BSR Conference 2013

The Power of Networks

November 5-8 / San Francisco

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Asi Burak

President, Games for Change (G4C)

Session Speaker

Asi Burak

Asi Burak is an award-winning game creator, tech executive, and social entrepreneur. He is the President of Games for Change (G4C), a nonprofit with the mission to catalyze social impact through digital games. Major funders include: the Ford Foundation, USAID, the World Bank, the United Nations Foundation, NEA, and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. As the Executive Producer of the Half the Sky Movement games, he orchestrated partnerships with Zynga, Frima Studio, some of the world’s leading NGOs, and Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. As of August 2013, the Facebook game has reached 1 million players and raised US$410,000 in sponsored and individual contributions. Previously, Burak cofounded Impact Games, the creators of the internationally acclaimed PeaceMaker and Play the News gaming platforms (acquired by Hybrid Learning Systems in 2010). He has also served as a consultant to organizations, such as EON Productions (known for producing the James Bond films), Newsweek, and McCann Erickson, around the strategic use of games to further brand engagement.


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