-Making Gambling Judgement and decision-making Surrogate Decision-Making Impulsivity

Johannes DeYoung

Assistant Professor · Carnegie Mellon University

Johannes DeYoung is an internationally recognized artist and filmmaker who works at the intersection of computational & material processes.

Animation Art Future of Work Design Cinema

Eli Singer

Founder and CEO · EXPERTS.INC

Serial entrepreneur and recognized digital communications thought leader

Advertising & Media Strategy Venture Capital Thought Leadership Startup Acceleration Rapid Prototyping

Luke Dicken

Founder · Robot Overlord Games

Expert in Artificial Intelligence Applied to Games and Simulated Worlds

Artificial Intelligence Game Development Education

Zach Whalen

Associate Professor of Digital Studies · University of Mary Washington

Dr. Whalen's research focuses on computer-generated literature, video games, and graphic narrative.

Electronic Literature Video Games Digital Studies Computer-Generated Literature Digital Humanities

Wouter Grove

chief Fu!N factor & engagement engineer · Gamechangers

Wouter Grove (on Serious Gaming and why business leaders should p(l)ay more attention to it)

Ben Chang

Director, Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences (GSAS) & Professor, Arts · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Explores the intersections of virtual environments and experimental gaming with contemporary media art

Digital Games Immersive Visualization Systems Experimental Gaming Electronic Art Virtual Environments

Peter Krapp

Professor, Film & Media Studies · UC Irvine

Expertise in: Secret communications & cryptologic history; cultural memory and media history; history of computing & simulations

Media History Cultural Memory Aesthetic Communication Cryptologic History Secret Communications