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Friday, June 24 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Meet the Industry Circle

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Nick Fortugno

Co-Founder and CCO, Playmatics
Nick Fortugno is a game designer and entrepreneur of digital and real-world games based in New York City, and a founder of Playmatics (www.playmatics.com), a game development company. Playmatics has created a variety of digital and real-world games for organization including Red Bull, AMC (such as the CableFAX award winning Breaking Bad: The Interrogation), Disney, American Museum of Natural History, the Corporation of Public Broadcasting, the... Read More →
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Jennifer Javornik

VP of Business Development, Filament Games
Jennifer Javornik is a seasoned executive who specializes in new business development, partnership management, revenue growth, and operational efficiency. She is currently the Vice President of Sales for Filament Games where she works with companies, organizations, and individuals to explore how they can increase efficacy and engagement in learning through digital learning games. During her tenure so far, she has expanded Filament's reach... Read More →
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Steve Ji

Project Manager and Learning Engineer, BrainPOP
Steve Ji started at BrainPOP in 2015, and now manages GameUp, BrainPOP's free online collection of more than 100 educational games. He also conducts various user testing and research projects. Steve recently finished his master's program in Digital Media Design for Learning at NYU; his thesis focused on the intersection of digital tools and fractional operations. Previously, Steve spent several years teaching English in Korea. He received his... Read More →
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Allisyn Levy

VP, GameUp, BrainPOP
Since joining BrainPOP in 2007, Allisyn Levy has played an integral role in the creation, launch, and continued development of BrainPOP Educators, our online professional community. Now, as Vice President, GameUp, she leads outreach efforts for BrainPOP's online learning games portal, a collection of top, cross-curricular game titles from leading game creators. Allisyn is a National Board Certified Teacher who spent 11 years as an elementary... Read More →
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Jesse Schell

CEO, Schell Games
Jesse is the CEO of Schell Games, the largest game design and development company in Pennsylvania. He also serves as Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Entertainment Technology at Carnegie Mellon University. Jesse has worked on a wide variety of innovative game and simulation projects for both entertainment and education, but he is best known for his award-winning book The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses and for Beyond Facebook, a... Read More →

Jill Sciulli

Director of Marketing, Schell Games
Jill Sciulli is Director of Marketing at Schell Games, a full-service game design and development company that specializes in creating transformational games and innovative, interactive experiences. In this role she is responsible for the company's strategic marketing efforts, as well as day-to-day marketing activities including social media, email and content marketing, public relations, corporate branding, product marketing and... Read More →
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Margaret Wallace

CEO, Playmatics
Margaret Wallace is Chief Executive Officer of Playmatics, award-winning creators of digital and real-world games, virtual and real-world experiences. She was named one of Forbes “12 Women in Gaming to Watch” and, in 2014, Wallace was highlighted by Fortune as one of “10 Powerful Women in Video Games.“ An entrepreneur with a strong focus on innovation, brands and original IP, Margaret has built | and expanded Playmatics... Read More →
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Dan White

CEO, Filament Games
Dan White is a founding partner and CEO at Filament Games, a game development studio that creates playful experiences that improve people’s lives. Founded in 2005, Filament Games employs 40 people and has developed over 100 learning games. White serves on the advisory board for Games for Change and is a founding member of the Games Learning Society organization at UW-Madison. He has presented on the business and design of learning games... Read More →
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Jake Witherell

COO, Schell Games
Jake Witherell is Chief Operating Officer of Schell Games, where he oversees Finance, Marketing, Legal, Human Resources, IT, and Administration. He manages both the day-to-day activities and the strategic efforts of the company. Jake is also instrumental in business development efforts, having over 20 years of experience in founding, managing, advising, and investing in companies within the technology, telecommunications, retail, and... Read More →

Friday June 24, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Faculty Lounge Parsons School of Design - 7th floor

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