Pathfinder Lester, US
Moderation: Heike Philp
Recording (59min): https://youtu.be/vUbyWbKMioA
John Pathfinder Lester is an immersive learning guru, virtual world pioneer, culture builder and online community creator. He’s led projects and teams from startups to Fortune 100 companies, and his background includes neuroscience research, infosec, fintech and knowledge management.
As Chief Learning Officer at Billions of Us, he helps people change the way they learn and work in a world that has changed. Modern tools like Zoom and Slack do a great job at keeping us all connected, but we don’t feel like we’re with each other. Perceptually immersive virtual worlds give us back a sense of being with people in places, and John leverages this powerful concept at Billions of Us to teach organizations how to improve collaboration by increasing emotional bandwidth, empathy and creativity.
With his background in neurology, John developed the first immersive medical education products and online patient support communities while doing research at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. John co-founded the the first computer security hackerspace „The L0pht,“ he’s a long-standing member of the oldest white-hat hacker group „Cult of the Dead Cow,“ and he led the development of pioneering immersive learning education initiatives for Second Life while working at Linden Lab.