I'm available for speaking at universities and at games, tech, culture, art, business and media events. My style is motivational/personal with a grounding in research. 

I especially like to speak with students and developers in emerging non-Western game development communities. My fee can be waived for events in these communities. 

Please contact me with any requests. Media assets are available here


 

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Talks

 
 

A Future I Would Want to Live In

Globalization and the internet have changed our lives radically compared to our parents' lives. We have new challenges: global warming, the growing wealth divide, the rising cost of education, and automation and artificial intelligence. Meanwhile, we are already living in mixed reality through our phones and laptops and soon will be living in a mix of physical reality/AR/VR. What does this all mean for the role and the responsibility of interactive design in our coming future? Are we headed for a dystopian future or can we use interactive experiences to imagine or perhaps even to bring a better world? 


The Best Candidate Is a Lie

What do you look for when you are building a team? Do you choose people who demonstrates they fit the job description the best? For example, the best programmers from the best schools with the best track records you can find? Do you choose people who have the same successful traits you value in yourself? 

You've recruited a team of superstars and you have a solid process that has already proven itself. And then you fail. There are many, many factors that can contribute to this. One factor can be the failure to take in account that group intelligence is more than the sum of individual intelligence.

In this talk I go over theory and techniques about building intelligent teams for innovation and problem solving.