Asi Burak is an award-winning videogame and digital technology executive, named one of the “Digital 25: Leaders in Emerging Entertainment” by the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and Variety Magazine.
Burak currently serves as Chairman of the influential non-profit Games for Change (G4C), which produces the Annual Games for Change Festival, NYC’s largest gaming industry event. Since 2004, Games for Change advances the quality, reach, creation and distribution of videogames that serve as powerful tools in humanitarian and educational efforts. Prior to his tenure as G4C President from 2010 to 2015, Burak co-founded and led Impact Games, the creator of two award-winning educational platforms: PeaceMaker and Play the News (acquired by Hybrid Learning Systems in 2010).
Often interviewed by international and national media and invited to speak at global forums, from the Clinton Foundation to NASA to Sundance and TED Talks, Burak published his first book Power Play: How Video Games Can Save the World with Laura Parker, a contributing writer to the New York Times, in 2017. He is a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts MFA in Design for Social Innovation and holds a Master of Entertainment Technology from Carnegie Mellon University.