What's next for gamification? The field is clearly developing into a substantial industry in its own right. From almost no activity in 2009, today’s gamification community numbers in the thousands, with hundreds of millions in revenue and investment, dozens of focused startups and countless lives improved. There’s no doubt that a more gameful future awaits us – but what form will it take? Will marketing and enterprise foci continue their separate paths, or will they merge? Will health gamification live up to its promise of changing the wellness of society, or will behavior change be short-acting and easily forgotten in the face of temptation? What areas will see the greatest interest, investment and success in the coming year? Join expert, author and GSummit chair Gabe Zichermann for a fast-paced discussion of the future ahead, and learn how you can help shape this exciting industry."
Gabe is the chair of the Gamification Summit, partner at Dopamine, an author, highly rated public speaker and entrepreneur. His upcoming book, “Gamification Revolution” looks at the next level of gamification as a strategy. His last book, “Gamification by Design” (O’Reilly, 2011) looks at the technical and architectural considerations for designers in this burgeoning field. Gabe’s first book, “Game-Based Marketing” (Wiley, 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. Follow Gabe on Twitter @gzicherm