Fred Skoler Bio
Co-founder and president
Global Mind Games
Social Games that Matter
Fred Skoler is a games production and business innovator with two decades of entrepreneurial experience in the games business. He is the co-founder & president of Global Mind Games located in Belmont, MA. GMG creates social games that provoke debate and inspire real world change. GMG’s inaugural game is Global Innovation Game, played on the Facebook platform. GiG is being developed as the official online game of Global Entrepreneurship Week. In it players buy sell and create solutions to the worlds’ challenges.
Fred joined Whatif Productions, also headquartered in Belmont, in 1998 and served as its chief operating officer and president of production. Notably, Fred led the production of GeoCommander (GMTS) – the winner of the 2008 Serious Games Showcase and Challenge: Best Government Game.
Prior to joining Whatif, Fred was one of the founding members of MGM Interactive after consulting for MGM/UA. As part of MGM Interactive's executive management team, he was responsible for the production, creative development and release of high-profile games and online experiences and published multiple award-winning games.
Fred started in the technology industry as director of operations for Robert Abel’s start-up Synapse Technologies in 1991 during development of Columbus, Evolution Revolution and other breakthrough interactive digital content.
You can connect with Fred on LinkedIn and follow him on Twitter @fredsko & @dadmeetup
Areas of Expertise
Games, Game Development, Social Media, Innovation, entrepreneurship, Innovaiton, Engagement Strategy
An idea worth spreading
Global Innovation Game (GiG). You've got great ideas and we are posing the big problems of the world in a games format. Please check us out and add to the Idea Market we have launched on Facebook. Global Innovation Game has been created for you. In the game you can post your solutions, link to your TED videos, provoke debate and inspire real world change. We are looking forward to your involvement. http://apps.facebook.com/globalinnovationgame
I'm passionate about
Innovation, Gamification, Motivation, Inspiration, Games for Good, Global Entrepreneurship, Social Engagement, Inspiration, Interactivity, Crowd-sourcing, Family, Activism
Talk to me about
How to make mundane issues fun and interactive. Let's empower people to change their world through innovative uses of technology. Give new ideas the opportunity to become real world advances.