Gamification refers to the integration of game dynamics into a service, community, content or campaign, in order to drive engagement and participation. The technique can be useful to encourage people to perform tasks that they generally considered boring, such as completing reviews, filling out tax forms , driving efficiently or tracking caloric intake. In 2010, organizations spent barely $100 million on gamification, the early days of the trend. However with the emergence of social media, mobility and cloud technologies the gamification industry is expected to touch $2.8 billion by 2016. A major driver of this is the use of gamification to influence behaviour surrounding health and environmental issues. The private sector is catching on, however where are the public and not-for profit sectors in all of this? In this visual presentation Mike covers the basics behind gamification along with the latest trends, statistics and examples from around the globe. Critical viewpoints are presented as well so that participants can decide on their own if this is indeed a trend or just a silly fad.