Mario is the CEO, founder and partner of Enterprise Gamification Consultancy LLC, a strategic consulting group focused on gamification, innovation, creativity, social business, and intrapreneurship in the enterprise. He had been Senior Innovation Strategist at SAP Labs in Palo Alto, California and Global Head of the Gamification Initiative at SAP where he worked for 15 years. In 2013 he also co-founded and currently leads the Austrian Innovation Center Silicon Valley (AICSV) that 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 a gamification consultant and at SAP he has encountered and supported gamification efforts in the enterprise from multiple levels and departments, like sustainability, on-demand, mobile, HR and training, education, and banking.
He has driven awareness of gamification by organizing and leading innovation events around this topic, holding dozens of gamification and innovation workshops, working with gamification platform providers and game studios, consulting and advising organizations, and by incorporating gamification into the strategy.