MIT Sloan Business in Gaming Conference set for Thursday with industry figures and panel discussions

The fifth annual MIT Sloan Business in Gaming Conference will take place this Thursday, March 21, and feature industry figures and topics ranging from eSports to crowdfunding, according to a press release from the conference's organizers.

This year's speakers include:

  • Ted Price, CEO and founder of Insomniac Games
  • Christopher Weaver, founder of Bethesda Softworks
  • Michael Worosz, VP of corporate development and strategy at ZelnickMedia
  • Cindy Au, head of community at Kickstarter
  • Eric Yeager, Games on Demand business lead at Microsoft

This year's panels and topics include:

  • "ESports and Competitive Gaming," in which panelists will discuss the scene's future.
  • "Big Data and Gaming," in which panelists will discuss how they use analytics to shape their games.
  • "Effects of New Distribution Channels in Gaming Business Models," in which panelists will discuss how digital distribution has affected the industry.
  • "Funding Your Game Company," in which panelists will discuss how to fund a game, including the recent crowdfunding opportunities presented by sites like Kicstarter.

MIT BIG's organizers hail from MIT, Babson Graduate School of Business, Harvard Business School and Suffolk University. Past speakers include Irrational Games' Ken Levine and industry analyst Michael Pachter. Those interested in attending can still purchase tickets through Wednesday.

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