THORSTEN UNGER, founding & managing partner, expert digital education, Wegesrand, Germany
Thorsten Unger is an expert, author and entrepreneur specializing in games, gamification and serious games. He speaks, writes and advises on digital games as a living part of our society, cultural heritage, high technology and information broker. His credo: Games offer great opportunities that we as a society and economy should not miss out on.
With his network of consultants at German consultant agency Wegesrand, he understands innovation as a continuous and necessary process of change and helps to comprehend new technologies and concepts from the perspective of companies and organizations. As co-founder of the Silicon Valley-based Accelerators Global Top Round, he provides access to the venture capital market for independent computer game developers. He is also a current member of the Advisory Board for the Competence Center for the Cultural and Creative Industries of the German Federal Government. He is also a partner at IJsfontein, the market leader for playful learning in the Netherlands.
ABOUT Wegesrand GmbH & Co. KG
The future is (more) digital. There is no alternative to leaping into the adventure of digitization. However, it is advisable to have clarity and to keep an eye on the essentials. Innovation is in our DNA. With our roots in the high-tech industry, we know that nothing is as constant as change, but we have also learned to stay calm and to treat every hype with caution.
We accompany our clients as a trusted advisor: the external-internal who can support the change process objectively and without an agenda of our own.
We proceed with care, persistence and perseverance where new work meets slow work, agility meets concentration. We go step by step, working process by process without a template because we know each transformation is unique and brings its own challenges.
ABOUT IJsfontein Interactive Media:
Follow your curiosity. Dare to experiment. Failure is one of them. Have confidence that the challenges you face fit your competencies. You are on a mission in which you – alone or together with others – get into a flow. Discover, play, learn.
IJsfontein develops playful (digital) learning with the conviction that people are naturally curious and feel an inner urge to develop themselves further. Examples include serious games or gamification concepts such as staff training, interactive experiences in a museum or a digital platform for primary school teaching.