Alan Gershenfeld

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Alan Gershenfeld "has spent the last twenty years at the intersection of entertainment and technology. Before co-founding netomat, Alan spent six years at Activision, a worldwide leader in entertainment software. He was a member of the executive management team which rebuilt Activision from a fledgling business, recently emerged from bankruptcy, into a profitable industry powerhouse with more than a billion dollars in revenue.

"Most recently, Alan served as Senior Vice President of Activision Studios. In this capacity, he supervised all product development at the company's Los Angeles studios as well as all of the studio functions, including product development, technology, quality assurance and customer support. Titles released under Alan's leadership include Civilization: Call to Power, Asteroids, Muppet Treasure Island, Spycraft, Pitfall, Zork and Tony Hawk Skateboarding.

"Before joining Activision, Alan spent nearly ten years in the film industry where he worked in a variety of development, production and post-production positions with credits on such films as Waiting for the Light, To Sleep With Anger, Reversal of Fortune and Homicide. He has also directed the award-winning documentary The Expatriates and was a film critic for the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong.

"Alan is also co-author of "Game Plan", a book about the computer and video game business for St. Martin's Press and serves on the Board of Directors of FilmAid International, a nonprofit that screens films for refugees and displaced people throughout the world as well as the Fab Foundation, a nonprofit focused on education, empowerment and enterprise creation through personal fabrication. Alan currently serves on the Advisory Boards for Personal Technology Solutions and Sizig." [1]

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  1. Alan Gershenfeld, netomat, accessed September 11, 2007.