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Games Customers Play: Insights from Online Gaming for Enterprise 2.0

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Location: 2018 Level: Novice

You want your Web 2.0 site to be Facebook for the Enterprise, but what if no one comes? Hear how leading companies have used lessons learned from online gaming to create critical mass and establish thriving customer communities.

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Lyle Fong

Lithium Technologies

Lyle Fong is the CEO & Co-Founder of Lithium Technologies, a leading on-demand provider of enterprise communities, including discussion forums, social networking, and blogs. Lithium powers some of the largest communities in the world for some of the largest companies in the world, including Dell, AT&T, Sony, Symantec and others.

Prior to starting Lithium Technologies, Lyle co-founded GX Media, where he was the CTO. He drove the development of Gamers.com, which was rated the #1 independent gaming portal by Nielsen NetRatings. Lyle was instrumental in raising a total of $15M in funding led by CMGI, negotiating multi-million dollar technology licensing deals with Dell, Sony, AltaVista, and Ziff-Davis, and spearheading the spin-off of Lithium Technologies. Lyle was also the driving force behind the creation of technologies for professional gaming, including a global rankings system, tournament engine, and a real-time match reporting and spectating system. These technologies were the key success factors behind the AMD PGL, the most successful and highly acclaimed professional gaming league to date with over 100 million media impressions, and also numerous tournaments for Sega.

Before Lithium Technologies and GX Media, Lyle launched two other startups – a specialized computer services business which has since expanded into one of the largest ISPs in China and a software consulting business, NetStreams.

Lyle studied at UC Berkeley, majoring in Computer Science, where he received the Hewlett-Packard Scholarship Award and National Youth Leadership Award. Lyle is also the recipient of the 2008 Anheuser-Busch University of Arizona Entrepreneur-in-Residence Award.