Registration for this event is closed.
Please check our Event Calendar for other upcoming events.
Technology Innovations Committee Event
Presented by the NVTC Technology Innovations Committee
February 1, 2013
7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Registration and Networking
8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Program
Play to Win: Gamification as a Business Innovation Tool
Since the introduction of PONG by Atari in 1972, computer-based games have experienced a meteoric rise in popularity. Today more than 211 million people in the United States are active gamers, engaged in gaming primarily for entertainment purposes. Games and gaming strategies are appearing in ever-increasing ways for purposes other than entertainment. Gamification is this emerging trend whereby game mechanics and game design techniques are applied in non-gaming context. Gamification is becoming a powerful tool to engage and train employees, customers and the public as well as to drive innovation and performance improvement. Gamification can make technology more engaging in order to:
- encourage users to engage in desired behaviors
- show a path to mastery and autonomy
- help solve problems without distraction
- take advantage of humans' psychological predisposition to play games
Moderator:Jim Wiseman, CFO, Ethical Electric
Panelists:Douglas Goldstein, eFuturist
Karina Homme, Senior Director, Social Enterprise Transformation, Salesforce.com
Ross Katz, Founder, SpeakIt! Language Learning Games
Mark Waser, CTO, Digital Wisdom Institute
Sponsors:Platinum Sponsor: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione; Sprint
Exhibit Sponsor: Verizon Wireless
Location Sponsor: Sprint
For more information about sponsorships for this event and committee, click here
12524 Sunrise Valley Dr
Directions to Sprint
Member: $ 45.00
General Audience: $ 75.00
Member: $ 55.00
General Audience: $ 85.00
Walk-ins will be accepted on a space-available basis.
RegistrationPre-registration for this event has closed. Walk-ins will be accepted on a space-available basis.
All attendees must have a paid registration to enter an event. Advance registration and payment is required. Pre-registration will close 24/48 hrs prior to the event. Once pre-registration has closed, all registrations will be considered a "walk-in registration" and will be assessed an additional fee to any payment rendered. Events for which payment is not required will not be assessed this fee. For sold-out events, no walk-ins will be accepted.
By registering for this event, I hereby consent to and authorize the use and reproduction, in print or electronic format, by NVTC or its authorized agents, of any and all photographs which may be taken of me at this event, for any publicity purpose, without compensation. I acknowledge and agree that all images, whether electronic, negatives and positives or otherwise, together with the prints, are owned by NVTC. I hereby acknowledge that I am 18 years of age or older and have read and understood the terms of this authorization and release.
Cancellations must be made in writing and sent to email@example.com more than two business days in advance in order to receive a refund. No-shows will not receive a refund.
In case of inclement weather, please call 703-904-7878 x250 for the latest update on the event.
Confirmations and Receipts
NVTC provides registration confirmations ONLY upon request. If you would like to confirm your registration, please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to check your registration status. Thank you.