Phaedra Boinodiris is IBM's global lead for serious games and gamification at IBM. Since the start of her career at IBM she has incubated a game development ecosystem on IBM’s cloud, a games for marketing program, and IBM's very first consulting practice integrating games with real data and real processes to solve complex problems for organizations. She is also the author of Serious Games for Business, published in 2014 by Megan-Kiffer press.
In 2010, Boinodiris was made responsible for IBM’s serious games strategy for the US Public Sector mainly focusing on US Defense. Her strategies for evolving serious games have been championed by 4-Star generals and she has presented her ideas for advanced process optimization games to the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon and to the head of DARPA. She has keynoted two NATO Simulation Summits and continues to co-chair serious games summits internationally.
Boinodiris' earlier work in serious games are being used in over 1,000 schools worldwide to teach students the fundamentals of business optimization. Boinodiris was honored by Women in Games International as one of the top 100 women in the games industry. Prior to working at IBM, she was a serial entrepreneur for 14 years where she co-founded WomenGamers.Com, a popular women’s gaming portal. There she subsequently started the first scholarship for women to pursue degrees in game design and development in the US. In November of 2015, Boinodiris was elected as a member of IBM’s Academy of Technology. Boinodiris happily mentors business school students at her alma-mater UNC-Chapel Hill where she is also UNC’s 2015-2016 Social Entrepreneur in Residence.
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized business strategist, enterprise architect, transformation consultant, analyst and in-demand keynote speaker. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in social business, digital strategy, and enterprise IT. Dion is currently Chief Strategy Officer at online community strategy and development firm, 7Summits. Dion is an industry expert on the topics of digital transformation, digital workplace, social collaboration, Enterprise 2.0, Web 2.0, Social Business, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), open business models, digital business, and next-generation enterprises. His thought leadership can be found on ZDNet, InformationWeek, ebizQ,On Digital Strategy, and the Enterprise Irregulars. He also co-authored Web 2.0 Architectures for O’Reilly as well as the bestselling Social Business by Design (John Wiley & Sons, 2012). Dion was recently identified, through data analysis by Robert Half Technology, as one of the top 20 people most mentioned by IT leaders, and has been featured or quoted in CIO Magazine, Computerworld, Wired, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, BusinessWeek, and numerous other national and overseas news sources.
Luke Hohmann is the Founder and CEO of Conteneo Inc. The author of three books with long titles, Luke’s playfully diverse background of life experiences has uniquely prepared him to design and produce serious games. Luke graduated magna cum laude with a B.S.E. in computer engineering and an M.S.E. in computer science and engineering from the University of Michigan. In addition to data structures and artificial intelligence, he studied cognitive psychology and organizational behavior under such luminaries as Elliot Soloway, Karl Weick, and Dan Dennison. He is also a former United States National Junior Pairs Figure Skating Champion. Luke’s work on using serious games to engage citizens has been covered in Businessweek and The Financial Times.
Laura Richardson Director of Partnerships, Every Voice Engaged VP of Sales, Conteneo Inc.
Laura is the Director of Partnerships at Every Voice Engaged and VP of Sales for Conteneo Inc. She brings 20 years of sales and management experience to Every Voice Engaged, including seven years at Uptime Resources where she ran the IT professional services division. Her team managed all aspects of technology for small and mid-sized businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to Uptime Resources, Laura was the business development director at E-Color where she and her team launched an image and color optimization engine to improve the reliability of online images used by large e-commerce sites from companies like Bloomingdales and J Crew. The seeds for her love of technology were planted during the four years she spent with ObjectSpace. As Sales Director for both the East and then the West Coast, she helped large Fortune accounts successfully adopt object-oriented technology and iterative development practices which was very rewarding.
Mayor Sam Liccardo became San José’s 65th Mayor in January of 2015. After his education at San José’s Bellarmine Prep, Georgetown University, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and Harvard Law School, Sam began his public service prosecuting crimes of sexual assault and child exploitation crimes in the DA’s office in San Jose. In his service as a San José Councilmember and Mayor, Sam’s leadership has been instrumental in revitalizing the Downtown, bringing BART to San José, securing expansions of leading tech companies, boosting funding for affordable housing, achieving important pension and fiscal reforms, preserving San José’s hillsides and open spaces from development, and finding jobs for hundreds of at-risk teens.
Matt Nunn Sr. Technical Product Manager on the global Azure Product Management Team, Microsoft Co-Founder, Humanitarian Toolbox
Matt Nunn is a Sr. Technical Product Manager on the global Azure Product Management Team. Matt focuses on helping developers be successful creating applications using the breadth of Microsoft’s cloud offerings. In his 15+ years at Microsoft, Matt has worked in many roles including time in various product groups including Office, SQL Server and Visual Studio. In a previous life, before Microsoft, Matt spent 10+ years working as a technical consultant and project manager designing and building software systems with various consulting companies both in the US and the UK. Matt has numerous magazine articles, books and conference talks to his name including sessions at Tech Ed and PDC over the last 16 years. You can contact Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org, follow him on Twitter @mattnunn or connect with him on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/mattnunn).
