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Don Daglow

Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Foundation
President
Sausalito
Don Daglow is a three-time Inc. 500™ CEO, a pioneering game designer and 2008 Technical Emmy® Award recipient whose career spans the history of Silicon Valley. Teams have shipped over $1 billion in games under his leadership. He now advises companies ranging from small startups to large international publishers.

Don also serves as Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships at The Strong National Museum of Play; as a Mentor at the Founders Space accelerator in San Francisco (rated in the Top Ten by Inc. Magazine); as a member of the Devcom Advisory Board; and as the volunteer President of The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Foundation.

He is the only executive in the history of the games industry who has held leadership positions on titles for every generation of video game consoles, from 1980 to the present day. In 2003 he received the CGE Award for "groundbreaking achievements that shaped the Video Game Industry."

Along with John Carmack of id Software and Mike Morhaime of Blizzard Entertainment, Daglow is one of only three game developers whose work has been honored at both the Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards and at the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences DICE Awards.

He is also an accomplished writer, with a playwriting award from The National Endowment for the Humanities and multiple book awards for his literary mystery novel, The Fog Seller.