Don Daglow is a three-time Inc. 500 CEO and 2008 Technical Emmy® Award recipient who advises game developers and publishers around the world. His clients range from small mobile game startups to large international publishers. Don is the only games executive who has held leadership positions on every generation of video game consoles since the inception of the industry, and has worked on platforms from the Intellivision in 1980 up through mobile and online games today. He speaks extensively at conferences around the world on topics related to games, interactivity and entertainment. He is the founding President of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Foundation, the charitable arm of the Academy. He also serves as an Advisor at the Founders Space accelerator in San Francisco, as an Advisor to the International Center for the History of Electronic Games (part of The Strong museum complex), and as a member of the Interactive Media Peer Group at the Television Academy. Don´s career in game design began in 1971 -- before Pong -- and he has been designing online titles since 1987 -- before the Internet. In addition to an Emmy® Award for Technology and Engineering in 2008 for his creation of Neverwinter Nights, the first graphical MMORPG (which paved the way for Everquest and World of Warcraft), he also received the CGE Award in 2003 for "groundbreaking achievements that shaped the Video Game Industry." His game Utopia is featured in the touring Smithsonian Museum "Art of Video Games" exhibit. Don´s fiction has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and he is a past winner of a National Endowment for the Humanities playwriting competition. He holds a BA in English (Playwriting) from Pomona College and an M.Ed. from Claremont Graduate University.
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