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Atari Founder, Silicon Valley Icon, Entrepreneur & Scientist Known as the “Father of the Video Game Industry”

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Nolan Bushnell is a businessman and an electrical engineer. He established Atari, Inc. and the Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza Time Theatre chain. Bushnell has been inducted into the Video Game Hall of Fame and the Consumer Electronics Association Hall of Fame, received the BAFTA Fellowship and the Nations Restaurant News “Innovator of the Year” award, and was named one of Newsweek’s “50 Men Who Changed America.” Bushnell has started more than twenty companies and is one of the founding fathers of the video game industry. He is on the board of Anti-Aging Games. He is credited with Bushnell’s Law, an aphorism about games “easy to learn and difficult to master” being rewarding. He was also the first and only person to hire Steve Jobs, which he details in his 2013 book, “Finding the Next Steve Jobs.”Today he oversees and/or sits on the boards of several companies that use Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality, and Augmented Reality, as well as other advanced tech. In the process of founding over 20 companies, he pioneered many of the workplace innovations that have made Silicon Valley a long-standing magnet for creative talent. Additionally, he has consulted for numerous corporations, including IBM, Cisco Systems and US Digital Communications. He has been featured by major media worldwide including Fast Company, Wired, Huffington Post, CNET, The Guardian, BBC, and as a guest on countless business news shows.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Nolan Bushnell and other top speakers and celebrities.

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