2017 Keynote Speaker

John Yun-Kuang Chen

CEO, Playtime Inc.


John Chen is the energetic CEO of PLAYTIME Inc., infusing corporate teambuilding and leadership skills through technology and adventure. Using his unique Competitive-Collaborative Design, Geoteaming is not only about teambuilding, but also team-to-team building as teams compete for the high score while collaborating to achieve a company goal. Through this process, John’s clients learn how to balance the paradox of competition and collaboration through his 7 Keys for Cross Team Collaboration. For the last 18 years, John has completed over 1,300 teambuilding events with more than 130,000 clients including Microsoft, Nike and Chase Bank.


Clients have given rave reviews and John has been awarded the Puget Sound Business Journal’s Top 40 Entrepreneur Under the Age of 40 Award and the Better Business Bureau’s Innovative Practices Award, and PLAYTIME has been recognized as the fourth fastest-growing minority business. In addition, John won the Training Magazine Top Young Trainer Award in 2008.


John volunteers his time and resources to many innovative charities focusing on the environment and children, and he is an active member of his community. John is currently the board president for The Technology Access Foundation, bringing technical skills to inner-city kids and boasting a 100 percent college entrance rate.

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