Bernie DeKoven has spent more than thirty years as a leader in the development of new technologies and games for collaboration. He is the founder of the technography method for facilitating real-time collaboration, in both "face-to-face and place-to-place" meetings. His Technography Center is a consulting, training and publishing effort focusing on improving the productivity and effectiveness of collaborating teams. He's the author of Connected Executives, a book that business author Tom Peters has called "an ingenious blueprint for a communication and networking revolution."
Bernie is especially interested in making the world a little more fun. He conducts programs and workshops in "Deep Fun" offering small and large group presentations, demonstrating collaborative technologies and focusing on the dynamics of "co-liberating" relationships. Bernie consulted for Mattel Media, Ideal Toy Company, Children's Television Workshop and CBS software.
Bernie's Interplay Curriculum, a program in self-esteem and social skills based on children's games, was used in classrooms and playgrounds throughout the city of Philadelphia. For the Philadelphia Bicentennial, he designed and orchestrated Playday on the Parkway, a community games event involving hundreds of thousands of celebrants. He established The Games Preserve, a retreat center for the study of games and play. In his book, The Well Played Game (Doubleday), he voiced a philosophy of "healthy competition" that formed the core teachings of the New Games Foundation.