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Mario Herger Founder and Partner, Enterprise Gamification Consultancy LLC

Mario Herger is CEO, founder and partner of Enterprise Gamification Consultancy LLC, a strategic consulting group focused on gamification, innovation, social business, and intrapreneurship in the enterprise.

He had been Senior Innovation Strategist at SAP Labs in Palo Alto, California and Global Head of the Gamification Initiative at SAP, where he had worked for 15 years. He also co-founded in 2013 and leads the Austrian Innovation Center Silicon Valley (AICSV) that connects Austrian and CEE startups and companies with the Silicon Valley.

In his work as gamification consultant and at SA, Mario 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 by organizing and leading innovation events around this topic, holding dozens of one- or two-day gamification and innovation workshops, working with gamification platform- & service-providers and game studios, consulting and advising organizations, and by incorporating gamification into the strategy. Mario regularly speaks at and co-organizes conferences on gamification and innovation (amongst other topics). His large network in the gamification and innovation space allows him to pull in experts from every corner of the world into projects.

Mario 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 is the author of these gamification books:

  • Enterprise Gamification – Engaging people by letting them have fun 2014
  • Gamification in Human Resources, 2014
  • Gamification in Banking & Financials, 2014
  • Gamification in Community & Innovation Management, 2014
  • Gamification @ Work: Designing Engaging Business Software (co-author Janaki Kumar), 2013

Updated bio as of June 2, 2016

Mario Herger, resident in Silicon Valley, likes all odd, innovative, artful, inspirational things. He trades in intrapreneurship, creativity, innovation & gamification. He has a PhD in Chemical Engineering and an undergraduate business degree. He worked for SAP in Germany and California for many years. He has experiences with Start-Ups over the years and he also founded his own companies.

Mario has written 11 books so far. His most recent book is Das Silicon Valley Mindset (in German) and elaborates on 400 pages the elements that make the mindset and how we can combine that with our own strengths.

He consults many Fortune 500 companies around the globe and conduct workshops with them, do analyst reports, and serve and innovation scout for the latest trends and innovations. He is a mentor at the German Accelerator, work with startups from other accelerator including Upwest Labs and Bootstrap Labs. He is an adviser on multiple startups.

His mission: Assist people making a dent in the universe. Make life and work more fun.

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