The MIT Sloan's Business in Gaming Conference (BIG)
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MIT Sloan held its inaugural Business in Gaming Conference (BIG) on May 8, 2009. Highlighting current transformations and trends in the gaming industry, the conference featured panels covering topics like Serious Games, in-game advertising, digital distribution, and massively multiplayer online (MMO) business models.
MIT Sloan School of Management's 2nd annual Business in Gaming Conference (BIG) - Registration is OPEN!
This year’s event will be held on Friday, April 16th 2010 from 8am-5pm at the Microsoft New England Research and Development (NERD) Center in Cambridge, MA. This conference is unique in that it focuses on the business side of the video game world. It will bring together industry leaders, game developers, game designers, academics, and students from leading MBA schools and will facilitate discussions of the latest business trends and future direction of the video game industry.
The BiG conference theme “Competing on Analytics,” will cover a wide scope of issues and shall give attendees much to discuss throughout the daylong conference.
Here is the Full Release
March 18, 2010
MIT Sloan School of Management‘s Business in Gaming Conference (BiG) Registrations is OPEN! So, tell all your friends! Register here: www.mitbig.com Early Bird registration runs thru Monday March 29th, 2010 so sign up now! Keynoting the 2nd annual BiG Conference will be MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) pioneer Gordon Walton. He is currently VP and co-Studio General Manager at BioWare — Austin working on Star Wars®: The Old Republic™.
Each of this year’s conference panels and several notable panelists have been set and include:
The Changing Face of Social Games
- Panelist – Nabeel Hyatt, Founder and CEO of Conduit Labs
The Next Big Thing
- Panelist – Andy Zaffron, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Sony Online Entertainment
Building and Fostering an Online Community
- Panelist — Tom George, Director of Online Marketing and E-Commerce, Turbine
Hollywood: Converging Media and Blockbuster Properties
- Moderator – Chris Weaver, Bethesda Soft works, MIT Faculty
Best Practices in Marketing for Gaming Companies
- Panelist — Leonie Manshanden, Marketing Director, Irrational Games
How to Build and Finance a Gaming Startup
- Panelist – Pano Anthos, CEO Hangout Industries
Gaming Company Financial Analytics
- Moderator – Michael Pachter, Wedbush Morgan
Mass Effect: The State of the Gaming Industry in Massachusetts
- Moderator – Alex Aber, Foley Hoag
Early Bird registration runs thru Monday March 29th, 2010.