Announcing 12 New GSummit Speakers for SF 2013

Announcing 12 New GSummit Speakers for SF 2013


Over a Dozen New GSummit Speakers Announced

The GSummit speakers roster for this year’s event(SF, April 16-18, 2013) just keeps getting better and better. To support 2013’s themes of strategy, loyalty and engagement, we’ve just announced over a dozen new speakers. This brings our roster to 80 world-class engagement experts in multiple categories, making this the biggest and best GSummit ever. Here are some of the highlights from our latest group of amazing speakers. Be sure to check out their talks: they’re controversial, entertaining, informative and game-changing. We’ve got major content tracks for marketing, HR/Enterprise, Learning/Training, community, design and more.

Be sure to register now to reserve your conference/workshop space. Spots are going quickly, and if your job involves designing engagement you’ll definitely want to learn, network and earn your certification this year at GSummit.

Here are just some of the newly announced speakers and sessions – and some of my notes:


Designing for Engagement:

Scott Lewallen

Co-Founder, Grindr

“Driving engagement in social dating.”

Grindr is the world’s largest mobile social network, and the top gay dating site. Scott’s user experience design has been emulated by hundreds of apps, and has redefined the standard for how to get and keep users engaged long term. Check out his talk for startling insights and hard-fought lessons along the way.

Andrew Pascal


“MyVegas – Driving Las Vegas tourism with gamification”

Jason Marchant


Founding Partner & CPO

“The power and peril of status rewards”


Growing Communities, Driving Revenue:

Dawn Wolfe

Sr. Digital Marketing Mgr, Autodesk

“Selling software by increasing engagement”

Morgan Lynch

CEO and Founder, Needle

“Social selling through gamification”

Brian Wong

Founder & CEO, Kiip

“Rewards drive real behavior”

Brian is a gamification wunderkind and founder of Kiip. Since we last saw him at GSummit, his company has become one of the fastest growing in the industry, powering rewards programs for some of the world’s largest companies. Find out the secrets of designing a great rewards solution from one of the masters in the space.

Changing the World

Jeremy Heimans

Co-founder & CEO, Purpose

“Engagement is the key to creating movements”

Jeremy makes movements online, something he pioneered through his world-changing organizations GetUp and Avaaz (still the world’s largest online change community). Today he heads Purpose, the leading consultancy powering social movements and corporate engagement online. He’s an expert at getting people to take action – for a cause and a brand – and he’ll share his unique insights with the GSummit crowd as part of the closing plenary.

Asi Burak

Co-President, Games for Change

“Half the Sky: Empowering Women”

Stella Grizont

Founder & CEO, Woopaah

“The power of positivity”


Transforming the Enterprise

Maggie Buggie

VP & Head of Digital Transformation Sales, CapGemini

“Gamification and the Enterprise Advantage”

Maggie leads strategic practice at CapGemini and knows firsthand how complex it is to transform organizations on a global scale. I’m particularly excited to hear her vision for this sea-change and how the company of the future can capitalize on gamification.

JP Rangaswami

Chief Scientist,

“The future of work is now”

Naureen Meraj

Global Lead for Gamification Center of Excellence & Employee  Engagement, NTTData

“Gamifying consulting with Go!”


These breakthrough speakers join our previously announced major keynotes, including: Will Wright, Jesse Schell and Tim Kring, along with dozens of other amazing experts from companies like NBC/Universal, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, PWC, Coursera, The Gates Foundation, Cisco and many others. I’ll also be giving a brand new talk on gamification strategy and an updated gamification workshop with certification.

If you haven’t yet reserved your spot for this year’s conference, be sure to grab one today while they’re still available. Looking forward to seeing you in SF.


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