Mick Costigan Salesforce
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Mick Costigan is an innovation leader with over a decade of experience designing and delivering complex innovation, strategy and scenarios projects for Fortune 500 companies and for governmental and non-profit organizations. As part of Salesforce's Ignite team, he focuses on enterprise transformation through technology, with an emphasis on the Internet of Things. Previously he was a scenario practitioner at Global Business Network and a strategy consultant at Monitor Group. From Ireland and based in the Bay Area, he has worked on five continents.
Jonathan Clark teaches Innovation Games courses and designs and produces Innovation Games engagements across Western Europe as part of his work as an independent advisor on strategy and Innovation. Jonathan’s 20 years experience in technology and international publishing gives him deep understanding of running customer-centric businesses. He brings energy and enthusiasm into everything he does. Jonathan’s particular skill is to help people see things from new perspectives and to inspire them to make things happen.
John Gastil Professor, Communication Arts and Political Science and Director of the McCourtney Institute for Democracy, PennState
John Gastil studies political deliberation and group decision making across a range of contexts. His work on the Citizens’ Initiative Review has helped evaluate an exciting new form of public deliberation that should improve initiative elections. His Jury and Democracy Project has investigated, and hopefully helped vindicate, the jury system as a valuable civic educational institution. His work with the Cultural Cognition Project in demonstrating the ways in which our deeper values bias how we learn about issues and form opinions. Professor Gastil has integrated some of the best research in his primary fields of study in two books. Political Communication and Deliberation uses the idea of public deliberation as a way to organize the wider study of political communication, and The Group in Society presents an Embedded System Framework for integrating research on group communication and behavior.
Hannes Hippacher Policy Officer at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vienna, Austria
Hannes Hippacher works in the Innovation Team of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Vienna. His portfolio involves the support to business companies in their innovation processes for product and service development. This responsibility requires collaborative working methods. The fostering of experience-sharing between companies on the market and the implementation of new ideas through regional policies benefit the private and the public sector.
The Innovation Team aims to push the market forward by applying new ideas, methods and tools in order to further strengthen Vienna as a prospering business location.
Mark Johnson Cofounder & Senior Partner of Innosight
Mark Johnson is a co-founder and Senior Partner of Innosight, a strategic innovation consulting and investing company with offices in Massachusetts, Singapore and Switzerland, which he co-founded with Harvard Business School professor Clayton M. Christensen. He has consulted to the Global 1000 and start-up companies in a wide range of industries—including health care, aerospace/defense, enterprise IT, energy, automotive, and consumer packaged goods—and has advised Singapore’s government on innovation and entrepreneurship.
Mark’s most recent work has focused on helping companies envision and create new growth, manage transformation, and achieve renewal through business model innovation. This work is the subject of the McKinsey award-winning Harvard Business Review article, “Reinventing Your Business Model,” as well as his book entitled Seizing the White Space: Business Model Innovation for Growth and Renewal, published in 2010 by Harvard Business Press. He is the author of the Harvard Business Review article "New Business Models in Emerging Markets" with Matt Eyring and Hari Nair. Mark has published articles in the Sloan Management Review, BusinessWeek, Advertising Age, and National Defense. Prior to co-founding Innosight, Mark was a consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he advised clients on managing innovation and implementing comprehensive change programs. Before that, he served as a nuclear power-trained surface warfare officer in the U.S. Navy.
Dan'l Lewin Corporate Vice President, Technology and Civic Engagement, Microsoft
Dan'l Lewin is a Corporate Vice President at Microsoft, leading the company’s work in technology and civic engagement, including campaign technologies, environmental sustainability, policy-oriented academic outreach and university relations. Previously, he led the company’s global engagement with startups and venture capitalists and business relationships with strategic industry partners. Lewin reports to Microsoft President Brad Smith and also has executive and site responsibility for the company's operations in Silicon Valley.
Lewin has spent more than 30 years as a Silicon Valley-based executive, leading sales and marketing divisions for companies including Apple Computer Inc., NeXT Inc. and GO Corp. Before joining Microsoft in 2001, he was CEO of Aurigin Systems Inc.
Lewin serves on the boards of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, World Business Chicago, the UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center and the Tech Museum of Innovation. He is also on the Advisory Council for the Department of Politics at Princeton University and on the Advisory Board of UI LABS. Lewin holds an AB in politics from Princeton University.
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