Keynote speakers at 50th Aniversary ISAGA 2019 Conference

Prof. dr ing. Sebastiaan Meijer
Prof. dr ing. Sebastiaan MeijerPROFESSOR, VICE DEAN, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Prof.dr.ir. Sebastiaan Meijer is a full professor of Health Care Logistics at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, and head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems. He is also vice-dean for the School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology, and Health at KTH. Meanwhile, he was part-time associated with the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. He leads GaPSlabs: a multi-disciplinary center for gaming and participatory simulation in complex systems like transport, logistics, health care, urban development, and energy. His main interests are in design methods for such systems, and how different methodologies shape decisions by authorities that manage complex multi-layered organizations and loosely coupled services. Gaming simulation in this sense is used for hypothesis testing, studying behavior, knowledge, and cognition, and designing new practices and procedures. Validity aspects of this type of research are his special interest, as well as multi-method simulation
Prof. Dr Toshiyuki KANEDA
Prof. Dr Toshiyuki KANEDAProfessor of Urban Planning and Urban Informatics, Nagoya Institute of Technology
Head of the Department of Societal Engineering at Nagoya Institute Of Technology, specializing in Urban Planning and Urban Simulation Modeling. Chairman, Tajimi City Planning Council, Japan and Board Member, Foundation for the Fusion of Science and Technology. Chairman, Tajimi City Planning Council, Japan (2017-) Board Member, Foundation for the Fusion of Science and Technology (2017-) President, JASAG (Japan Association for Simulation And Gaming) (2011-2013) Member, Editor Board of “Simulation & Gaming”, Sage Pub,. (2010-) Advisor/board member on governmental committees Advisor/consultancy on overseas development projects Advisor/consultancy on private companies
Prof. Dr Ivo Wenzler
Prof. Dr Ivo WenzlerProfessor of Serious Gaming at the NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences
Professor of Serious Gaming at the NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences and of a senior researcher at the Delft University of Technology. the focus on innovative research into the design, implementation and value contribution of serious gaming, as well as on the development of university-level curricula with and about serious gaming. A 23-year career as a Senior Principal at Accenture Strategy. Before Accenture, he was the Head of Policy Analysis Group at the Radboud University in Nijmegen and Research Associate at the University of Michigan.
An Coppens
An CoppensChief Game Changer at Gamification Nation Ltd
the Chief Game Changer at Gamification Nation Ltd, which offers gamification design solutions to clients worldwide. The company won the “outstanding gamification design Agency” award at Gamification Europe in Brighton in 2017 and the Gamification Design Excellence award for non-digital gamification at Jamison in Chicago in 2018. An is the author of several books and still aims to blog 3 times per week on the company website. Books: “Winning at the infinite game of learning gamification” – due out 2019 “Tapping into the crowd” – published with Pencraft Publishing Feb 2017 “ Gamification in business” - available for download from http://bookboon.com/en/gamification-in-business-ebook.