Co-Revolutionary Competition:
An Alternative War Game Inspired by the New Sciences
January 14-15, 2003

INTRODUCTION
SPEAKERS
GAME TIMELINE

Speakers

 

Eric Bonabeau is one of the world's leading experts in complex systems and distributed adaptive problem solving.   He has a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Paris-Sud University in France, and he spent several years as a Research Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute.   He is also an alumnus of the two premier French universities, Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications.   Eric is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Advances in Complex Systems and serves as a member of the editorial board of the journals Artificial Life and Information Sciences . He   is editor and co-author of the book Intelligence Collective (Hermes Sciences, Paris) and the co-author of the books Swarm Intelligence and Self-Organization in Biological Systems. Eric's commercial experience includes years of research and development in US and European telecommunications and software companies as well as establishing the firm Eurobios. He sits on the advisory board of several companies, including a number of Fortune 500 corporations.

Scott Borg comes to security issues from a background in business economics and the theory of complex systems.   In the mid-nineties, he was one of the original developers of Value Creation Analysis, a set of cooperative-game-theory-based techniques for determining how much value can be created by various combinations of business components.   He has since applied this method successfully to many problems involving information, pricing theory, supply chains, internet intermediaries, and alliance management.   He has done work for the United Nations and lived in many foreign countries.   A frequent commentator on public radio, he has also lectured at Harvard, Columbia, Yale, University of Chicago, Dartmouth, London, and Massachusetts.   Scott will be the Red Team Commander.

Jeff Cares, President of Alidade Incorporated, is a naval futurist and military innovation expert.   As Co-founder of the Newport Center for Information Age Warfare Studies in Rhode Island, he has published pioneering work in the application of New Science techniques to military problems.   An Operations Research analyst, he has extensive experience using classic OR techniques to develop concepts of warfare for 50-years in the future.    In addition to lecturing internationally on Information Age Warfare, Jeff advises military, New Economy and defense industry executives on strategic investment decisions.   Jeff conceived of and developed the Co-Revolutionary Competition and has been the war game series director since 2001.

J.C. Herz is a researcher and designer who specializes in networked interaction design: how the rule structure of massively multiplayer systems alters human behavior within those systems, and where, and how to introduce mechanisms that leverage both the power of digital networks and the intrinsic attributes of human nature and the social dynamics that emerge in groups, online and offline. Clients include multinational corporations, nonprofit organizations and the U.S. Defense Department (DARPA, OSD and other agencies).   J.C. sits on the National Research Council's Committee on Creativity and Information Technology, and the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency's study group on patterns of emergent behavior in massively multiplayer persistent worlds. She is the author of two books, Surfing on the Internet (Little Brown, 1994), an ethnography of cyberspace before the web, and Joystick Nation: How Videogames Ate Our Quarters, Won Our Hearts, and Rewired Our Minds (Little Brown, 1997), a history of videogames which traces the cultural and technological evolution of the first medium that was born digital, and how it shaped the minds of a generation weaned on Atari. J.C. published 100 essays on the grammar and syntax of game design in New York Times between 1998-2000.

 

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