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Chris Melissinos
former Chief Gaming Officer at Sun Microsystems, Inc., creator of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s “The Art of Video Games” exhibition

Chris Melissinos is the former Chief Gaming Officer at Sun Microsystems, Inc., creator of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s "The Art of Video Games" exhibition, and a founding board member of the Video Game History Foundation. With a career in the games industry spanning more than two decades, he has led the creation of video game solutions in Java, mobile, server platforms, and next generation game distribution solutions. His "The Art of Video Games" exhibition explored the 40 year evolution of video games as an art form, its impact on American culture, and traveled to 10 additional museums across the US. For this work, he received the industry "Ambassador Award" at the 2013 Game Developers Choice Awards at GDC. Speaking and press engagements include CES, Game Developers Conference, PAX, Mobile World Congress, JavaOne, and TEDx, and featured in more than 30 news outlets including CBS, ABC, FOX, BBC, NPR, Wired, Time Magazine, Nintendo Power, and Game Informer.