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We are proud to announce that Joel Carnes,Vice President, Prize Operations & Strategy, XPrize will be a guest speaker at the Space Forum 2016 which will take place on May 10-11, 2016, at the European Convention Center in Luxembourg





Joel Carnes joins XPRIZE with 20 years of experience as a leader in strategy and management in the high tech, entertainment, and consulting fields. At XPRIZE he heads the Prize Operations group, supporting innovators around the world as they compete to bring their breakthrough ideas to fruition.

Prior to joining XPRIZE, Mr. Carnes lead Central Operations at Activision, supporting global franchises including Call of Duty and Skylanders. As Director of Business Operations and Strategy at Disney Online, he managed a complete reboot of the Technology Group, responsible for Disney websites, games, and application development. Acting as Sr. Strategist at Disney Imagineering, Mr. Carnes defined and managed multiple Corporate Alliance partnerships, including Wellpoint and T. Rowe Price. He has held leadership positions in both boutique and major consulting firms, including KPMG/BearingPoint.

Mr. Carnes received a Bachelor of Arts in Social Ecology from the University of California at Irvine. His diverse background includes work in visual effects cinematography (including leading the VFX camera crew on Starship Troopers) as well adventures as a Ranger in the U.S. Forest Service.