Alan Gershenfeld

Alan Gershenfeld

Alan is Co-Founder and President of E-Line Media, a publisher of digital entertainment that engages, educates and empowers and formerly a senior executive at Activision and Chairman, Games for Change.

Brief Biography

Alan has spent the lasttwenty-five years at the intersection of entertainment, technology and socialentrepreneurship.  He is currently Co-Founderand President of E-Line Media, apublisher of digital entertainment that engages, educates and empowers--with acore focus on computer/video games. E-Lineworks with leading foundations, academics, non-profits and government agenciesto harness the power of games for learning, health, and social impact. E-Line is currently working on games andimpact projects in collaboration with the Gates Foundation, MacArthurFoundation, National Science Foundation, AMD Foundation, USAID, PBS, DARPA, WhiteHouse Office of Science and Technology Policy, California Endowment, Joan GanzCooney Center at Sesame Workshop, Institute of Play, Cook Inlet Tribal Council,Games for Change, Intel, Google and the Center for Games and Impact at ASU.

Prior to E-Line, Alanwas CEO of netomat, a leader inmobile-web community solutions. netomat originated as network-based art projectand was selected as a Technology Pioneer at the 2007 World Economic Forum atDavos. Before netomat, Alan was memberof the executive management team that rebuilt game publisher Activision frombankruptcy into a profitable industry leader with more than a billion dollarsin revenue. At Activision, Alan servedas Senior Vice President of Activision Studios where he supervised all productdevelopment at the company's Los Angeles studios. Titles released under Alan'sleadership include Civilization:Call to Power, Muppet Treasure Island, Spycraft, Pitfall, Zork, Asteroids 3D,Shanghai and Tony HawkSkateboarding.

Alan is also a FoundingIndustry Fellow at the Center for Games and Impact at ASU and serves on theBoard of Directors of FilmAid International, a nonprofit that uses film andvideo to empower refugees throughout the world. Alan also serves on the Advisory Boards of PBS Kids New Media, CreativeCapital, We Are Family Foundation and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center ForEducational Media and Research (Sesame Workshop). He is also on the Advisory Board and formerChairman of the Board for Games for Change.

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