Aki Järvinen, Ph.D., is an experienced game professional and academic. Since 2002, Aki’s career has included studios such as Fathammer, Digital Chocolate, Grand Cru, and Playdemic. His background is in design, but Aki has lead teams in developing state-of-the-art mobile and social games. He also has a doctoral dissertation on game design and emotions. From the beginning of 2016, Aki has been focusing on building Game Futures, a research and consulting initiative poised to help studios to think about the future in a structured way.