MIT Enterprise Forum San Diego c/o CONNECT
La Jolla, California
san diego, California
13 November 2012-14 November 2012
What do a popular video game with chirping birds and an online college course taken by tens of thousands of students have in common? Besides large amounts of caffeinated soda and corn chips…the answer is gamification. Today, whether we realize it or not, cutting edge gamified processes are impacting our businesses and personal lives. From limited time coupons, to apps for motivating weight loss or learning a new language, to a MOOC (Massive Online Open Course), gamification has uses for consumers from ages 2 to 99. Companies are quickly getting in on the action, as gaming concepts are thought to influence purchase behavior, create incentives, and help companies receive customer feedback. Recent research from Gartner, a leading analyst firm that tracks IT trends, indicates that by 2015, 50% of organizations that manage innovation processes will gamify those processes, and that by 2014, more than 70% of Global 2000 organizations will have at least one gamified application. It’s time for San Diego to use our entrepreneurial spirit to embrace this trend! Join MIT Enterprise Forum – and a panel of experts in online learning – to increase your understanding of gamification and learn how it can be applied to your business.
Transplanting Aussie Expertise to Southern California: What Comes First, the Contract or the Engineers?
La Jolla, California
16 November 2011-17 November 2011
MIT Enterprise Forum SD presents: Transplanting Aussie Expertise to Southern California: What Comes First, the Contract or the Engineers? Case Presentation featuring BCS Electronic Design; presenting sponsor ResMed BCS Electronics Design CEO, Dave Bull will present the company's challenges in gaining traction as a new company in San Diego, based on the success of the original company located in Australia. After the presentation, a panel of three experts, moderated by Kevin Carroll of Tech America will make observations and provide advice in a mock board of directors style. The audience will also get to ask questions and provide advice in the last 30 minutes of the program. registration site: http://www.cvent.com/d/gcqmhx