Bill James, Game Architect presents Office-Politics
Hypernet Revolution Conference
The Hypernet Revolution Conference, sponsored by Digital 4Sight, was hosted by Cisco, in San Jose, California Jan.23-24, 2002, with keynote speeches by Don Tapscott, Digital 4Sight co-founder, 'The State of the Revolution'; and Ravi Kalakota, CEO e-business strategies and author of 'M-Business: The race for mobility'.
The two-day conference also featured presenters David Blakely, Studio Leader, IDEO; Kim Polese, Co-founder of Marimba Inc.; Mary Furlong, CEO, ThirdAge Media; Bill James, Nerdheaven Ltd; Julie Cherry, Director of Clinical Studies, Health Hero Networks; Captain Sid Heal, Commander, Special Enforcement, Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department; Phil Hood, CEO, Digital 4Sight; and Chuck Feyrer, Operations Manager, Mesa Energy Systems;
About Bill James and Office-Politics
William James is the Game Architect behind the satirical new media property Office-Politics, "the game everyone plays". He has designed the game to take advantage of the exponential growth in peer-to-peer communications. James comments,"Office-Politics has been created to appeal to the mass-market audience who want a more psychological, strategic and social online experience. It is not thumb-candy for hard-core gamers -- it's brain-candy for everyone. And because Office-Politics can be played on any device, anywhere, anytime, we believe it will be pervasive, viral and addictive."
James' work has been featured as hot sites at AOL, USA Today and Yahoo, InternetWorld Finland, Startsiden Magazine Norway and others. James brings over fifteen years of multimedia design, programming expertise and business experience to Nerdheaven Ltd. His body of award-winning artistic work includes a series of interactive, computer-driven, multimedia installations which have been exhibited in art galleries across Canada. His 1986 installation for Guerrilla Tactics included real-time integration of user input, consumer behavior and electronic commerce, foreshadowing the internet's biggest trends by almost a decade. James is also a playwright and lyricist. His musical comedy, entitled Control Alt Delete: How To Restart Your Life Even If It's Totally Crashed, premiered at Toronto's Poor Alex Theatre in 1999. Online excerpts from the play are available at controlaltdelete.net. James co-founded The James Gang Advertising Inc. in 1989, and Nerdheaven Ltd. in 2001.
Digital 4Sight is a strategy consulting firm and research center that works with clients to develop innovative business models for the digital economy. We have developed a global reputation for thought leadership through groundbreaking research and other initiatives. Digital 4Sight enables Global 2000 corporations and governments to continuously innovate the new business models and processes required for success in the digital economy. With headquarters in Toronto, Digital 4Sight has approximately 40 staff. Founded in 1994 to do syndicated research, the firm has expanded into strategic consultancy services in recent years. Founders Don Tapscott, David Ticoll and Alex Lowy have written several books focusing on the impact of technology on business, government and society. Further information is available at www.digital4sight.com.
Nerdheaven Ltd. is a privately held company based in Toronto, Canada, founded by Franke James and William James of The James Gang. The company is developing OFFICE-POLITICS, which integrates multi-player communication, entertainment, advertising, and market research capability across converging media including the web, wireless, voice, and television networks. OFFICE-POLITICS will be available for licensing around the world. Office-Politics sign up beta testers: www.officepolitics.com
The James Gang
The James Gang designs original games for the casual gamer market which integrate multi-player communication, entertainment, advertising, and market research capability across converging media including the web, wireless, voice, and television networks. We help our customers to increase revenues (SMS, WAP, the Web, voice, TV) and differentiate themselves against competitors. The games are available for licensing around the world. The James Gang Advertising Inc., is a privately held company based in Toronto, Canada, founded by Franke James and William James. For more information go to: www.jamesgang.com
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