Speakers

gsummitX Australia’s Day 2 offers an enhanced gsummitX Meetup with some of the world’s leading gamification thought leaders and our engaging session called “Play for a Cause.” You’re guaranteed to learn, feel inspired, and make meaningful connections for your organization. More speakers will be added so check back often.

 

Keynote

GABE ZICHERMANN
Company: Gamification.co, Dopamine
Title: Founder, Partner
Twitter: @gzicherm
Gabe is the chair of the Gamification Summit where top thought leaders in this burgeoning industry gather to share knowledge and insight. Zichermann is also an author, highly rated public speaker and entrepreneur whose book, ”Gamification by Design“ (2011) looks at the technical and architectural considerations for designing engagement using games concepts. His previous book ”Game-Based Marketing“ (2010) achieved critical and industry acclaim for its detailed look at innovators who blend the power of games with brand strategy. A resident of NYC, Gabe is a board member of StartOut.org, advisor to a number of startups and Facilitator for the Founder Institute in Manhattan. For more information about Gabe and gamification, visit the Gamification Blog at http://gamification.co

 

Featured Speakers

 

MARIGO RAFTOPOULOS
Company: Strategic|Games|Lab
Title: Director
Twitter: @marigo
Marigo has been working as a management consultant to industry and government for over 20 years specialising in business strategy and organizational development for both the public and private sector. She is also an advisor to several Australian digital start-up companies including enterprise gamification platform provider, WooBoard. Marigo served at the Festival Program Director at the New York Games for Change Festival in June 2012. Marigo has been working with facilitating business innovation and productivity by using the tools of engagement that are fundamental to game design and game dynamics. Marigo is now augmenting her industrial research with doctoral research at RMIT’s GEElab on applying gamification and game thinking to enterprise applications.

 

MICHAEL WOODS
Company: Media Saints
Title: Creative Director
Twitter: @woodz
Hi, my names Michael. When I failed film school my lecturer said “To succeed, you need to give up all this video games and internet stuff.” I obviously didn’t listen to him. I started my career running video game tournaments and broadcasting them on the internet. This was rather successful so I decided to start my own business with an old friend. Today we have produced a ranged of great games, websites, films, ads and all other kinds of things. I’ve also done my dues in government at Film Vic and rustled a few feathers as a journalist at MX