Pioneering the Future – An inside look at entrepreneurship, creativity, innovation and evolving the power of play.
Join Nolan Bushnell, the “father of the video game industry,” and connected play innovator Valerie Vacante in a discussion on entrepreneurship, the importance of creativity, and lessons learned when pioneering the future.
For over four decades, Bushnell founded some of the most prolific companies, technologies, and innovations of our time. Hear behind the scenes stories of Atari, Chuck E. Cheese Pizza Time Theater, Catalyst Technologies (the first technology incubator), Etak (the first car navigation system), Androbot (a personal robotics company), Axlon (an electronic toy company), uWink (the first touchscreen ordering and entertainment system for restaurants). Most recently, Bushnell and Hollywood Creative Director, Zai Ortiz have partnered to launch the award-winning, interactive gaming and entertainment company Virsix Games. Attend and learn how to spot future game playing, entertainment trends, and opportunities.
Virsix Games is reimagining how people play together by remixing analogue play with emerging technologies to create human connections that ignite imagination and power the next generation of play.
This special session will be introduced by toy industry veteran, Tom Kalinske. When: Toy Fair New York, Sunday, February 23, 11-11:30 a.m. Where: The Javits Center Level 1, E Hall, Room 1E0