MARIO HERGER, PhD, 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. In 2013 he also co-founded and leads the Innovation Center Europe Silicon Valley (ICESV) that connects European startups and companies with the Silicon Valley.
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 by organizing and leading innovation events around this topic, holding dozens of one- or two-day gamification workshops, working with gamification platform- & service-providers and game studios, consulting and advising organizations, and by incorporating gamification into corporate strategies.
He regularly speaks at and co-organizes conferences on gamification, innovation, creativity, and entre- and intrapreneurship. His large network in the gamification and innovation space allows him to pull in experts from every corner of the world into projects.
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 is the author of the following books
- Enterprise Gamification - Engaging people by letting them have fun
- Gamification in Human Resources
- Gamification in Banking & Financials
- Gamification in Community & Innovation Management
- Gamification in Sales & Support
- Gamification in Healthcare & Fitness
- Gamification @ Work: Designing Engaging Business Software (co-author with my great friend and UX-expert Janaki Kumar).