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About Don Daglow

  • Don Daglow is a three-time
    Inc. 500 CEO and 2008 Technical Emmy® Award recipient who advises game developers and publishers around the world. His clients range from small mobile game startups to large international publishers.

    Don is the only games industry executive who has led development teams on every generation of the first three decades of video game consoles, and he has worked on projects on every platform generation from the Intellivision in 1980 to the PS4 today.

    Don speaks extensively in North America, Europe and Asia at conferences focused on games, interactivity and entertainment.

    He also serves as President of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Foundation, the charitable arm of the AIAS.

    Don's career in game design began in 1971 (before Pong), and he has been designing online titles since 1987 (before the Internet). In addition to an Emmy® Award for Technology and Engineering in 2008 for his creation of Neverwinter Nights, the first graphical MMORPG, he also received the CGE Award in 2003 for "groundbreaking achievements that shaped the Video Game Industry," and his game Utopia is featured in the touring Smithsonian Museum "Art of Video Games" exhibit.

    Don's fiction has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and he is a past winner of a National Endowment for the Humanities playwriting competition.