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Robert Gehorsam
Forterra Systems


Robert Gehorsam, President of Forterra Systems, Inc., has more than 20 years of management experience in the online games and entertainment world. In recent years, he has applied that experience to leveraging commercial game technology for national security applications. Robert has participated in several government studies on this subject and speaks frequently on the topic. Before joining Forterra Systems he served as Senior Vice President, Programming and Production at Viacom's CBS Internet Group, and previously Senior Vice President for Programming and Production at Sony Online Entertainment (SOE). From 1985-1992 Gehorsam founded and led Prodigy's games and educational divisions, launching the first large-scale subscription-based sports simulations and nearly two dozen other online titles. He held management positions at Scholastic Inc. and consulted on entertainment and broadband strategy to Microsoft, America Online, CNET, Ziff-Davis and Children's Television Workshop. Earlier in his career he was an editor at Simon & Schuster, where he helped found its Electronic Publishing Division and published some of the first consumer applications for Macintosh.





























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