Past presentations

Keynote at Nationale Payrolling Congres – December 14, 2015

The Vereniging Payroll Ondernemingen (VPO) will have their national annual get together on December 14. I will do the closing keynote and talk about the potential for play in the business of payrolling….

Talk at European Ig Nobel Show – October 3, 2015

The Ig Nobel Show, prizes for “research that makes people LAUGH and then THINK” will come to Europe. Again. I’m very honored to make a brief appearance at the European Ig nobel prize…

Talk at Hack/Play festival – April 30, 2015

The Flemish-Dutch Culturehouse De Brakke Ground will organize a month of play-related cultural events, starting April 16. Part of this event is the two day mini-festival Hack/Play on meaningful play. The second night…

Talk at Platform Klantgericht Ondernemen – April 9, 2015

For the Platform voor Klantgericht Ondernemen (customer focused entrepreneurship), I will give a brief talk on gamification as part of the “Mastersessie Gamification: How to make it happen“. The talk will cover the…

Talk at HKU Hilversum – March 3, 2015

For the HKU I gave a talk on apps: “Een kritische kijk op de app economie”. During the talk I offered some insights into free-to-play games, Candy Crush Saga, why the Finnish game…

Talk at TU Eindhoven – September 24, 2014

Games like Call of Duty and America’s Army demonstrate how the game industry and (American) military institutions are deeply intertwined on both a technological and economical level. At TU Eindhoven’s Studium Generale I…

Hosting a panel at MIT’s Platform Strategy Summit

At MIT’s annual platform strategy event I will host a panel titled “Winning! Platform Strategies in the Digital Games Industry” on platform strategies in the game industry. With me are panelists Joost Rietveld…

Talk at Kinetic Futures – November 28, 2013

Out of Home (outdoor advertising) expert Kinetic will hold their annual “Interactivity event”. Speakers include Layar’s Raimo van der Klein, Harry Glotzbach and yours truly. I will talk about gamification, alternate reality games and…

Roundtable discussion at Beeld en Geluid on Retro Games

Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 the Instituut voor Beeld & Geluid in Hilversum will host the Retro Game Experience. An event celebrating game history with game-themed movies, 50 arcade cabinets and a roundtable…

Museum voor Communicatie talk – February 7, 2013

The Museum for Communication in The Hague has their monthly CommunicationCafe and invited me to talk about the life being a game (i.e. games, gamification, engagement design). Here’s the blurb for the event:…

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