CeBIT Global Conferences - 23 March 2017: Keynote "The Future of Technology" / Nolan Bushnell, Founder Atari & Father of the video game industry
Interview with Nolan Bushnell
Published on Mar 23, 2017: Nolan Bushnell is a technology pioneer, entrepreneur, engineer and published author. He is best known as the founder of Atari Corporation and Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza Time Theater. Often cited as the Father of the video game industry, Mr. Bushnell introduced videogames to the masses with "Pong" and many other legendary games.
Over four decades, Bushnell has been a prolific entrepreneur, founding numerous companies, including: Catalyst Technologies, the first technology incubator; Etak, the first car navigation system whose mapping is still the basis for car navigation systems today; Androbot, a personal robotics company; and ByVideo, the first online ordering system.
With his latest startup, BrainRush, he is intent on fixing education with software that uses gamification principles to "addict" students to learning.
Nolan famously was also the first and only boss Steve Jobs ever had when he worked at Atari. In Walter Isaacson's book "Steve Jobs", Nolan is described as one of the most important mentors and influences in Job's life. Nolan published his first book in 2013, "Finding the Next Steve Jobs". In it he explains how to find, hire and nurture creative people.
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