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CCCT | 27 APRIL - 1 MAY |CTICC 2 | CAPE TOWN

CCA | 26-29 SEPT | JHB EXPO CENTRE | JOHANNESBURG

Jay-Ann Lopez

Jay-Ann Lopez

CEO / Founder - Black Girl Gamers

I'm an innovative idea generator that builds to change the world. <br><br> I'm the CEO and Founder of Black Girl Gamers, a community-focused organisation that impacts the gaming industry by heightening the visibility and equity of Black Women gamers. I've grown Black Girl Gamers from a Facebook group into a 6-figure self funded business with a growing team in the UK and USA. We boast a community of over 9000+ Black Women Gamers; the largest community of Black Women gamers in the world. <br><br> My experience includes the below: - Brand Partnerships & Business Development: I have generated partnerships with a multitude of gaming and non-gaming clients including Google, Meta, Paramount, Netflix, Twitch, Benefit Cosmetics, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Warner Bros, Adidas, Riot Games, 2K, Ubisoft, Samsung and more, on both digital and IRL focused partnerships. <br><br> - Consulting - I consult in the following areas: Creative Marketing/Gaming/Diversity. Game consulting including Character representation & lore, digital & social media strategy, go-to-market strategy and innovative marketing solutions, inclusive events strategy, creative and cultural marketing, D&I, recruiting, Clients have included: AAA Publishers, Cosmetic brands, FMCG brands, TV & Film, <br><br> - Launching and management of BGG Talent, our internal talent agency and network: Since its inception in 2021, we have provided our talent with multiple opportunities to work with brands such as H&M, Google, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Benefit Cosmetics, Netflix, Warner Bros, Animal Crossing and more. I'm proud to say we have provided over $100,000 worth of opportunities to our talent. <br><br> - Event curation & production: I have a passion for curating innovative gaming events that shine away from the status quo such as Black Girl Gamers: Online Summit, sponsored by Twitch; Gamer Girls Night In 2020 & 2022 - the gaming industry's first gaming/beauty/fashion event with the latest iteration being sponsored by 2K, Riot Games, Ubisoft, NYX Cosmetics and Youtube. <br><br> - Public Speaking & Presenting: Examples include Cannes Lions 2021 with Amazon Ads, E3 2020, Microsoft Hack Week 2020 & 2021, EGX, Twitter, Unilever, Maybelline, Superunion HQ, Presenter for Ubisoft's GTV, Bafta Game Awards 2021 & 2022, Disney, London Games Fest, CBS, BBC Raise the Game <br><br> - Community Management & Communications - managing and maintaining the 9000+ community with my Community management team ensuring career development opportunities for our members. <br><br> - Team management and operations - Project Management - Budget management

All Sessions by Jay-Ann Lopez

DAY FIVE POP CULTURE CONTENT 01 May 2024
12:50 - 13:15

STREAMERCON: AI CONTENT CREATION - FRIEND OR FOE FOR CREATORS?

MAINSTAGE

As AI technology continues to evolve, the impact on content creation has become a hot-button issue in the streaming community. Is AI a helpful tool for creators, or a threat to their livelihoods? This must-see panel brings together industry experts to tackle this complex question.

Our panelists include Copae Xi, a pioneering AI developer, Jay Anne Lopez, a popular streamer and digital artist, Double Scuffed, a gaming influencer known for their innovative use of technology, and Akua Harris, an advocacy group leader fighting for creator rights in the age of AI.

Listen as they engage in a lively discussion on the pros and cons of AI-powered content creation. Discover how leading creators are leveraging these technologies, the ethical concerns surrounding AI, and strategies for navigating this rapidly evolving landscape.

Whether you're a creator yourself or simply fascinated by the future of digital media, this panel promises to shed light on a crucial topic that will shape the industry for years to come. Get ready for a thought-provoking exploration of AI's role in the creator economy.

DAY ONE POP CULTURE CONTENT 27 Apr 2024
11:00 - 11:45

STREAMERCON: JUST POST IT! - A MASTERS GUIDE TO GETTING YOU ONLINE

POP CULTURE STAGE

Veteran streamers reveal their strategies for growing an audience and getting discovered online. From optimizing search visibility to leveraging social media, they share field-tested tips for cutting through the noise. You'll learn frameworks for finding your niche, engaging followers, and developing shareable content. This comprehensive guide demystifies the path to building a thriving streaming channel.