Jellyvision

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The Jellyvision Lab, Inc.
Private
Industry Technology
Founded 2001; 16 years ago (2001)
Founder Harry Gottlieb
Headquarters Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Key people
Amanda Lannert (CEO)
Number of employees
277 (2016)
Website jellyvision.com

The Jellyvision Lab, Inc. (commonly referred to as Jellyvision) is a Chicago-based interactive software company founded by Jackbox Games (formerly Jellyvision Games, Inc.) founder Harry Gottlieb.

History[edit]

Jellyvision and its sister company Jackbox Games are entirely separate corporations which have the same founder and a deeply intertwined history.

Jellyvision and Jackbox Games founder Harry Gottlieb founded his first company, Learn Television, in 1989. Learn Television began as an educational media company, but changed its name to Jellyvision, Inc. in 1995,[1] when it switched its focus from education to entertainment.

The Jellyvision Lab, Inc. was separately incorporated on May 3, 2001, as a way of utilizing Gottlieb’s approach to human machine interface (interactive conversation[2]) outside of games.

ALEX[edit]

ALEX helps companies talk their employees through the tricky choices they'll have to make, like picking a health insurance plan, deciding how much to put in their 401(k), or whether they might want extra life insurance.

There are several ALEX products:

  • ALEX: Benefits Counselor
  • ALEX: 1095
  • ALEX: Making the Most of Your Plan
  • ALEX: Financial Wellness
  • ALEX: Understanding Health Care Reform
  • ALEX: Your 401(k)

Awards[edit]

2016

  • Chicago Tribune's Top Workplaces in Chicago
  • Moxie Awards - Woman in Tech (Amanda Lannert)
  • ITA (Illinois Technology Association) - Industry Champion (Amanda Lannert)

2015

  • Chicago Tribune's Top Workplaces in Chicago[3]
  • eHealthcare Platinum Award - Best Interactive (ALEX Making the Most of Your Plan)[4]
  • ITA (Illinois Technology Association) - Lighthouse Award[5]
  • Moxie Awards[6][7] - Best Software Company, Best Company Culture, CEO of the Year (Amanda Lannert)
  • STAR (Society of Talent Acquisition & Recruitment) Chicago - 2015 Talent Acquisition Specialist of the Year[8] (Mary Beth Wynn)

2014

  • Chicago Tribune's Top Workplaces in Chicago[3]
  • Moxie Awards - CEO of the Year (Amanda Lannert)

References[edit]

  1. ^ GRBENICK, MARA. "Goofing off is serious work at Chicago's Jellyvision Lab". Retrieved 13 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Gottlieb, Harry (2002-01-01). "The Interactive Conversation Interface (ICI): A Proposed Successor to GUI for an Interactive Broadband World". Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces. IUI '02. New York, NY, USA: ACM: 2–2. doi:10.1145/502716.502718. ISBN 1581134592. 
  3. ^ a b "Chicago Tribune Top Workplaces 2015 - The Jellyvision Lab, Inc.". TopWorkplaces. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Strategic Health Care Communications - Award Winners". www.strategichealthcare.com. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  5. ^ "ITA". www.illinoistech.org. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  6. ^ "2015 Winners | The Moxie Awards 2015". moxieawards.builtinchicago.org. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  7. ^ "And the 2015 Moxie Awards go to…". Built In Chicago. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Who's the Best in Chicago's Talent Acquisition? Our Mary Beth Wynn! - Jellyvision". Jellyvision. Retrieved November 23, 2015. 

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