Founder of Blue Planet Foundation
A Dutch video game designer and entrepreneur. He is known for producing Japan's first major turn-based role-playing video game _The Black Onyx_, securing the rights to distribute _Tetris_ on video game consoles where the game found popularity, and as the founder of Bullet-Proof Software (now called Blue Planet Software) and The Tetris Company, which licenses the _Tetris_ trademark. He was instrumental in resolving licensing disputes that brought Tetris to the Game Boy. Nowadays, he serves as Managing Director of The Tetris Company. In 2007, Rogers founded Blue Planet Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity focused on activities of advocacy, building awareness and fostering action for clean energy in Hawaii. In 2015, the foundation led the campaign to make Hawaii the first state in the nation with a 100% renewable energy law. Rogers also serves as Chairman of the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES) and owner of Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS), a 1,200 square-foot Mars analog habitat on Mauna Loa. PISCES' core mission is to develop and grow an aerospace industry in Hawaii through applied research, workforce development and economic development initiatives.