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Join us at GSummit 2013 (SF, 4/16-18) for 3 days of workshops, sessions, panels and networking dedicated to understanding how to drive behavior in consumers, employees and stakeholders. Top experts in the fields of gamification, loyalty, CRM, enterprise, human resources and training converge at this one-of-a-kind event to share best practices, startling insights and the science of behavior in a unique, engaging and jam-packed format.

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Wednesday, April 17

4:30pm PDT

The Investment Future of Gamification: the VC Viewpoint

Gamification has attracted a sizeable amount of direct investment from VCs, Angels and Institutional Investors. In addition, organizations of all sizes (both financial and non-financial) are dialing up their investments in gamification - with estimates suggesting over $2.5Bn in direct spend by 2016 alone. But what's the future for the gamification category - and where are the unique opportunities over the next 3-5 years? Will gamification as a service companies continue to outperform or will they be replaced by something better? Who are the likely acquirers in the space, and what is their appetite/interest in gamification overall? Join some of the Valley's top VCs as they debate the investment prognosis for gamification and engagement -- and follow the smart money. 

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Ivan Kuo

Executive Editor, Gamification Co
Ivan edits Gamification.co and Engagement Quarterly, the new publication serving the engagement industries.

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Tim Chang

Managing Director, Mayfield Fund
Tim is a proven venture investor and experienced global executive.  He was named on the 2011 Forbes Midas List of Top 100 Dealmakers, was featured by The Deal as one of five emerging VCs to watch and by the AlwaysON Hollywood IT List recognizing technology leaders in the digital... Read More →
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Saar Gur

General Partner, Charles River Ventures
Products that customers LOVE (over the moon love). Follow Saar on Twitter @saarsaar
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Geoff Lewis

Principal, Founders Fund
Geoff Lewis joined Founders Fund as Principal in the summer of 2012, and has since led numerous investments for the firm. Prior to Founders Fund, Geoff co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Topguest, a gamified loyalty software-as-a-service startup that was acquired... Read More →

Wednesday April 17, 2013 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Main Stage Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 8th Street, San Francisco, CA
Thursday, April 18

2:50pm PDT

Consulting on Gamification: Strategy, Tactics and Trends

Consulting firms are on the front line of gamified strategy both within and outside the Fortune 500. During GSummit, we'll have heard from a number of top-tier consulting firms on their direct experiences scaling gamification within their operations. But what are some of the unique challenges of using gamification to consult? How do you leverage customer interest and convert that to action? And what about the strategy process? 

In this hard-hitting panel, we'll dig deep with some of the world's leading consulting firms and find out how they're using gamification to improve their internal processes, client engagements, revenue and strategic efforts. We'll see the good, the bad and the ugly - and learn from their triumphs and mistakes. 

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Ivan Kuo

Executive Editor, Gamification Co
Ivan edits Gamification.co and Engagement Quarterly, the new publication serving the engagement industries.

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Bart Briers

Director Services & Solutions, CTG
Passing on personal experiences, learning from others and having fun, that's what makes me happy. Happiness is what I feel if, at the end of the day, I know that I learned something from another person or vice versa. That's what I find fun in my daily job, managing a consultancy company... Read More →
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Sascha Goto

Senior Program Associate, McKinsey & Company
Sascha is a Senior Program Associate at McKinsey & Company, Inc., based in San Francisco. He works in an IT Program Manager role, focusing in development, customization, and rollout of new technologies. He also functions as the user experience lead when designing new enterprise products. He... Read More →
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Thomas Hsu

Social Collaboration and Gamification Strategy, Accenture
Thomas is a subject matter expert in social collaboration and knowledge management at Accenture, where he helps define the company’s internal collaboration strategies. He also facilitates Accenture’s Gamification Community of Practice. The programs he has designed and delivered... Read More →
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Naureen Meraj

Global Program Manager, Digital Engagement, NTT DATA, Inc.
Naureen Meraj is the global leader for gamification and employee engagement at NTT DATA, Inc, a subsidiary of the 6th largest IT Services company in the world. Her team's pioneering work in gamification has been recognized by InformationWeek as one of the 500 best innovations for... Read More →

Thursday April 18, 2013 2:50pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room B 635 8th St San Francisco, CA 94103