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A Creative Disruption festival from The Drum

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Top figures in the gaming industry assemble to explain the sector's journey from a ‘bedroom’ hobby to a boardroom priority in entertainment. The panellists share their experience in the space, lay-out the trends, and hint at future developments. Our gaming veterans will also give guidance on marketing opportunities, be it in gaming or esports, brand integration, or in-game placements. Oh, we'll be talking about games a lot too. And we mean a lot.

Speakers

John McCarthy
reporter, The Drum
Will Kassoy
president, ex-Activision Blizzard and Adcolony, Omaze
Glen Calvert
chief operating officer of esports team Fnatic and founder of Affectv, Fnatic
James Draper
chief executive officer, Bidstack
Charlotte Cook
VP Gaming, Bidstack
Derek Wise
Chief Product Officer, Oracle Data Cloud

Asics innovation

Retail Entertainment

Featuring

  • Stephen Lepitak, executive editor, The Drum
  • Gary Raucher, executive vice president category, EMEA, ASICS

Lights, camera, diversity!

Entertainment Marketing

Featuring

  • Charlotte McEleny, deputy and Asia Pacific editor, The Drum
  • Liz Murphy, director, Sweetshop
  • Catherine Lees-Millais, director, MediaMonks
  • Meena Ayittey, film director, Great Guns
  • Eileen Hanna, Baileys marketing manager, Diageo PLC

The live event evolution

Entertainment

Featuring

  • Stephen Lepitak, executive editor, The Drum
  • Jon Ola Sand, executive supervisor of the eurovision song contest and head of live events, EBU/Eurovision
  • Samantha Fay, svp global brand strategy, Guiness World Records
  • Oliver Davies, head of marketing and development, Edinburgh Festival

The future relationship between brands and music

Entertainment

Featuring

  • Lynn Lester, managing director of events, The Drum
  • Katie Melua, recording artist, Performer
  • Sumit Bothra, director, ATC Management
  • Gary Cohen, head of brand partnerships, ATC Management

Positive Energy, Innovation and Creative Thinking

2020 will see huge changes to our society, economy and undoubtedly our industry but our outlook is far from gloomy, the Can Do Festival represents the positive energy, innovation and creative thinking that makes the marketing community such a powerful force for good.
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