MARIO HERGER, PhD is CEO, founder and partner of Enterprise Garage Consultancy LLC (formerly known as Enterprise Gamification), a strategic consulting group focused on gamification, innovation, creativity, social business, and intrapreneurship in the enterprise. He was Senior Innovation Strategist at SAP Labs in Palo Alto, California and Global Head of the Gamification Initiative at SAP where he had worked for 15 years. He also connects European companies with the Silicon Valley to understand the entrepreneurial and innovative spirit of the region.

He also publishes analyst reports with evaluations and comparisons of technologies, including gamification platforms, OKR tools, sales gamification platforms, or innovation tools.

In his work as gamification consultant and at SAP he has encountered and supported gamification and innovation efforts in the enterprise from multiple levels and departments. He has driven the awareness around gamification and the Silicon Valley mindset of innovation and entrepreneurship by organizing and leading innovation events around this topic, holding dozens of one- or two-day gamification and innovation workshops, working with gamification platform- & service-providers and game studios, consulting and advising organizations, and by incorporating gamification into the strategy.

He regularly speaks at and co-organizes conferences on gamification and innovation (amongst other topics). His large network in the gamification and innovation space allows him to pull in experts from every corner of the world into projects.

He has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Vienna University of Technology and an undergraduate degree in International Business Management from the Vienna University of Economy.

He is the author of the following books:

• Das Silicon Valley Mindset, 2016
• Enterprise Gamification – Engaging people by letting them have fun 2014
• Gamification in Human Resources, 2014
• Gamification in Banking & Financials, 2014
• Gamification in Community & Innovation Management, 2014
• Gamification in Sales & Support, 2014
• Gamification in Healthcare & Fitness, 2015
• Gamification @ Work: Designing Engaging Business Software (co-author Janaki Kumar), 2013