UPA Event: Table-4-Eight event with Derrick Morton, CEO of FlowPlay

  • 18 Feb 2009
  • 7:00 PM
  • Il Bistro
The Puget Sound chapter of the Usability Professionals Association (UPA) will host Derrick Morton CEO of FlowPlay (http://www.flowplay.com), at its next Table-4-Eight event.

Il Bistro - 93A Pike Street - Seattle WA 98101 - 206.682.3049
http://www.ilbistro.net/
7pm Wednesday Feb 18th @ Il Bistro underneath the Pike Place Market

Derrick has been a games and online entertainment executive for over 14 years. During his career he has led the development of over 200 digital entertainment projects. Over the course of the past 7 years he has been a key executive at the top online game websites - iWin, Uproar, Flipside, Virtual Vegas and GameHouse. Most recently he was General Manager of Mobile Games for RealNetworks, a business unit he founded. At RealNetworks Derrick negotiated long-term distribution agreements with Cingular, Verizon, Virgin Mobile, and Vodafone Global among others. Additionally, he was singularly responsible for negotiating the mobile rights to South Park, MTV Cribs, and The Apprentice. Derrick was a key executive at GameHouse which was acquired in 2004 by RealNetworks. GameHouse subsequently became Real's studio for Xbox, PC, Mobile and online game development. Mr. Morton received a BA, magna cum laude, from USC Film School and an MBA from UCLA's Anderson School.

Derrick mentioned a few great books that he read recently on "human decision making".
Key elements of User Experience, business and life:

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
by Robert B. Cialdini
http://is.gd/hHhR

The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less
by Barry Schwartz
http://is.gd/hHiS

Space is limited. Please confirm your attendance by e-mailing blabylon@gmail.com.

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What is Table-4-Eight?
Table-4-Eight is a quality-networking event, providing opportunities for communication and exchange between like-minded usability professionals in a relaxed atmosphere.

The format:
- One round or square table at a nice restaurant.
- One guest.
- One moderator
- Six participants (maximum)

You pay for your meal and we all kick in for the host's dinner.

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