Evolving Serious Games:  The Confluence of Cognitive Computing and Gameplay to Solve Complex Problems:  Phaedra Boinodiris, IBM

Phaedra Boinodiris
IBM

District-wide STEM with games

Organizations are straining to interpret and make informed decisions based on the abundance of data captured by advanced data systems to manage strategic and tactical operations. Serious Games can harness the power of platforms like IBM’s Watson AI to gain a better understanding of the data gathered from these systems. A by-product will be better decisions that help produce innovative and effective solutions addressing complex issues organizations are faced with today.

This session provides insight into how the confluence of cloud computing, sophisticated game design can drive business improvements. The speaker will show how Serious Games can stretch beyond skills training and actively engage participants to effect real change.

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Bio on Speaker:

Phaedra Boinodiris is IBM’s global lead for serious games and gamification at IBM. Since the start of her career at IBM she has incubated a game development ecosystem on IBM’s cloud, and IBM’s first serious games practice solving complex problems across industry. She is also the author of Serious Games for Business, published in 2014 by Megan-Kiffer press. Boinodiris’ earlier work in serious games are being used in over 1000 schools worldwide to teach students the fundamentals of business optimization. Boinodiris was honored by Women in Games International as one of the top 100 women in the games industry. Prior to working at IBM, she was a serial entrepreneur for 14 years where she co-founded WomenGamers.Com, a popular women’s gaming portal. There she subsequently started the first scholarship for women to pursue degrees in game design and development in the US. In November of 2015, Boinodiris was elected as a member of IBM’s Academy of Technology and has 6 patents in the gaming space.