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Most Influential People in Gamification

Nominate and/or vote for the Most Influential People in Gamification (twitter handles only). Base your vote(s) on Who's had the most effect on building the industry or Who's the best creator of gamified experiences or Who's the best teacher, etc. On May 23, 2014, we'll grab the Top 10 to include in a blog post and to announce at GSummit SF 2014. Join us at GSummit this June 10-13 in San Francisco -- Save $400 before Feb 28th with our Early Bird Pricing --


Juliette Denny (@juliettedenny)

We wage war on dull online learning! Founder and MD of Growth Engineering, a multi-award winning learning technologies company. Our LMS was recently ranked #1 Gamified Social LMS in the world by Craig Weiss (@diegoinstudio).

Vendler Balázs (@balazsvendler)

Founder at Games for Business | I am a communications professional with nearly 20 years of experience and I have developed games for 8 years.

Yu-kai Chou (@yukaichou)

Gamification Pioneer (2003) and Keynote Speaker. Top 5 Gamification Guru (LeaderBoarded).Lecturer/Speaker @ Stanford and Google. Original Creator of Octalysis.

Rajat Paharia (@rajatrocks)

Founder at Bunchball, Inc. - the Leader in Gamification.
Author of WSJ & NY Times Best Seller - Loyalty 3.0 (

Andrzej Marczewski (@daverage)

Gamification Evangelist, social media lover, games reviewer, founder of (@yarstweet), author of
Capgemini employee

Bruno Forgiarini (@gprobr)

Gamification, MOOC and OER Researcher
Master in Applied Linguistics - Universidade Católica de Pelotas-Brazil Autor of The Gamification in the Teaching and Online Learning -

Kris Duggan (@kduggan)

CEO of BetterWorks. Founder of Badgeville. Awesome Dad.

Keith Ng (@keizng)

Co-founder of @Gametize, award winning #gamification platform to create simple games on mobile & web. Wants to turn world into a giant playground.

Zaid Ali Alsagoff (@zaidlearn)

E-Learning Manager, International Medical University (IMU) Gamification Contributions by Zaid Ali Alsagoff

Gabe Zichermann (@gzicherm)

Chair of Gamification Summit -, Editor of, author, public speaker

Kevin Werbach (@kwerb)

Wharton prof, tech policy maven, gamer, digital tornado chaser, seeker, MOOCer, dad. Co-Author, For the Win: How Game Thinking Can Revolutionize Your Business.

Nikita Kakuev (@nkakuev)

Gen Y marketing professional with specialization in Behavioral Gamification and Consumer Engagement. Founder of

Barry Kirk (@barrykirk)

VP of Loyalty Strategy @ Maritz Motivation: digital marketing | customer loyalty | gamification | zombies

Máté Farkas (@g4b_mate)

Gamification expert & educator. Author of 50+ Hungarian blog posts about gamification. Head of Marketing @ Games for Business.

KojiFukada (@kojifukada)

President of Yumemi,Inc. ,focusing on mobile internet area.
work at Tokyo and Kyoto

Monica Cornetti (@monicacornetti)

Featured on the cover of Bloomberg's Businessweek, Gamification Keynote Speaker and Curriculum Designer. Top 12 Gamification Guru (LeaderBoarded)

Alfredo Prieto (@alfredoprietoma)

Consultor educativo, mentor y formador de profesores #TIC #ABP #JITT #flipped classroom #gamification #teaching #learning

Bob Marsh (@bobmarsh5)

Could be a decent golfer but rather hang with the fam & build a business. CEO of sales gamification biz @levelelev. Built in Detroit.

Adam Hollander (@B2B_Demand)

CEO at FantasySalesTeam; an online gamification platform which allows sales managers to run highly engaging sales contests modeled on fantasy sports. Adam has worked with dozens of enterprise companies to help them utilize enterprise gamification to generate improved sales results.

Marigo Raftopoulos (@marigo)

Innovation, Gamification and Games for Change, these are some of my favourite things. Business Strategy Consultant & Doctoral Researcher

JesseSchell (@jesseschell)

I am a game designer.

Sebastian Deterding (@dingstweets)

Empirical philosopher making/researching playful & gameful things. Designer. Visiting prof @ritmagic. Co-editor @gamefulworld. Too funny to be a German.

Yaniv Corem (@yaniv_corem)

Founder & CEO, Playful Meme :: Gamification Design & Consultancy

Victor Manrique (@victormanriquey)

Happiness, Fun and Motivation // Designer, Blogger, Professor, MOOCer & Coordinator of #Gamification Spain Meetups (GSM)

kkapp (@kkapp)

Author, Speaker, Professor, Consultant working at the convergence of learning, technology, games & gamification.