Mike Capps

Mike Capps has been a game designer, executive producer, lead writer, lead programmer, research professor, industry advocate, and technology executive. He's best known for his decade as the president of Epic Games, makers of the mega-hit Gears of War and Fortnite franchises and the award-winning Unreal Engine. Capps has trended on Twitter, presented with Steve Jobs, sniper trained with Special Forces, and written bestselling comic books. He’s served on the boards of dozens of companies, industry groups, and professional organizations; current roles include Sphero robotics, Autarch tabletop gaming, and Lonerider Brewing. Capps has been featured as a technology expert and futurist on multiple documentary series on the Discovery, Military, and Science channels. He started his career with degrees from UNC, MIT, and the Naval Postgraduate School, where he served on the research faculty with a focus on networked virtual reality and simulations.