Celebrating 15 Years

Our Crystal Anniversary

We create software products that enable simulations, data explorations, and predictive analytics.

"We believe that the power of data visualizations and interactive learning is transformative.

We believe in continual learning and discovery for ourselves and our customers."

Many customers use our tools to build their own explorations. Forio Epicenter brings together years of experience with mathematical modeling languages and best-in-breed web technologies. Forio has addressed the challenges of security and performance to provide an enterprise-class software development platform. Epicenter makes it easy to turn sophisticated analyses into interactive, memorable web applications that anyone can use.

We also develop custom software, designed collaboratively with our customers. Our software and services are used by businesses, universities, and government agencies around the world. Our simulations focus on training and strategic planning for current and aspiring mid- and senior-level managers. Our data visualizations, explorations, and predictive analytics focus on enabling organizations to understand and improve their decision-making.

  • Forio is founded
    Co-founders Michael Bean and Will Glass-Husain continue to lead the company today.
  • 2002
    First business simulation
    This sim is custom-built for a large Midwest power company.
  • 2002
    Forio Broadcast release
    Broadcast is the first generation of Forio's platform for simulation, modeling, and analytics.
  • 2003
    MIT partnership begins
    Forio launches a suite of pre-built business simulations, developed in partnership with faculty at MIT and other institutions. These simulations (or updated versions of them) are still used in MBA classes.
  • 2006
    Wharton partnership begins
    Forio and Wharton collaborate to develop an elaborate, multiplayer simulation for the Wharton Executive Development Program, an intensive two-week executive course. This collaboration is ongoing and has produced several additional simulations used in Wharton's graduate and undergraduate programs.
  • 2007
    Harvard Business School Publishing partnership begins
    HBP and Forio begin working together to create the Everest Team Decision Making and Universal Car Rental Pricing simulations. These are the first of more than 20 simulations Forio develops in collaboration with HBP and HBS faculty, all built on the Forio platform.
  • 2007
    First predictive analytics simulation
    Branching out from higher education and corporate training, Forio works with the BioBusiness Alliance on an analytics simulation used in energy policy planning & analysis.
  • 2009
    Forio Simulate release
    Simulate is the second generation of Forio's platform for simulation, modeling, and analytics.
  • 2014
    Forio Contour release
    Forio's powerful JavaScript visualization library is free and open source.
  • 2014
    Forio Epicenter release
    Epicenter is the third, and current, generation of Forio's powerful platform for simulation, modeling, and analytics. It supports modeling in Python, R, Julia, and systems dynamics languages, includes an HTML5 drag-and-drop UI builder, and is the first Forio platform to fully support team collaboration for developing projects.
  • 2015
    Stanford Business School partnership begins
    Stanford Business School and Forio collaborate to create a series of simulations on negotiation and market strategies, used in Stanford's graduate-level business classes.

Awards & Accolades

  • Brandon Hall Research | Excellence in Technology | Bronze
    Forio Simulate is awarded bronze in the Brandon Hall Research, Excellence in Technology Awards.
  • MITX | MITX eLearning | Best of Show
    Leadership & Teamwork: Everest wins the MITX eLearning category.
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  • Serious Play Awards | Silver
    Innovation: Back Bay Battery is awarded silver in the Education category.
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  • Serious Play Awards | Bronze
    Organizational Behavior: Judgment in a Crisis is awarded bronze in the Corporate category.
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  • SIIA CODiE Awards | Finalist
    Change Management: Power & Influence is a finalist for the Best Game-Based Curriculum Solution.
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  • Best Of Elearning | Simulation | Award of Excellence
    The Forio Epicenter Simulation Platform is awarded the Award of Excellence in the Simulations category, as voted on by industry learning executives.
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  • Reimagine Education STARS Awards | Silver
    Looking Glass, an Alternate Reality Teaching (ART) experience for MBA students, earns Silver for both the Hybrid Learning and the Social Sciences & MBA categories.
    Alternate Reality Teaching, Startup Experience

The Forio Team

Michael Bean
Michael Bean

President & Co-Founder

Will Glass-Husain
Will Glass-Husain

Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder

David Berkman
David Berkman

Software Development Manager

Andrew Natt
Andrew Natt

Lead UX/UI Designer

Andrew Northrop
Andrew Northrop

VP of Operations

Tom Chen
Tom Chen

Software Developer

Amber Christiansen
Amber Christiansen

Product Manager

Ashley Crow
Ashley Crow

Sales Representative

Geromel Grate
Geromel Grate

Technical Support Specialist

Andriana Garcia Gutierrez
Andriana Garcia Gutierrez

UI Designer

Bella Hayes
Bella Hayes

Accountant & HR Manager

Molly Jones
Molly Jones

Technical Writer

Jonathan Neely
Jonathan Neely

Software Developer

Shiv Parikh
Shiv Parikh

Software Developer

George Pickett
George Pickett

Software Developer

Naren Ranjit
Naren Ranjit

Software Delevoper

Janet Rozenberg
Janet Rozenberg

Quality Assurance Engineer

Mike Steiner
Mike Steiner

IT Engineer

Tiantian Xu
Tiantian Xu

Software Developer

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