Ron Goldman is an innovator, tech executive and social entrepreneur. Ron co-founded and has served as CEO of Kognito since 2003 where he has pioneered the use of gaming and simulation technology for learning experiences in health, behavioral health and education. Ron has spearheaded and commercialized ground-breaking simulation technology integrating The Kognito Conversation PlatformTM with principles of neuroscience, social cognition and game mechanics.
He has been a principal investigator and co-author of several articles published in peer-reviewed journals. His work has contributed to the listing of three Kognito simulations in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP). Ron is a member of the advisory board of the Games for Health Journal. He is a frequently requested speaker at conferences about the intersection of gaming and health, the efficacy of role-play conversations and behavior change with virtual humans and growth and leadership in entrepreneurial environments. He has spoken, by invitation, at the White House, SAMHSA, Health 2.0, mHealth, Connected Health, and other government agencies and industry conferences.