Fellow – Asi Burak — President, Games For Change

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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 game.  As the Executive Producer of the Half the Sky Movement games, he orchestrated partnerships with Zynga, some of the world’s leading NGOs and Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.  The Facebook game has reached 1.4 million registered players and generated $500,000 in donations.

Prior to that, Burak co-founded Impact Games and created the internationally acclaimed PeaceMaker and Play the News gaming platforms (acquired in 2010). He also served as a consultant to companies such as EON Productions (known for producing the James Bond movies), Newsweek and McCann Erickson, around the strategic use of games to further brand engagement. 

A native of Israel, Burak was Vice President of Marketing and Product at Axis Mobile (acquired in 2008), where he introduced pioneering mobile apps and games to a worldwide market (Asia, Europe, U.S.).  He is a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts’ MFA in Design for Social Innovation and holds a Master of Entertainment Technology from Carnegie Mellon University.

Twitter – @aburak

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