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From Gaming to XR: Fireside Chat with Jeff Burton (EA Co-Founder)

Technology has changed the way we learn, has changed our realities and has changed the way we play. EA Co-founder Jeff Burton has seen it all. He will be joined on stage by Kyle Smith, CEO of TreasureHunt.

Join Jeff at our next Fireside Chat to hear him talk about his experience in gaming, EdTech and XR, and what Berlin can learn from Silicon Valley startup culture.



6 pm: Doors open
6:15 pm: Introduction by Factory Berlin
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Moderated talk with Jeff and Kyle with Q&A
7:30 pm onwards: Networking and drinks


About the Speaker

Jeff Burton was the third employee of Atari’s International Home Computer Division, responsible for its business development throughout Europe and the Middle East.

He joined former Stanford classmates as a founding team member of Electronic Arts in 1982.  There he led the company’s international expansion from inception until its IPO seven years later. 

With the Internet and the dominating role of software development, he founded a series of software companies after leaving Electronic Arts, all results of ideas and skills of recent graduates from Stanford. 

For its first 3 years he served as Executive Director at Skydeck Berkeley, the University’s only cross-discipline startup accelerator, and today he sits on Boards and is a Partner/Associate at the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies.  He was an advisor to HolodeckVR in Munich, and is a major advisor to BitDegree in addition to being Head of Global Programs for Startup Division by Civitta in Vilnius, Lithuania, plus he is a member of the Board of Advisors for Startup Europe under the European Commission, and a Member of the Board of Directors for other companies currently engaged with new technologies.

Jeff obtained his undergraduate education and MBA at Stanford University and has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past 50 years. 


About the Moderator

Kyle Smith is Co-Founder and CEO of Berlin-based mobile games studio, TreasureHunt. Kyle has been in the games industry for 15 years having worked in QA, Design and Production. He started his career at EA in Vancouver, Canada and is also Co-Creator of the EA Playground titles for Nintendo Wii and DS.
TreasureHunt is currently working on their next game in partnership with Universal Studios.



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July 24, 2019

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


5th Floor Cinema, Factory Berlin Görlitzer Park


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