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Enterprise Gamification - Exploiting people by letting them have fun

  • Mar 20, 2013 · 6:30 PM
  • HP

Mario Herger, SAP

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

HP Palo Alto
1501 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

  • Use the 1501 Page Mill entrance, at Page Mill and Peter Coutts Rd.
  • Drive straight.
  • Find parking after the second stop sign.
  • The entrance is at the left corner of Building 5
  • No entry after 8 pm

Speaker Bio

"I help organizations making work more fun."

MARIO HERGER is a Senior Innovation Strategist at SAP Labs in Palo Alto, California and Global Head of the Gamification Initiative at SAP. He has worked in the past as developer, development manager, architect, product manager and other roles on a series of new SAP products. He has been driving communities for more than 15 years, including innovative topics at SAP, like Visual Composer, Business Process Experts, mobile and gamification.

In his work as head of the Gamification Initiative at SAP he has encountered and supported gamification efforts in the enterprise from multiple levels and departments, like Sustainability, On Demand, Mobile, HR, Training & Education, Banking etc. He has driven the awareness around gamification inside and outside SAP by organizing and leading innovation events around this topic, holding full day gamification workshops, working with gamification platform- & service-providers and game studios, consulting and advising organizations, and by incorporating gamification into SAP's strategy.

He has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Vienna University of Technology and an undergraduate degree in International Business Management from the Vienna University of Economy.

He recently played through all levels of the iPad game Air Attack and currently works with his five year old son on reaching the final level of Angry Birds in Space.


He is the author of the upcoming book "Enterprise Gamification - Exploiting people by letting them have fun" that will be available February 2013, and the co-author of the book Gamification @ Work: Designing Engaging Business Software (available April 2013).


He is offering both online and classroom workshops. More information about his Gamification workshops can be found here.

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  • Ben S

    Anyone know where I can find a copy of Mario's slide deck and/or a video from last night's presentation??

    1 · March 21, 2013

    • Bill

      I'm glad you liked the presentation! The video will be posted on the sfbayacm channel on youtube, after editing. Links to the slides will be emailed to those that RSVP'd to this meetup.

      1 · March 21, 2013

  • Mike C.

    Excellent presentation. Look forward to seeing the slides.

    March 21, 2013

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    March 20, 2013

  • Ben S

    Wow, Mario was a fantastic speaker! One of the most interesting and engaging presentations I have been to in the bay area! Thanks, Mario!!

    March 20, 2013

  • Bill

    Wow, we had great turnout: 95 people!
    We owe a big Thank You to HP for letting us meet there.
    Thanks to all attendees for your cooperation!
    Looking forward to seeing you at more meetings.

    1 · March 20, 2013

  • Matthias C. S.

    Thank you so much for organizing this event! I had a great evening!

    1 · March 20, 2013

  • Kory K.

    Wonderful information!

    1 · March 20, 2013

  • Randall T.

    Looking forward to learning more!

    1 · March 19, 2013

  • Carlos G.

    Really interesting stuff

    1 · March 18, 2013

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