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Alexander is a 25-year old Java developer at CGI. He is of Dutch/Greek nationality. Alexander has a bachelor in Game Development (University of applied sciences of Amsterdam) and a master in Game studies (University of Amsterdam). During his master Alexander developed a passion for gamification and motivation theory. Why are people playing games for countless hours? What makes them so engaging? Can we use this to enrich our everyday life? Such questions keep him busy.

Within CGI he is busy with promoting gamification to clients as a valid solution to many human-focused problems. He is always on the lookout for hot new technologies (such as the Microsoft Hololens and HTC Vive) and how they can be combined with gamification to solve everyday problems.

His biggest hobby (and this might come as a surprise) is gaming. From shooters to role playing games, he plays everything. Furthermore he likes to windsurf and ride a bike.