For the past 6 years, Porter has worked with clients in retail, finance, education, sustainability, and healthcare to innovate their business models through the adoption of game mechanics. Currently, Porter is responsible for IBM’s broader serious games strategy, leading their global effort on how companies can leverage serious games and gamification to provide greater agility in an increasingly complex business environment. Through gaming, Porter shows his clients how to structure user experiences that drive both customer and employee engagement.
Porter got his start in the gaming industry when working for Wynn Las Vegas on customer loyalty and motivational design. Prior to joining IBM, Porter was a consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton supporting business model redesign and gamification efforts for NASA Education. Porter was also an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University and volunteered for President Clinton’s Climate Initiative. Porter received his MBA from UNC and has a BS from Lehigh University. If you want to find Porter outside of the office, check the mountains of Utah or wherever there is surf.
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