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Dr. Michael Sutton

Chief Gamification & Knowledge Officer FUNIFICATION LLC


Location: Boise, USA Anniversary: January 1, 1970


Michael Sutton demonstrates his thought leadership skills in his roles as a Game-Based Learning Innovator & Architect and Edupreneur. His current applied research focuses upon architecting and delivering gamification environments using serious games, immersive learning environments, and simulations that leverage increased learning and performance for: employee engagement, creativity, and innovation; design thinking; leadership, teamship, followship, communityship, and intrepreneurship/ entrepreneurship; and knowledge acquisition, production, sharing, and diffusion (knowledge mobilization). Michael has established his consulting services firm, FUNIFICATION LLC, in order to provide advice to local and international entrepreneurs, higher education faculty institutes, public sector organizations, and enterprises. His evolving presence in the fields of Gamification, Serious Games, Simulations, and Immersive Learning Environments has been recognized internationally. Michael has been teaching at the executive education, community college, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels in higher education for many decades, and instills his learners with the passion for life that he has acquired through arduous and challenging life experiences.