CEO and Founder, Smart Game Systems, Inc., a serious game company founded in March, 2012 that utilizes the power of game theory and game players to help organizations drive continuous innovation and performance in an increasingly volatile and complex operating environment. Smart Game Systems provides me the unique opportunity and privilege to work with a variety of
CEO and Founder, Smart Game Systems, Inc., a serious game company founded in March, 2012 that utilizes the power of game theory and game players to help organizations drive continuous innovation and performance in an increasingly volatile and complex operating environment. Smart Game Systems provides me the unique opportunity and privilege to work with a variety of remarkable leaders in the public and private sectors across multiple disciplines to try and solve difficult challenges in our world today.
After receiving my B.A. in International Development from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, I worked over twenty-five years as an educator, business owner, analyst, and sustainability expert. In my book, "Smart Green: How to Implement Sustainable Business Practices in Any Industry and Make Money", published in March 2009, I outlined the key sustainability issues and processes leaders in all sectors need to be aware of to be both sustainable and successful. My most recent projects include green procurement hot-spotting, executive dashboard designs for Federal agencies; "Maternity Clinic", a tabletop game developed for behavior change among health practitioners in resource poor regions of Africa; "GAIA", a climate change and politics tabletop game, and “Insecticide Resistance Control,” a malaria prevention strategy video game.
Previous to Smart Game Systems, I have participated as an executive, consultant, and entrepreneur including:
o Principal Consultant, Green Diamond Solutions, Inc. (business intelligence for the Federal government)
o Director of Sustainability Solutions at Facilities Solutions Group (energy management consulting);
o President, Strategic Measures, Inc. (business intelligence);
o Vice-President of Global Health at TheraSim, Inc. (simulation software for healthcare);
o President of New Course Analytics (training analytics software);
o President of Avanta Media Corp. (e-learning)
Founder and CEO @ Smart Game Systems, Inc.(SGS), founded in 2012, helps organizations drive continuous innovation and performance in an increasingly volatile and complex operating environment by building, integrating and managing customized serious games through our proprietary Strategy Activation Framework.
As our team brings many years of experience in business intelligence, e-learning, computer simulations, game theory and game dynamics, we address the question “How can decision-makers more effectively respond to complex, systemic challenges and change?” From October 2014 to Present (1 year 3 months) Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina AreaPrincipal Consultant @ From June 2013 to September 2014 (1 year 4 months) Director of Sustainability Solutions @ From January 2010 to May 2013 (3 years 5 months) President @ From November 2002 to December 2009 (7 years 2 months) Chapel Hill, NCVice President of Global Health @ From January 2004 to August 2007 (3 years 8 months) CEO @ From 1998 to 2002 (4 years) President @ From 1994 to 1998 (4 years) Director of Publications @ From 1988 to 1994 (6 years)
BA @ University of Massachusetts, Amherst From 1985 to 1988 Jonathan Estes is skilled in: Leadership Development, Game Development, Program Management, Project Management, Strategic Planning, Start-ups, Business Development, Strategic Partnerships, Performance Analysis, Entrepreneurship, Project Planning, Non-profits, Organizational Development, Leadership, Training
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